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2009 (early)Registration night

Aloha everybody!

My apologies for such short notice, but spring registration night is being held at Dryden Regional Cultural and Training Center (The Center) Thursday, March 25 from 5pm – 8:30pm. We will have a registration booth set up so come and sign yourself up for the 2009 season, or stop by and chat it up a bit. It’s all good. Tell a friend about the club, or bring a friend down to registration night with you. The club is growing every year and we are even more stoked for the season ahead!

We débuted the club’s new 21′ long tandem board last season and it was a huge hit! You can put two, three or four people at the same time! Crazy fun!! Also, be sure to check out the website photo gallery and maybe you’ll see yourself in a pic or two from last season.

We look forward to see you on registration night!

See you on the water!


Attention Canadian Youth Sailors!

New Youth Olympics Singapore 2010

If you are a youth (13-14 years old in 2008) that enjoys windsurfing
and are willing to train, you could be chosen as Canada’s boy and girl
to represent Canada at the new 2010 Youth Olympics (for age 15 and 16) in 2010 in Singapore. This event will happen every 4 years (again in 2014).

Please email windsurfing@rogers for further training info.

Learn to Windsurf via Youtube!

Here’s a great beginner video that was found on Youtube from instructor Bruce. It shows Ellen Faller who was voted US windsurfer of the year in 2004. So pay attention to her instruction, as it doesn’t get much better than that from Ellen!

Windsurfing Instructors Needed!

The Toronto Windsurfing Club is looking for creative, fun, energetic and responsible CYA certified windsurfing instructors for the 2008 summer season. Please visit for club information.


-Minimum CYA level 1 windsurfing instructor certificate. This certificate is offered in May by the Ontario Sailing Association. Prerequisites for the course include Emergency First Aid, Boat Rescue and coaching Level 1.

-Pleasure Craft Operators Card and Toronto Port Authority License.

-Employment period is usually from June to September, yet dates are negotiable.

-Pay is $12 per hour. Number of hours and days of the week worked, will be mutually agreed upon hiring.

Send resume by March 10, 2008 to:

Andree Gauthier at:


Northwest Ontario Windsurfing, or ‘NOW’ as we call the club, was born out of the passion of a few local windsurfer’s. We decided to start a club with the growing demands from adults and kids who were asking us ”can you teach me how to windsurf”, “I really want to try that sport”, “that looks like fun” and so on. So with the generous help of a local business man, who is also a passionate waterman, he donated to the club new beginner friendly gear through Neil Pryde/JP Boards. Our commitment to the club was then solid with his most generous donation. NOW offers FREE lessons through membership, and this formula seems to be the ticket to success as our club membership has tripled in just a few short years! We have also created great local media relations which is helping our efforts to put windsurfing back in the spot light in central Canada.

Northwest Ontario Windsurfing is dedicated in promoting windsurfing, and healthy living through wind related sports. We encourage & promote people of all skill levels & ages to the benefits of windsurfing and physical activity. Northwest Ontario Windsurfing is located in Dryden, Ontario, Canada.

2008 Windsurfing Rates

Here are the rates for the 2008 season:

Family – $100
Adult – $60
Youth – $40

These rates include use of Northwest Ontario Windsurfing club gear for the entire season with FREE instruction! All you have to do is show up with a PFD. Too easy!

You can mail your registration fee to:

Northwest Ontario Windsurfing
Site 102, Box 50, RR1
Dryden, ON

Or, you can just bring the fee with you to Sandy Beach.

See you on the water!

Brad Woodworth
Director – NOW