(Updated January 12th, 2024)
Running from January 19th to the 28th, the Toronto International Boat Show is the largest indoor show in North America. Thanks to the tremendous support of the Toronto International Boat Show, Ontario Sailing will be showcasing 3000 square feet of what’s new and exciting in sailing.
New this year Ontario Sailing is offering several special information sessions:
Building Interest in Sailing within the East Asian Community
Wednesday January 24th at 4:30pm
Ontario Sailing and The Toronto Boat Show are thrilled to announce a special session on Wednesday January 24th at 4:30pm for members of the East Asian Community.
The session will be supported by sailors Amanda Song and Jianpeng Wang. The vision is to create a more inclusive and diverse sailing and watersport community, one that enriches sportsmanship and forms the Canadian identity. The mission is to foster a love for sailing among East Asians and provide a safe and welcoming environment where our members can learn and grow as sailors while connecting with others who share their cultural background and interests.
Join Amanda and Jianpeng along with members of the Ontario Sailing and Boat Show community as we introduce you on the floor of the largest indoor boat show in North America.
Bringing Foiling and/or Winging to YOUR Club
Sunday January 21st at 11:30am and Tuesday January 23rd at 4:00pm
North Sails is proud to partner with Ontario Sailing to bring the latest in wing foiling to clubs across Ontario. The latest products in kiteboarding, wing foiling, and windsurfing will be on display. Discover a new generation of high-performance products featuring the most advanced materials and technology. Stop by the Ontario Sailing booth to see the next generation of gear and latest technology from North.
North American Sales Manager for North Actionsports, Matt Aiken, and professional windsurfer and World Champion Anna Sagulenko will be on hand during the show to answer any questions you may have. Join North Sails and Ontario Sailing on Sunday January 21st at 11:30am or Tuesday January 23rd at 4:00pm in the Ontario Sailing booth to learn how you can bring foiling and winging to your club.
RS Sailing Sailboats – The Right One for Your Learn to Sail or Racing Program, Pros & Cons
Sunday January 21st at 10:00am
This presentation will meet at the Ontario Sailing booth beside the RS Zest which is the official sailboat for Ontario Sailing’s Main Sail Program.
Interactive MarkSetBot Information Session
Sunday January 21st at 12:30pm and Sunday January 28th at 11:30am
MarkSetBot will make its Boat Show first time appearance at the Ontario Sailing Booth.
MarkSetBot offers robotic buoys and integrated course-setting technology for sailboat racing that makes race management simple, accurate and sustainable. Their patented robotic buoys are self-propelled and use GPS technology to hold position without anchors. With a user-friendly mobile app, easy assembly, and effortless routing and repositioning, they make precise race management simple.
Join staff from MarkSetBot at one of the interactive sessions.
LEAPSailing Information Session
Saturday January 27th and Sunday January 28th
You are invited to meet one of the organizers of LEAPSailing at Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club to chat more about how the organization fulfills its mandate of “Inspiring Girls to Sail” by building friendships, having fun, and learning leadership skills. Visit www.leapsailing.com for more information or stop by our booth throughout the day to learn more!
Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas Program
Sunday January 28th at 12:30pm
Join Dr. Paul Ziemer, part of the organizing committee of the 2023 Shark Worlds held at Niagara on the Lake Sailing Club, and Glenn Lethbridge, Ontario Sailing Executive Director, and volunteer Skipper for Sailors for the Sea on discussing how to register your event as a “Clean Regatta”. Clean Regattas is the world’s leading sustainability certification for all on-the-water, near-the-water, and water-loving events. With over 3,600 events hosted since 2006, this program has reached 1 million sailors and attendees across 53 countries.
Boating Ontario Clean Marine Eco-Rating Program
Sunday January 28th at 1:30pm
The Ontario-developed Clean Marine Eco-Rating Program is an environmental program that allows marine businesses to follow best practices to reduce and prevent water, air and land pollution from recreational boating activities in Ontario.
Since the program’s inception in 1995, over 300 businesses have participated, easily making the program the most successful and widely adopted World’s leading environmental “Best Management Practices” program for marinas, boat dealers, yacht clubs and marine businesses.
Marinas and Sailing Clubs voluntarily join the program to participate in an independent third party, 220-point assessment. Scores from the assessment are converted into an Eco-Rating system from one to five Green Anchors, with Gold, Diamond and Platinum as the highest achievements. Re-assessments are mandatory every four years with self-assessments conducted annually.
ALSO – The Boat Show is hosting a Sailor’s Day on Saturday January 27th with presentations scheduled through out the day.
Check out the Boat Show’s website to learn more about the sailing based activities and everything else taking place!