You’ve Arrived Here as You’ve Been Invited to a Summer Sail

Leaving Whitby Harbour

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
As you likely know, I love to sail. Even better than sailing is getting other people out that love it too, or introducing it to those that have never tried it and really want to. The smile on peoples faces and watching them relax over a few hours is priceless.  Are you going to be one of them?

The lake is flat at times & we need to motor

SO WHAT’S THE DEAL?
Our boat is a 34 foot Hunter, that is safe, has lots of room (sleeps 4-6) and YES, it has a head (sailor speak for a bathroom). You don’t need to know a thing about sailing, but can learn if you’d like and pretty much take over the helm if you have some experience.  Want to see what it looks like from the air (compliments of D-Lab)? CLICK HERE

SO WHAT’S AGENDA
We have two different sailing agendas. Wednesdays are half and Fridays full days.

A typical Wednesday would be….

NOON  Meet at the Whitby Marina docks (bring a sub or sandwich if you like –Subway is about a minute west of the marina at 617 Victoria St W, Whitby, ON).  Sail around the area for a few hours.
5:00 pm  Arrive back at the dock and drive back to the city (or from whence you came)

A typical Friday would be….

9:00 am Meet at Port Whitby Marina docks
10-12:30 Sail to a beautiful patio restaurant right on the water in Frenchman’s Bay
12:30 -2:00 Hang for an amazing lunch and beverages at the Port
2:30-5:30 sail back to Whitby and drive back to the city (or from whence you came)

SO HOW DO I BOOK A SPOT?
We can take up to 5 guests, so if you have a friend, a spouse, co-worker or other you’d like to bring along, feel free to add them as well. If you are solo or a couple, just pick a date and add you name(s).  If you see someone you know, then jump on with them.  THIS IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. We have more people that want to sail than we have days so please don’t wait for a second invitation, there will not be one.  We are continuing with the same booking system this year. I am asking you to pick your day and book your spot online, then drop me an e-mail as to what you chose. This way you can see the dates that are open and pick one that is available.  If you have more than just yourself to book, please add the names (first names are fine) of others in the group so that we can see if the boat is filled, or there is space for others to join that day.


UNDECIDED is now in the water. Bookings are on hold until the lockdown ends

Interested in sailing with us? Drop us a note to be added to the e-mail list.


Important Update on COVID Regulations – May 20, 2021

Ontario Sailing has been able to access and review the newest Regulation, amending the Regulation 82/20 that governs what is permitted to be open in the province, that comes into effect on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021.
 
We are thrilled to share that the provision permitting Boating Clubs to be open has been put back into the Regulations meaning that clubs can reopen as soon as they are ready, on or after Saturday May 22nd, 2021. As you know, boating clubs were removed from the list of organizations able to be open during the Stay-at-Home order.
 
Related to sailing and boating activity, including recreational boating, launch and preparation for launch, there are no limitations on activities other than the following important considerations:
  • The only portions inside the club buildings that can be open are washrooms, first aid areas or spaces to access these specific areas. Staff (or volunteers) can access areas to support repairs, docking or launching of boats and watercraft.
  • Clubs can only allow the number of people to attend the location that allows the 2 m distancing to take place. We know every location differs greatly in this area.
  • Boat owners are responsible to ensure that everyone on board their boat, at any time, is from the same household. (In addition to direct household members, caregivers or an individual who lives alone can join one household group)

SO WHERE IS THIS BOAT?
The boat is kept at Port-Whitby Marina and the address is 301 Watson Street, Whitby, ON.

To get there…

1.  Take 407 to Hwy #412 south, then to the end at the #401 eastbound….

Then / Or

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2.   Take the 401 East, exit at Brock Street – Whitby (NOT BROCK ROAD, PICKERING). Turn south/left to Victoria Street. Turn right on Victoria Street and take the second left (Watson Street). You will be heading south to the marina entrance on the south (right) side of Watson Street.

The boat is called UNDECIDED and I am on Pier 7 slip 42.  The gate should be unlocked. but if not you’ll need to call me to open it. My cell number is 416-409-2117. Dress as you like (but be casual) and avoid nice or hard soled shoes and remember it is ALWAYS cooler on the water so an extra layer (or two) helps (I’m usually barefoot and shorts…after May anyway 🙂

Please note that trips are weather dependent. We have no control over that, so may have to cancel at the last minute to ensure everyone’s safety.  That said, we have only cancelled a couple of times in recent years. If you have any questions, just call Dave at 905-886-9203 or email at dave@mainstayinsurance.ca