For specific questions, please email a volunteer board member below. Please note that the club doesn't have staff, a phone number or even a postal code. We're too busy messing about in our boats!

Learning to sail? While we sometimes have sailing mentorship nights you may be interested in formal classes with our friends who are also in the Outer Harbour Sailing Federation. These include the OHSF Youth Water Sports Camp, J-Town, Mooredale and Westwood.

Board of Directors

Position titles link to email. Names link to LinkedIn. Executive Roles descriptions.

Chief Rat (Commodore) Jeff Gerrits
Race Rat (Race Director) Ray Davies
Dinghy Rat (Associate Membership Director) Chris Van Rossem
Paddling Rat (Associate Membership Director) Shona Chornenki
Key Rat (Membership Director) Michael Williamson
Money Rat (Treasurer)
Gordon Akum
Paper Rat (Secretary) David Street
Party Rat (Social Director) Walburga Groetzinger
Web Rat (Communications Director) Annette Bradford (
Grounds Rat (Harbour Master) Barbara Anderson
Badger (Past Commodore) Norm Lamb

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Mailing address



PO BOX 98121


Location address

4 Regatta Rd is beside Cherry Beach Clarke Beach Park. See our directions.


As members of a community driven not-for-profit outdoors club, we each have a responsibility for the stewardship of Lake Ontario's waterfront that we enjoy. We acknowledge that for thousands of years the lake and its waterways have been the traditional home and passageways for many indigenous people such as the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and more recently the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, after more than a century of newcomers, the local region is still the home for many indigenous people including members of our club. We are very grateful to those that came before us and the Cityto have the opportunity to enjoy the sparkling waters of 'OntarĂ­'io' (meaning'great lake' inHuron).

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