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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Join us at this years very special rendezvous. August 19th to 21st

This is a special year for the Lake Ontario Catalina Association rendezvous which is taking place at Swans Marina, 590 Liverpool Rd in Pickering. It will coincide with Swans Marina’s 40th anniversary. Join us and celebrate this wonderful milestone with Swans as well as our LOCA festivities

Festivities start on Friday evening with a corn roast. Saturday will have land games and a fun volleyball tournament. Later we will have a BBQ dinner with live entertainment at the Waterfront restaurant right at the Marina. Join us for breakfast on Sunday. Registration this year will be handled through Swans as they are hosting the event. The link is below. Stayed tuned for more details coming soon

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Save the Date

The first day of Summer is just around the corner and so is our summer Rendezvous. This is a special year for our host location as the event will be held at Swans Marina in Pickering. Swans is celebrating 40 years with Catalina. Come join these special festivities.

More information will be posted in the near future

2016 Rendevouz poster

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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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