Toronto – Notice of Race

The Entry Form and Notice of Race are up on the Toronto Amateur Sailing Club website, follow the link below:

Toronto 4oak Regatta NoR

Note that there is a typo on the Entry Form, but that the correct dates are 17th and 18th of March.

Here is a taste of National Titles gone by at the Toronto Amateur Sailing Club, just to get you fired up.


Toronto 4OAK is less than 7 weeks away!

Do you recognise yourself in this photo?

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What about in this one?


Recovered from the weekend at Inverloch yet? No? Yes?

Then it is time to start preparing for the Toronto Amateur Sailing Club 4 of a Kind Regatta on March 17 and 18.

Toronto Amateur Sailing Club has been advised that we will be turning up and have indicated that if we have the numbers we can run as our own division.   This is a great chance for all of us from the Narrabeen, Nepean and Toronto clubs to catch up, as I know that many of the Sailfish sailors from those days have moved to the greater central coast area.

As I mentioned in the last post on this, I am bringing up two boats, and I hope that if anyone else has a spare that they will bring that along as well. Toronto was a big part of the NSWSA history in the late 70’s and early to mid 80’s and it will be great get together to catch up again and to acknowledge this part of our history.

As I mentioned, I will be coming up from Melbourne with Bruce! and Stanley Crocodile, Brian Carroll is coming with Jack’s Toy, his new build, and he might even be bringing Jack Carroll with him. Ken O’Brien (1808, Cobra) hopes to be able to make it, and we hope that Graeme Remington will be sailing along with Chris Cleary,  plus there is a good chance that Ian Milton, Chris Leyland and John Dowzard will be on the water as well.

Accommodation options are plentiful if a bit scattered, although that won’t matter for those of you who live there. Those of us who are travelling in might want to start looking around as we won’t be allowed to camp at the sailing club like we used to.

Get the boat out, and get ready, if you can think of anyone you know that was around in the day and might be interested give them a call and let them know.

Come for an hour, come for a day or come for the whole weekend, but come along, if only to scare and embarrass your kids!


The Sailfish are coming back to Toronto!

Ah Toronto – Toronto Amateur Sailing Club (TASC) has a strong historical link with the Australian Sailfish as it was the venue for three Australian Sailfish National Titles as well as numerous heats of State Titles back in the 1970’s and 80’s. It was also, of course, the home club of Sailfish stalwart Tony Bytheway and two-time, back-to-back Australian open title winner Graeme Remington.

Toronto Nationals 1982

We really want to have another get together in NSW in 2018, as we did at Narrabeen last April to mark the 50th anniversary of the forming of the NSW Sailfish Association. On March 17 & 18 TASC is holding their annual regatta and that just seems like a great opportunity to go along for a sail.


Chris Cleary will be there, I will be coming up from Melbourne, with at least two boats, so first in best dressed for whoever wants to borrow a boat, we hope that Ian Milton, Chris Leyland, Tony Bytheway & Graeme Remington will be there as well, plus many others. Of course, many of our old hands now live in the greater Lake Macquarie area now so this is another great opportunity to catch up, have a sail and maybe a race.


If you are interested in travelling to the regatta, and you know you are really, contact the website at for further details regarding location and possible accommodation. A notice of race is expected to be released in early January and will be posted on the website as soon as we get it.


It is forty years since our first Nationals there and we thought they had been left in peace for long enough, so come along, we are really looking forward to seeing you there.