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Outer Harbour Centreboard Club OHCC
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An affordable volunteer run downtown sailing club for dinghy owners in Toronto
An affordable volunteer run downtown sailing club for dinghy owners in Toronto

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Welcome to our sailing community on Toronto’s Outer Harbour.

OHCC is a safe place to experience sailing and reconnect with our waterfront. Learn more about our Club and consider becoming a member.
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News and views from the Outer Harbour Centreboard Club
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Warm greetings to all our OHCC members. I hope everyone has had a terrific holiday. Welcome to 2016! For the past 15 years, Ralph Drake shared his thoughts here in the Commodore’s Comments spot in Flotilla. Last year, he decided to step down as Commodore. It is fair to say that we all owe Ralph a great debt of gratitude for his hard work, dedication and belief in the strength, growth and development of the OHCC. When Ralph took the tiller, the club was experiencing turbulent times. Membership had dropped and significant infrastructure improvements were needed. Without a lease with the City, swirling plans for port lands development could have pushed the OHCC out of the Toronto harbour or even into the history books.

Amid proposals for Olympic bids, grandiose Cherry Beach condo developments, cross-lake ferry service, a Ferris-wheel, Waterfront Casino and on and on, Ralph didn’t flinch. One New York City consultant hired by a potential developer even groused that “there’s no place for 19th century sailing clubs in Toronto’s outer harbour”. In 2012, after decades of insecurity, the City signed a lease which protects the OHCC until 2025. At last; some certainty.

Throughout it all, Ralph was a Commodore with purpose and resolve, providing the quiet stewardship and sound judgement needed to survive in ambiguous and unpredictable times. Thank you, Ralph.

It is appropriate to recognize all the returning members to the OHCC Executive from last year and welcome 2 new faces; Peter Hale, Property (Marine) and Frank Moens (Recording-Secretary). The list of Executive contacts appears on the Contacts Us page in the site menu. This is a very dedicated and capable group. The 2016 Executive held its first meeting in December with more planned during the winter to the ramp up to the 2016 sailing season. The Executive puts forth considerable effort each year to ensure that the membership enjoys the best possible sailing experience that the OHCC can offer.

It goes without saying that, as OHCC members, we can never lose sight of the fact the OHCC is a not-for-profit, self-help sailing club. We’re an extraordinary, volunteer based organization able to keep sailing safe, affordable and fun in downtown Toronto.

Renewal reminders will be sent out by email the week of January 25, 2016, so please keep an eye out for yours.

May you all enjoy much health, many laughs and prosperity in this New Year and a wonderful sailing season.
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Chase of the Niagara, War of 1812

By Jurgen Braunohler
It was life on a Great Lakes brig of the War of 1812. Grabbing the overhead handrail, I swung out of my hammock and immediately stooped as there was no headroom to stand up...

More: http://www.sailohcc.ca/2016/01/chase-of-the-niagara/
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April 2015 Flotilla Newsletter: Membership Registration, 2015 OHCC Races & Events, OHSF Water Sport Camp, Bart’s Bash: http://www.sailohcc.ca/2015/03/april-flotilla-newsletter/
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Become a Member: The Outer Harbour Centreboard Club (OHCC) offers affordable downtown sailing for dinghy owners. It’s a volunteer run, not-for-profit Toronto community self-help club in Toronto. Find out more about our club and register to become a member. http://www.sailohcc.ca/join/
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Contact Us! General inquiries | OHCC's executive | Get our newsletter | Join us in social media | Location map | Postal address:  http://www.sailohcc.ca/contact/
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Members have boats such as: Albacore, CL 14/16, International 505, International, Contender, Wayfarer, 470, Finn, International 14, Laser Mirror and more:  http://www.sailohcc.ca/about/sailboats/
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Outer Harbour Centreboard Club is a not-for-profit organization administered by volunteer, elected officers. Any member in good standing may stand for an elected office and participate in administration of the club and in helping to formulate club policies, govern its programs and events and help make it more effective and enjoyable for all. http://www.sailohcc.ca/about/administration/
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