Course Date Changes

Due to weather, Westwood has decided to push class start dates back.  New course dates as follows:

CANSail 1/2

  • Class A - May 14 - June 25
  • Class B - May 12 - June 16
  • Class C - May 28 - July 9
  • Class D - May 19 - July 7
  • Class E - May 22 - June 28
  • Class F - June 4 - July 16
  • Class G - July 9 - Aug 15
  • Class H - July 7 - Aug 25
  • Class I - June 16 - Aug 27
  • Class J - July 22 - Aug 25

CANSail 3 Classes

  • Class W - May 1 - June 7
  • Class X - May 1 - June 7
  • Class Y - Sep 3 - Sep 23 (m/u Sep 29)

CAT SCHOOL

  • Class Z - June 10 - July 22

Pub Night / Membership Info Session

Meet new people or reconnect with old crew! 

Westwood's 2018 Pub Night will be held on Wednesday March 28th at The Artful Dodger (10 Isabella St)!  Festivities start at 6PM upstairs in the pool room.  

Looking to start sailing this summer and have questions? Come join us for a pint, get your questions answered, and register for the season!  

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2018 Open Houses

The 2018 season is kicking in and Westwood will be hosting a number of Open Houses in March and April:

  • Saturday March 24, 2018: 1-3pm
  • Saturday March 31, 2018: 1-3pm
  • Sunday April 8, 2018: 1-3pm
  • Saturday April 14, 2018: 12-2pm
  • Sunday April 22, 2018: 11am-1pm 

For potential new members - meet our crew, tour the clubhouse, and learn more about Westwood's membership!  For returning members - this is the perfect time to complete your membership form and drop off your fees. 

If you're unable to make any of these dates, please contact membership@westwoodsailing.ca with any questions you may have.  We hope to see you soon!

Spring is Coming!

Hi sailors!

Spring is on the way and the new sailing season will be on us before you know it! We've got some events coming up that we wanted to get on your radar:

  • Pub/Membership Info Night - March 23, 7pm at Sarah's Cafe and Pub (1426 Danforth Ave)

Come join us for a drink, catch up with friends, and register for the season! Have friends or family who are interested in sailing this season? Bring them along! Brand new and have a ton of questions? Come on down, meet the gang, and get all your questions answered!

  • Open Houses

We'll have people down at the club for a number of open houses throughout March and April. If you're thinking about joining this is a great time to come down, see the club, and get all your questions answered!

  • March 25,  1-3pm
  • April 1,  12-2pm
  • April 4,  6-8pm
  • April 8,  2-4pm
  • April 15,  11-1pm

 

Class Scheduling and Impact on Boat Availability

Please note the following class scheduling news that may impact boat availability.

Cat School is now running on Mondays and Wednesdays, in the evening. Cats (all Hobie 16 and Nacra 500) will not be available for recreational sailing. There will also be a Saturday session, on October 8.

CANSail 4 is now running on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This course requires 5 Albacores; given the advanced skill focus, it is expected that Ovingtons (i.e., newer boats with higher sail numbers) will be reserved, and that Skills Training or recreational sailing will use older boats. There will also be some Sunday sessions.

CANSail 1/2 make-up classes (due to several nights of poor wind) will require five boats on Tuesday, Aug 23 and Tues, Aug 30. Together with CANSAil 4, this means there will be no Albacores available (resulting in cancellation of Skills Training on those nights). There will also be a full class (10 boats) on Saturday, Sep 3.

We appreciate this may also cause some disruption to social sail and dinner.

A complete schedule has been posted in the clubhouse.

2016 New Helms Regatta + Milk Carton Race, Aug 27

New Helms Regatta

Hey, CANSail 3 grads and everyone who's been thinking of helming a race! The annual New Helms Regatta is your chance to race against other skippers with similar experience. You're eligible if you and your crew meet these criteria:

  • Skipper must hold CanSail 3 (or Bronze 4) certification or higher. If they do not hold these certifications, approval must be granted by their club Commodore and Race Chair.
  • Skipper must not have helmed any Friday Night Race during the previous (2015) or any earlier season.
  • Crew must not have helmed any Friday Night Race during the previous (2015) or any earlier season.

Milk Carton Race

When the New Helms racers return to shore, the Milk  Carton Race starts! See full details of the rules.

Cat school & CANSail 4

Catamaran School

Cat School is aimed at providing the knowledge and experience to obtain Hobie Helm status. 

Cat School starts August 24 (Wednesday), Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting at 5:30 to dusk.

8 students max

Pre-requisites for Cat School:

  • Current Westwood member in good standing
  • CANSail 3 (old Bronze 4) or Albacore Skipper status

Course cost:  $110.62, plus HST = $125.00


CANSail 4

CANSail 4 starts August 23, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting at 5:30 (plus Sunday races) to dusk

10 students max

Pre-requisite for CANSail 4:

  • Current Westwood member in good standing
  • CANSail 3 (old Bronze 4)

Course cost:  $110.62, plus HST = $125.00