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Apply for Funding from
Ontario Sailing!

Ontario Sailing is very pleased to announce that our members can apply to us for funding up to $2000 for a grass roots program or event that will benefit growth within our sport.

Supported by a donation from the former Huntsville Sailing Club, this fund will be open to member clubs, schools and camps of Ontario Sailing. This is our third year of offering this funding grant.

Programs that could be considered include:
  • New youth programming
  • Programs for youth/adults with a disability
  • Capital work to benefit grass roots at your organization
  • Hosting of a program or event that will help grow your club/school /camp
A simple grant outline stating the following information is required:
  1. A short outline of your club/school
  2. The intended need for the fund, and a brief description of the project and how you will measure its success.
  3. The amount requested up to $2000
  4. Approval of your board to apply for the monies (letter signed by the Commodore)
  5. Name, address, club contact information
  6. You agree to Ontario Sailing highlighting your project on our website and social media
In order to apply you must be:
  1. A member in good standing with Ontario Sailing (current membership paid up).
  2. A not for profit or charity
  3. Agreement to write a short report after the money has been used
  4. Recognition on your website of the support of Ontario Sailing
  5. Due date is July 1st 2017 by 4pm ET
Up to $2000 is available for each year (total of $8000). Consideration for projects over a two year period can be made.

The decision of an Ontario Sailing Board appointment committee will be final.

The panel may choose to fund multiple applications.

Please send your application via email to:
     Glenn Lethbridge, Executive Director ... execdir@ontariosailing.ca
DEADLINE:  July 1st 2017 by 4pm ET

If you have any questions, please contact Glenn at the above email or give him a call at 1-888-672-7245 ext. 224.
Ontario Sailing & Humberview Volkswagen Announce 
Preferred Partner Program!
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Ontario Sailing and Humberview Volkswagen are excited to announce a new Preferred Partner Program.

Humberview is supporting Ontario Sailing as a valued sponsor and has offered an exclusive discount on a new vehicles at Humberview Volkswagen.

Members are encouraged to go to our Member Benefits' page on our website and follow the directions to receive this offer.
Humberview Volkswagen is located at 1650 The Queensway in Toronto and can be reached at 416-259-7656.

Ontario Sailing thanks Humberview for their sponsorship.
Pan Am Silver Medal
Sunfish for Sale!

Purchased new in 2013, this sunfish has only been used sparingly and for the 2015 Pan Am Games.
Comes with the sail markings from the Games.

Purchase the sunfish for $2,950.00 plus HST and for $300.00, our Pan Am Coach will run a day's training (or two evenings) in the Toronto area to get you started on the boat.

Information Flyer

Offers can be sent to Glenn Lethbridge at execdir@ontariosailing.ca

Looking for a Summer Job?

Are you a sailing instructor who is looking for a great summer job?

Then be sure to check out our JOB LISTINGS' page at http://ontariosailing.ca/instructor-services/job-listings/

Remember to check back often as the page is constantly being updated!

If your instructor certifications and/or prerequisites are not up-to-date, you can sign up for Instructor Courses at  https://ontariosailing.ca/instructor-registration/

The Wayfarer Dinghy 
60 Years and Still Strong!
2017 marks the 60 th anniversary of the Wayfarer, the versatile 16-foot dinghy that can be raced, cruised and is seaworthy enough for an open ocean crossing; e.g. Frank Dye's 1963 crossing from Scotland to Iceland. The Wayfarer was designed in England by Ian Proctor in 1957. Many of the original wooden Wayfarers continue to cruise and compete, and be beautifully and lovingly restored.  The Wayfarer has been through several iterations of fibreglass hulls, before culminating in Phil Morrison's sleek-looking Mark IV update of the Wayfarer design, which is built today only in England by Hartley Boats. Some new features include a spinnaker launcher, added controls and increased safety after a capsize due to self-bailing flaps in the transom. This new Wayfarer is helping to revive the class and is attracting some younger sailors; there is also a trainer version that is now being used in some European sailing schools.

Detroit's Nick Seraphinoff works tirelessly to import the new boats to sell and build the fleet in North America ( http://np-boats.com). North Bay, Ontario, Canada once housed the largest fleet in North America in the late 60s and early 70s on Trout Lake. A strongpoint in the fleet hinges on the passion and efforts of the patriarch of the Canadian fleet - 'Uncle' Al Schonborn of Oakville, Ontario - an extraordinary sailor and enthusiastic ambassador who has been a Wayfarer since acquiring W116 in 1964 and has compiled a fabulous sailing resource known the world over - his websites ( http://wayfarer-canada.org  and http://wayfarer-international.org).

Regular regattas occur across Ontario and Michigan; Ontario clubs include Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club and the Mississauga SC, Conestoga SC, Sail Parry Sound, Cobourg, and North Bay and Fanshawe Yacht Clubs. Further afield, there are Wayfarer sailors across Canada from coast to coast and south through the Carolinas to Florida. 

Beyond racing, there are many Wayfarers who just enjoy messing about in boats and discovering new places in them. Here in North America, the Wayfarer "cruising" is highlighted by an annual camping/cruising "Rally", a week of day sails out of a fixed and always enticing locale. These Rallies are currently set in a three-year rotation which includes Hermit Island on Maine's Atlantic coast, Wellesley Island State Park, in New York's half of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River and the Lighthouse Point campground of Ontario's Killbear Provincial Park. Additionally, there is an annual International Rally which has been held in all parts of the Wayfarer world: Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. 2017 will see this Rally take place July 15-22 at Wellesley Island where it will coincide with our annual North American Rally.

In addition to our Rallies, we have one organized Cruise each May in the southern half of the Chesapeake Bay's fabled Eastern Shore. The cruise differs from a Rally in that our headquarters move from day to day. The organized cruise has the great benefit of allowing us to sail in groups which exponentially increases the safety factor.

The Wayfarer fleet is a fun-loving and generous group of people. Both racing and cruising are friendly with an unbelievable eagerness to help new owners learn the ropes and improve their skills. If you have a CL16, you are welcome to join the fleet as it is the same hull design - that is another story. You are welcome to bring your Wayfarer or CL-16 and join in with the fun and meet the group!

  Ontario Sailing's Annual Workshop!
Saturday, November 25, 2017
  Toronto, Ontario  
  Exciting details to follow!