SIDI posting in the Events section.

The events poster for the SIDI is up. Take a look.

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A place for conversation.

Just thought I would point out again that LOCA has a Bulletin Board system now that you can post to and Chat.

If you want to sign up go to and make sure you give me the name you registered here under and you will have full membership status on the forum.

I think forums are a great way to talk, organize, ask for help, any type of communication that is sailing or C30 related.

I hope to see more of you there. Lets Chat!forum

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Hello fellow members of LOCA.

I wanted to introduce myself to those who I might not have met at the AGM. I am a new member to the group. James Schofield. I am also now the Vice Commodore of Communications and membership.

I will be trying hard this coming year to come up with ideas of boosting membership, and making your membership in LOCA more enjoyable and valuable. Because we all want to feel we are getting value out of our association.

To start I would like to introduce a new forum we have available. Go to  and take a look. Please join up.. and stay tuned there as that is a more interactive way to stay involved with the group. News, discussions, polls etc can be handled there much more easily than on this blog.

I hope to meet everyone. Continue to send to the addresses you have, I now will be the one to handle and respond to correspondence to the group.

Fair winds to all, and see you soon.

James Schofield

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Join us for the Lake Ontario Catalina Association’s Annual General Meeting

The Lake Ontario Catalina Association’s annual general meeting will be held on Saturday January 20th at 11am. in the Ennercare Building on the Toronto Exhibition grounds. This is the first day of the Toronto Boat Show and your new Membership or Membership renewal will provide you with 2 tickets to the show courtesy of Swans Yacht Sales.

This year is the 25th anniversary of LOCA. To mark this milestone we have Charmaine Meyer LOCA’s first Commodore as our guest speaker. Charmaine and her husband Tom have sailed many miles over and have many interesting tales to share.

Join us for this important event in room C2 in the Ennercare building which is located near the “D” hall doors

There are a couple of Board openings to be elected this year. Vice-Commodore of Membership and Communications and a Director at Large. Speak to any of our Board members before the meeting if you would be interested in these posts

Membership registrations and renewals will be accepted at the door before the meeting. Please bring your forms and payment with you if you have not already sent them in.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting

Your LOCA Executive Board


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Lake Ontario Catalina Association

Season’s Greetings from the

Lake Ontario Catalina Association


The 2016 boating season has come to a close and the weather could not have been better for spending a great summer on the water. Now we now have set our sights towards the holiday season and the New Year. The 2017 membership renewal application is now available on the website.

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Toronto Boat show on Saturday January 21st 2017. We will have the meeting at 11am in room 101. The Executive is arranging for this year’s guest speaker so stay tuned for more details. Your paid membership includes two tickets to the courtesy of Swans Marina so renew your membership today.

The Toronto Boat show is the largest boat show in the area and is held at the Direct Energy Centre on the Toronto Exhibition grounds. Come see the “what’s new this year” and the Marketplace always has the essentials needed by all sailors both new and seasoned

We are always looking for LOCA members to become involved as a committee member and help shape the future for our group.  We welcome new member nominations for these important positions at AGM. This is an opportunity for you to become involved and make the decisions for our annual sail/drive in during May and our annual Rendezvous in August.

LOCA wishes all of you a safe and happy holiday and is looking forward to 2017


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Wow. What a great weekend

Wow!  What a great event at Swans Marina.  Congratulations to both Bernie and Jeanie on the 40th anniversary of Swans.  Twenty-two Catalinas from small to very large sailed in for the event.  Guests arrived to a corn and wiener roast under the tent on Friday.  Saturday was a great day for checking out the village, testing the waters of Lake Ontario and socializing on the dock before dinner and dancing. 

It was so amazing to see all those Catalinas lined up.  I hope everyone got to see how beautiful they all looked, bows out, as the sun set and the lights came on. 


First, a thanks to Jeanie and Bernie for hosting such a memorable event.  Next, a special note of thanks to all our executive for bringing it all together, Vice Commodore Debby Wilson, Treasurer Ron Hosking, Social Director Kathy Roe, Jacques Michaud, Rene Albers and Past Commodore Fred Rahm.  A special note of thanks to the members who also stepped in to help, Marlyne and Wayne Parker. 

And lastly, a special note of thanks to Ron Hosking and Swan’s Sailing School for treating us all to a lovely breakfast Sunday morning.  It was a great last get together before we set out for our home ports. 

 2016 Ontario Sailing’s Legends of Sailing Award.  

This award is intended to “Honour the past and inspire the future”, recognizing individuals who have made significant (>10 years) contributions that inspire recreational and/or competitive sailing in Canada.  In collaboration with Jeanie and Bernie’s daughter and son, your executive participated in the nomination of our very own Bernie and Jeanie.  Carol Luttmer just recently announced Bernie and Jean are recipients of the award for facilitating recreational and competitive sailing as owners and operators of Swans Marina and Swans Yacht Sales for over 40 years. 

 The award will be presented at the 2016 Celebration of Sailing “Country Western Extravaganza”  on Saturday September 24th at Lakeshore Yacht Club in Etobicoke.  All proceeds from the event go towards the development of sailing in Ontario.  If you would like to join in the celebration, tickets for the event and information on the award are available here:  For any LOCA members who would like to attend, please contact Ron Hosking and he will try to arrange a table or two. 

New Catalina on Lake Ontario.  Swans has just taken delivery of the new Catalina 425, which was available for viewing at the Rendezvous as well as at the Port Credit boat show the following weekend.  I am sure Swans can provide a picture of it as well.  I hope we all get to check it out at the boat show. 

An update to your executive;  Debby Wilson and Kathy Roe will be switching rolls.   They will both be working together on Membership and Kathy will become the Vice Commodore of Membership and Debby takes on the role of Vice Commodore of Events. 

2017 Schedule

January 21           Annual General Meeting to be held at the Toronto Boat Show

May 27                 Sail-In Drive In event, possible location, National Yacht Club.  If you are a National member and would like to assist with this please contact the Vice Commodore of Events.

August 18-20      LOCA Rendezvous, possible location Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club or one of the clubs at Scarborough Bluffs. 

In other housekeeping duties I invite all of you to visit and bookmark our web site, to keep up on notices, events and news.  If you have any Catalina news or pictures you would like to share, please submit it to the website.  Please, also remember the general elections will be held at the boat show and if you would like to get involved this is the perfect time to do so. 

Wishing everyone a great end to the summer and some fantastic fall sailing and for those of you heading to distant shores for the winter, wishing everyone safe travels. 

Dahlijah Rahm


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The Rendezvous is fast approaching

August 19th to August 21st

Join us for the summer rendezvous in a joint venture with Swans Marina’s 40th anniversary at Swans Marina, 590 Liverpool Rd, in Pickering

The festivities start on Friday evening with a corn roast and social. Saturday will be game day with a delicious BBQ dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant. Your dinner ticket includes wine and  beer and live entertainment after dinner. Sunday there will be a continental breakfast hosted by the LOCA Executive

Register today at Swans is processing the registration for this event and mus have a firm cut off date of Wednesday August 17th, so dot delay and register today

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