Please see the How to join page then contact the Key Rat about getting on the wait list. 

For general inquiries, please email the Web RatFor 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 CampJ-TownMooredale and Westwood

We do not rent or store boats, nor host corporate events. 

Club members are expected to volunteer and participate in events, races, meetings, and tasks announced in club emails. Diverse members are encouraged to run for vacant board positions. Members are welcome to contact and help one other in person and from our Directory

Board of Directors

Position titles link to email. Names link to LinkedIn.

Chief Rat (Commodore)                                                                           Norm Lamb                       
Money Rat (Treasurer)
Gordon Akum
Paper Rat (Secretary) David Street
Race Rat (Race Director) Randy McMeekin
Key Rat (Membership Director)
Jeff Gerritts                    
Web Rat (Communications Director) Matthew Burpee
Grounds Rat (Harbour Master) Barbara Anderson
Party Rat (Social Director) Monika Roschlaub
Paddling Rat (Associate Membership Director) Bruce Hanson
Dinghy Rat (Associate Membership Director)
Joe Van Rossem
Badger (Past Commodore)                  Paul Stillwell

Social media

Join us @sailWaterRats in your preferred network and use hashtag #sailwaterrats


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 City to have the opportunity to enjoy the sparkling waters of 'OntarĂ­'io' (meaning 'great lake' in Huron).

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