All keel boats will be hauled out on this date. Your mast must be unstepped and off your boat by October 14 (mast crane is not usable on Oct 15). Please read the Haul Out & Launch page to understand the requirements of the boat owner on that day.
Paddlers & dinghy sailors, due to safety concerns please refrain from using the waterfront club facilities on Oct. 15 until after Haul Out. Thank you.
Cradles will be setup on the centre lot. Keel boat owners, be sure the Harbour Master has your cradle pads. Your cradle must be labelled with your name, STERN & BOW.
TS&CC Members are invited to join Sara's family at the club house, 2-5pm, to remember her life. RSVP not required.
TS&CC has received notice of a rent increase from the City. As a consequence the Board is calling a General Meeting for Sept 7, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Club House. The purpose of this meeting is for the senior membership to approve an increase in all fees by approximately 10%, effective October 1, 2016. All members are welcome to attend, however only paid up Senior Members are eligible to vote. Senior Members, please review the minutes from the last General Meeting which will be tabled for approval.
If you cannot attend please complete the proxy form assigning your vote to another Senior Member and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the meeting. Click on the following links to download the past minutes, agenda and proxy form:
2016-09-07 TSCC GM Agenda
2016-09-07 TSCC GM Proxy
Thank you, Ruth Watkins, Secretary
Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
Uptake on completing work hours has been slow so far this year. Work hour requirements must be completed by Sept. 15 or you will be billed $35/hour. Senior members do 20 hours & intro dinghy/CKO do 8 hours (new members have a waiver from this requirement in their first year).
The Work Projects list is posted at http://tscc.net/tsccjoomla/index.php/work-hours-cblog/work-hours-projects
Also our Sailing School Manager, Jesse Waldin, often requires volunteers for Sailing School items. Contact him at TSCC.email@example.com if you are interested in helping Jesse out.
Do not delay! If you have questions you can contact the work hours co-ordinator at TSCC.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launch is only 5 weeks away (May 7). Being prepared means saving crane time which means lower costs to boat owners. Please read this list of launch reminders [see below]. A call for volunteers will be issued shortly. In accordance with our Safety Policy, there is no paddling from TSCC property during launch.
New TSCC Towing Service during Launch
This year TSCC will offer a towing service to boat owners whose motors are not functioning or installed on launch day. For a $50 charge you may take advantage of this service and have your boat towed to your mooring.
Work Party Required
On April 2 (rain date April 3) a six person work party is required, starting at 10am, to work on the TSCC docks. Contact Bruce Morgan at email@example.com if you are available.
New Insurance Requirements
In accordance with our Insurer’s requirements, all boats being launched by the crane must provide a copy of their insurance certificate to us prior to launch day. Please scan/photograph your insurance certificate & email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The policy number, company, expiration date & boat must be legible. Failure to provide this document means you will not be launched.
Please be aware that renovations will begin shortly on both washrooms & the bar area. You may be inconvenienced by these renovations, which we anticipate will be completed by the end of April.
On Sunday April 17th, TSCC will welcome prospective members to an Open House, including live music from the Jazz Voyagers, a quintet featuring our very own Henry Rose on bass. The Open House will begin at 2pm and you can catch the music from 4-6 pm. Hope to see you then!
2016 Launch is scheduled for May 7 (7 am – 4 pm). Be prepared!
On the day of launch you will be required to sign-in at the Registration desk confirming all activities have been completed before your boat will be launched. You must also sign-out before you leave for the day to confirm your cradle will be disassembled before noon the following day.
Prior to Launch:
1. Email a copy of your insurance certificate to email@example.com
2. Confirm motor is on your boat & is in running condition (or take advantage of our $50 towing service)
3. You have installed your mooring lines
4. Launch control lines are placed fore & aft (2 lines X 20 feet) on your boat
5. Tillers & Rudders are in place
6. Sling locations have been marked & are clearly visible to the Sling Operators
7. Boat name is clearly (& permanently) marked on your boat
8. Your cradle is labelled with BOW, STERN & Boat Name
9. Trailers must be labeled with boat or owner name
10. Mast is not stepped & is not on your boat
11. Sea cocks are closed; Bumpers are not attached
After Your Boat is Launched:
12. Cradle must be disassembled after you receive the go-ahead from an Access Officer that the area is safe;
if you do not have time to disassemble it on Saturday you must return first thing Sunday to do it (before 10 am) otherwise you will be assessed a fine.
13. Boat owners must sweep the tarmac of paint sanded or scraped from their boat
Safety Officer - if interested, please contact Bob Stevenson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers for the mooring committee are also needed. If interested, please contact Bruce Morgan: email@example.com
1 or 2 volunteers needed to make a "Member's Booklet". Requires transferring text/images and formatting in MS Word. Basic e-publishing knowledge would be an asset. A volunteer interested in design would be helpful to assist in design and layout. For more information, contact Mike Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more volunteer opportunities, check out our work hours spreadsheets (https://tscc.wildapricot.org/workhours).
The TS&CC February General Meeting will be held on February 29th at 7:30pm at the TS&CC Club House. This meeting is to approve the budget for the current year. All Members are welcome to attend, although only paid-up Senior Members will be eligible to vote.
1. Call to order
2. Confirmation of a quorum
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Approval of the AGM Minutes from November 23, 2015
5. Business arising from the Minutes of November 23, 2015
6. Reports of the Directors including review/approval of 2015-2016 budget
Weeknight Course Schedule: Six sessions Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 9:30pm February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18
Weekend Course Schedule: Four sessions Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 1:30pm February 6, 7, 13 & 14
Roy's Marine Service a diesel mechanic active in this area, will explain basic maintenance and troubleshooting skills for marine diesel engines and other boat systems. This course acquaints sailors with key features of the internal combustion diesel engine. You will become familiar with the engine operations, 12 volt electrical systems as well as some troubleshooting.
Topics include the history and principle of the diesel engine, mechanical engine systems including shaft seals and shaft alignment, cooling and exhaust circuit and issues including winterizing, re-commissioning, fuel systems, electrical systems and controls as well as routine maintenance.
Roy outlines some of the skills that can save the day dealing with on-water emergencies, maintenance routines that can be completed by the owner and those that need professional advice to prevent issues.
Cost: $350.00 plus HST
For more information about Basic Cruising Theory and other Winter Courses at TS&CC click Education & Seminars on the menu above
To Register for Winter Courses click the program registration link below and choose Events
For Registration click here
1391 Lake Shore Blvd West
Toronto ON M6K 3C1
TS&CC offers membership options to appeal to a wide range of sailors and paddlers. You don't need to own a boat to get on the water! Check out our crew and fleet membership options as well as our very accessible Senior membership.