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Ontario Sailing Annual Symposium!
  
Saturday, November 21, 2015
  
115 Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga, ON
  
Sponsored by:
** Skippers' Plan ** Class Afloat ** Fogh Marine **
** Arctic Frog ** St. Lawrence Seaway ** Gill **
  
Cost: Registration is $90.00 plus HST per person (includes lunch)


  
Book Your Booth for the First Annual Club & Boat Exhibition Day!
  
Sunday, November 22, 2015
  
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library
  
Sponsored by:
** Skippers' Plan ** Class Afloat ** Fogh Marine **
** Arctic Frog ** St. Lawrence Seaway ** Gill **
  
Ontario Sailing is proud to be hosting its FIRST ANNUAL Club & Boat Exhibition day on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library.
  
Be one of only 60 clubs to showcase your programs to our very eager GET OUT ON THE WATER attendees from the 2015 season. With over 3000 invitations to the public to attend this event, your club/school can be their next step to get into sailing!

Location: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, Asquith Avenue, Toronto, ON

Cost: Registration is $159 plus HST and includes a booth

Upon registration, you will be contacted by Ontario Sailing with specific details on organizing your booth for Sunday November 22nd's Club & Boat Exhibition day at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon.

 
If your club or organization would like to set up a booth or you need more information, please contact Stephanie at 1-888-672-7245 ext. 225 or stephanie@shellsandsails.ca  

  
Register Now to Attend the Club & Boat Exhibition Day!
  
Sunday, November 22, 2015
  
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
  
Sponsored by:
** Skippers' Plan ** Class Afloat ** Fogh Marine **
** Arctic Frog ** St. Lawrence Seaway ** Gill **
  
Brought to you by Ontario Sailing in partnership with The Toronto Public Library, we bring you our FIRST annual Club & Boat Expo.
 
Join us for a full day of everything water related. Visit The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon on November 22nd showcasing our many clubs and organizations across Ontario. Learn about our programs and other free events happening throughout the year.
 
Stay for our speaker series which includes insuring your water craft, where to buy your next boat, small and large repairs, do it yourself or when to call the expert and so much more.  Visit our booths where you can purchase your own personalized nautical jewelry, clothing, boat accessories and learn more about what our clubs have to offer.
 
This is a FREE can't miss event. Mingle with sailors, racers and cruisers and perhaps develop or fuel your passion!
 
Location: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, Asquith Avenue, Toronto, ON
 
Cost to Public:  FREE
 
 
  
For more information, please contact Stephanie at 1-888-672-7245 ext. 225 or stephanie@shellsandsails.ca

 
Ontario Sailing's "Sailing Strategies and Tactics Workshop"

Clubs... here is an off-season workshop that you can host at your club. Call Glenn at Ontario Sailing to book (details below).

For individuals, we will host sessions online and at the clubs. The schedule for both will be posted in the next two weeks and sent out by ENewsletter, Facebook and Twitter.

Sessions will be run by Thomas Fogh.  Thomas a former member of the National Team, fresh off the Pan Am Games and is a fully certified coach with Sail Canada.

Content of the sessions will include:
  1. Sail Shape and tuning
  2. Race Strategy
  3. Spinnaker Sailing
  4. Q & A session

The layout is based on two formats.  One is a day-long workshop attended in person; the second is delivered over two online workshops (the subject matter split into two sections).  We would assume that for distance-challenged locations, the second option is best.

The session uses North Racing Tactics by Bill Gladstone available for purchase (fee TBD once we get the new pricing).

Fees:

Online sessions:

$90.00 plus HST for non- members

$75.00 plus HST for members of Ontario Sailing member clubs

 

In-person sessions (includes book and food):

$115.00 plus HST for non- members

$100.00 plus HST for members


For more information, please contact Glenn Lethbridge, Executive Director, Ontario Sailing at execdir@ontariosailing.ca or 905-572-7245 ext. 224 (toll free 1-888-672-7245).


 
Sail Canada AGM & Conference Report!

The Sail Canada AGM was held in Ottawa from October 29th to 31st, 2015.
 
The AGM included a number of additional meetings for Provincial Coaches that ran on Wednesday, October 28th.  There was also an Advanced Race Management Seminar and a Regional/National Judge Seminar that ran during the week.

  The Executive Directors of the ten Provinces and Sail Canada's ED, Paddy Boyd, also met during the week (this was the largest turn out of EDs in many years).  There were sessions run during the conference to update members and clubs on programs such as CANSail, Ontario Sailing's COAST program, Social Media, Transport Canada update and the list goes on.
 
Ontario was represented by President Mark Searle, VP Graham Fraser and Board Member Peter Bradley.  In addition, Learning Facilitators Rob Lytle, Ashley Lewis, Mary Catherine Dorn, and Cruising Chair Jamie Gordon all attended the meetings.  Staff coaches  Chris Hewson and Chris Cowan along with ED Glenn Lethbridge were also in attendance.
 
The AGM was held on Saturday, October 31st with the following outcomes:
  • The membership adopted some wording and organizational changes to the Sail Canada Bylaws.
  • The audited financial statement was approved along with reports from the Provinces.
  • The election of officers then took place.
  •  Todd Irving was acclaimed as the new Incoming President. Todd, a past president of Ontario Sailing, is a member of RCYC.
  • Karen McRae was elected to the Board of Directors. Karen is a member of RCYC. A tidbit on Karen; she was my first Sailing Instructor in 1975 at the HHC Sailing School starting me on a very long road as a sailor, instructor and full time staff person!
  •  Bob Greenhalgh was elected to the Board of Directors. Bob is a member of the Maple Leaf Fund (a former member of Humber College Sailing Club that recently closed their doors). Bob was a key volunteer for the Sailing event at the Pan AM Games.

We would like to thank outgoing board members Christine Searle and John Kerr for their outstanding commitment to the Sport of Sailing.
 

For more details on the conference, copies of the financial statement, audit report and candidate bios, please follow this link http://www.sailing.ca/agm-conference-s15726

 
Glenn Lethbridge
Executive Director
Ontario Sailing
execdir@ontariosailing.ca
905-572-7245 or 1-888-672-7245 ext. 224


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www.OntarioSailing.ca
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