Windsurf In The City

» Surf, Sun and Sand…
» Only seconds from the city!
» Located at Cherry Beach, Toronto

TWC Youth Camp

» Week Long Windsurfing Day Camps
» Ages 12+ July through August
» Fun for kids - Convenient for Parents

Youth Racing Program

» Ages 8 - 18
» Professional Instruction
» Beginner to Olympian Progression

Wednesday Night Racing

» FREE public races every Wednesday evening
» May through September
» Apres race Beach BBQ every week

What a great day we had at the Mammoth on Saturday! - Beautiful weather, a bit of wind to make things interesting (it wouldn't be the Mammoth without some wind!), a chance to paddle all the way around the Island, and some of the best folks to race and hang out with on the beach. To top things off, we had the usual nice lunch, amazing prizes from KayakSport, and a smooth running event with the support of all our incredible volunteers.

Here's the link to the results:

Here's TWC member Peter Penev's fantastic video of the race around Toronto Island. Amazing work as always Peter!

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Our 2017 Annual General Meeting at National Yacht Club on Saturday November 25 was another sell-out event.

Thanks to everyone that participated in the formalities and stayed on to enjoy the buffet dinner and dancing.

A special thanks to all the amazing hard work by volunteers in 2017. We achieved more than ever before with the addition of a new kitchen, gravel driveway, container for board repairs and upgraded washrooms.

The other good news is that our outstanding Instructors will be back next year for the LTW classes and lessons.

Annual renewal for membership and storage will start in March 2018 with further updates by email and on our website.

We always have requests for old equipment for new members getting into windsurfing so please use our classifieds to sell your old gear. If you need help, contact us with details of your equipment: Contact TWC

Here is the new Board for 2018

Jay McKinnell - President
Andree Gauthier - 1st Vice President & Volunteers
Tony Rothschild - 2nd Vice President, Marketing & Events
John Darling - Secretary
Mohit Saxena - Treasurer
Ian Matthews - Mammoth Marathon
Ivan Dimic - SUP/Paddle Boards
Artem Lavrynenko - Racing
Constantin Tanurkov - Storage
Kerem Usenmez - Site and Facilities
Ivaylo Gabrovsky - Adult Learn to Windsurf
Chuck McKay - Youth Program

The CORK International, Sail Canada Youth and Senior Board Championships and Race Board North Americans was held August 11-14, 2016 in Kingston, Ontario. Click here for the Notice of Race. The team stays at St Laurence College, it is college dorm and you can share a room; very  economical. Click here for RESULTS

Congratulations to TWC members for cleaning up the awards.

  • Raceboard winners - Keith Whiston, Ian Matthews & Nick Cox
  • Overall 8.5 - Olivia Mew and Zane Feder
  • RSX 9.5 - Max Robinson and Gabriel Verrier Paquette
  • RSX 8.5 - Zane Feder and Anthony Swaelens
  • BIC 293 - Marcus Mealey and Owen Sewell  

Katie Combaluzier

Katie Combaluzier was skiing in Grenoble, France, when she was surprised by an avalanche and severely injured.

Katie is 24 years old and is a long time member of Craigleith Ski Club in Collingwood, Ontario. She started skiing at the age of 3, and grew up racing in Craigleith's race program and continued until the J level. Her passion for skiing gained from Craigleith did not stop after her racing career, and she's constantly looking for new and exciting places to hit the slopes! Katie is currently a first year medical student at the University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, and is an alumni of Queen's University in Kingston Ontario where she received a bachelor of Kinesiology, with Dean's Honour. 

The avalanche caught Katie, and the other members of her group of guard. She was swept away and hit a post. Due to bad weather conditions the helicopter could not land near Katie so she was taken down in a ski toboggan, and then airlifted to a nearby hospital from where the helicopter could land further down the slope. As a result of the avalanche, Katie broke her lumbar, a bone in the spine in the lower back. She underwent surgery to repair the break, and may need another surgery in the future. She currently has no feeling below her right knee. As part of her recovery she will need to lay completely flat for 45 days, with 6 months of rehabilitation therapy to follow.

Any contribution, not matter how small, are greatly appreciated and will help support her medical costs, including rehabilitation and medical transfers (we're hoping to bring her home to Toronto!) 

Katie enjoys being active and busy and were hoping to get her back on her feet as soon as possible so she can continue doing what she loves! Here's the article on CBC

This year looked like another Mammoth Marathon Pumpfest on Sunday (Windsurfing Portion). After a great SUP event on Saturday, the forecast for the windsurfing was for dying winds around 6 knots. The wind came up however with winds increasing to about 8-12 Knots from the South East and holding steady for the entire race.

Starting right at 11 o'clock, 65 people ran down to their boards, setting out to conquer one of the three courses offered on the day (The around the island course and two shorter courses set in the outer harbour).

40 racers left the harbour and began the long pump downwind around the outside of the island. The early leaders were Keith Whiston and Simon Rickard with a large group following them with an age range of 16 to over 65.

The group had to battle large waves and cross chop on the outside of the island, as well as shifty and gusty winds in the inner harbour making it a challenging race all the way around. In the end, it was Ian Matthews taking first in the long course, narrowly beating out Keith Whiston and Paul Carr with Andree Gauthier taking first place women and Marcus Mealy taking first youth.

Here's the link to the results:

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Several  TWC events require boat drivers. We currently need to qualify more boat drivers for our 2 power boats. Port Toronto ( used to be Toronto port Authority) requires a TPA license. for all power boat operators in the Outer Harbor and inner harbor. If you are interested in helping our with boat operations at our club events and want to get qualified please send Mike Tindall an e mail at : mike@tindall.ca. Mike will organize  a special TPA course at the club one evening. The $30 fee will be covered by the TWC, provided you help out at events at the club by operating a power boat. People with experience operating a power boat would be preferred, however if you have never operated a boat and would like to learn an additional evening training  session will be provided before the TPA course./test. Please let Mike know ASAP as we would like to organize the course before the end of June.

Many members help the club by purchasing items such as food, gas, etc. and this is encouraged! If you make a purchase on the club's behalf, the best way to get reimbursed is to send an email to treasurer@twsc.ca with:

  • a scan or pictures your receipts;
  • your name (this will appear on cheque);
  • the address you want cheque mailed to (the address in our database will be used if no address is given);
  • what the purchase was for; and
  • board member who approved purchase (applicable for large purchases, not necessary for minor items).

During the racing season, most requests for payment received on Sunday will be processed and then signed Wednesday at the race. If you are present we will give your cheque to you, otherwise it will go in the mail Thursday.  Please note that occasionally circumstances beyond our control will delay the cheque until the following week.

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