Save the Date May 28-29 2016

Join us for the 2016 Spring event


Blog poster Mimico Enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment for our first event of the year

2016 Sail In Drive In Registration

Effective June 1, 2016 the membership dues and Mainsheet magazine price will increase to $30.00 so if you haven’t renewed your membership please do so as soon as possble. The increase is a due to the exchange rate on our dollar

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Annual General Meeting Agenda

Annual General Meeting

January 09, 2016

Direct Energy Centre

Room 105 West


  1. Welcome to Membership & Special Guests
    Fred Rahm – Commodore
  2. Introduction of LOCA’s 2015 Executive
  3. Confirmation of 2015 AGM Minutes
  4. Vice Commodore –Membership & Communications Report
    Debby Wilson
  5. Treasurer’s Report for 2015
    Ron Hosking
  6. Events Report
    Fred Rahm

2015 Events:
●             Sail-In/Drive-In – May 23, 2015 at Swans Yacht Sales, Pickering
●             Rendezvous – August 23 – 25, 2015 at Ashbridges Bay, Toronto

2016 Events:
●             Sail-In/Drive-In – May 28, 2016 at Mimico Cruising Club, Toronto
●             Rendezvous – August 19 – 21, 2016 at Swans Marina, Pickering

  1. Election of 2016 LOCA Executive
    Commodore – Selection of New Commodore
    ●             Vice Commodore – Events
    ●             Vice Commodore – Membership & Communications
    ●             Recording Secretary
    ●             Treasurer
    ●             Directors at Large – 2 Positions
  1. Other Business
  2. Open Q&A
  3. Guest Speakers:

Bernie Luttmer – A History of Catalina Yachts

  1. Speaker Q&A
  2. Adjournment
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Annual General Meeting

Lake Ontario Catalina Association

Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Lake Ontario Catalina Association being held at the Toronto Boat Show on Saturday January 9th 2015 at the Direct Energy Centre in room 105 West at 11 am.

The 2016 membership renewal application is now available on the website. Your paid membership includes two tickets to the 2016 Toronto Boat show courtesy of Swan’s Marina, so renew your membership today. You can access the meeting room from the main Hallway and pick up your tickets for the show

This year we have a presentation from Bernie Luttmer of Swans Marina. Bernie has been involved with Catalina for many years and Swans Marina will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Bernie’s presentation will be on the history of Catalina Yachts

We have a committee member opening for Commodore, Vice-Commodore of Events and Members at Large positions. We welcome new member nominations for these important positions.

Our annual spring sail/drive-in will be held at Mimico Cruising Club in Etobicoke on the May 28-29 weekend. Plans are also underway for our special annual Rendezvous on August 19-21 at Swans Marina in Pickering. Come celebrate their 40th anniversary with some special events . Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

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LOCA Membership Renewal and AGM

Hello Catalina Owners, 

It is time to apply for or renew your membership to the Lake Ontario Catalina Association for the 2016 season. 

Each completed membership application will receive two complementary tickets to the Toronto International Boat Show valid for Saturday January 09, 2016, compliments of Swans Yacht Sales, a $40 dollar value.  Our membership fee remains at $25.   

Please fill in the attached application form.  This form can be faxed to 647-436-9457. This is the most secure way when paying by credit card

The LOCA Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday January 9th at 11:00 am at the Toronto International Boat Show. Entrance to the meeting room is direct from the street and you will receive your boat show tickets at the meeting. This years speaker is our own Bernie Luttmer. He will share his vast knowledge on all things “Catalina” and take us through the history. This is Swans Marina 40th anniversary so stay tuned for some special events this year

As we start the new Boating season, the Executive committee will start planning next year’s LOCA events. New ideas are very much needed to ensure the success of the events. This can be accomplished by you becoming involved on the Executive.

Our group is looking for new board members and we have a vacancy for Vice Commodore of Events. You can contact any one of the board members for more information. Their contact information is on the contact page of our website

Demands on our time can be an issue with everyone. We all have our day to day commitments and taking on some extra responsibilities may feel overwhelming. Luckily the time commitments for this group are minimal and the Executive has always worked together to distribute the workload.

As the old saying goes “Many hands make a light workload”

Wishing you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season.


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What a wonderful weekend

This post is a little late in coming but the weather has been too grand to miss it. Lake Ontario Catalina Association held the annual Rendezvous on August 21st to the 23rd. at the Ash Bridge’s Bay Yacht Club. The weather was ideal all weekend and our gracious host club was most accommodating with wonderful facilities and great staff.

Friday night found us mingling with a pot luck party and catching up with others for a great evening


Saturday  brought on the LOCA Pan Am games and Dinghy Regatta.

Some seemed to be serious contenders


Some were there to just have fun


Some had secret weapons and were out to soak the competition


Later on Saturday we had a great dinner and dance with a super meal


And great entertainment and dancing


Looking forward to next year

Next event will be the Annual General Meeting on Saturday January 9th, 2016. Held on the first day of the Toronto Boat show at Direct Energy building in the Exhibition grounds.

Your 2016 membership and attendance of the meeting will give you 2 tickets for the boat show courtesy of Swan’s Marina. More details will be posted closer to the event.

See you at the show

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The Rendezvous Weekend is fast approaching at Ash Bridge’s Bay Yatch Club

Join in on the fun Aug 21-23. Send in your registration form today

2015 Rendezvous Poster final

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Lake Ontario Catalina Association’s Annual Rendezvous

Join us for a weekend with others that share the same love of your boat

for the Lake Ontario Catalina Association Pan Am Games

being held at Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club. Ashbridges Bay Park Rd, Toronto

2015 Rendezvous Poster final

Friday night

Pot luck social event at the Yacht club. Bring an appetizer to share with others and bring your favorite beverage for yourself. Join in on the fun social event planned for the evening. Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the area we are holding this event in.


At 10:00 am we will be holding our land games. Join in for a chance on some great prizes. No athletic experience is required for these land games

At 1:00 pm we will be having our LOCA dinghy regatta. This fun scavenger hunt type  event will make poker players out of everyone. The event will be held in the small bay by the club. Enter you dinghy with the registration and the best poker hand wins.

Dinner is at 7:00 pm with music and entertainment during and after dinner


Enjoy a Breakfast/Brunch at the Yacht club. After breakfast, join us at 10:00 am for Pan Am Panarama presented by Ron Hosking. Ron was the Marshall for this year’s Pan Am Sailing event and he will share his experiences with us

Please return the attached registration form and we look forward to seeing everyone at this years event



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