Originally a portable school house, our clubhouse was later modified to include men’s and women’s change rooms, electrification, floodlights running water and kitchen adjacent to the inside lunge tables and chairs area. We have a spacious outdoor deck, Muskoka chairs, benches and picnic tables, where we enjoy open-air sociability, and night after-race barbecues. Inside our clubhouse are also a gas fired Franklin stove that provides, on chilly days in early spring and late fall, periods of comfortable heat.
Refrigerators – If you store anything in there, please label same and be responsible to remove your stuff and keep the unit clean. Anything unlabeled or “undergoing change” will be removed and/or discarded
Electric Stove and Oven
Dish washing sink – has hot and cold water that flows through ultra-violet light, eliminating much of the bacteria, BUT, PLEASE DO NOT DRINK THE WATER – IT COMES OTHERWISE UNTREATED FROM THE LAKE; – hot water heating equipment is turned about 2 hours before needed for washing of dishes – any new volunteers should ask a knowledgeable member for instructions.
Cupboards for some kitchen items;
Assortment of plastic and paper plates; knives, forks spoons and cups, serving dishes, pots and pans, barbecue tools, serviettes, paper towels, etc. (EMPTY BEVERAGE BOTTLES ARE TO BE STOWED OUT OF SIGHT – on the right hand side of the South storage cupboard).
Blackboard (inside) for workshop classes;
Telephone – for local calls only – 416-465-1234;
Change rooms (men’s and women’s) – you may also change in the respective washrooms.
Gas Barbecues – We have two gas barbecues, attached to a large propane tank behind the clubhouse (with both barbecues off, first open the valve on the propane tank, then turn on the barbecue nearest the tank, ignite, then turn on the barbecue on the right).
Tool Shed (Landscaping) – Power mower, Gardening tools, grounds-keeping materials and equipment are stored in shed. All members are responsible for cutting grass in and around their boat spaces. Help in the gardening and landscaping process is most welcome – please ask the Yardmaster or Property Master (Grounds) what you can do to help maintain the attractive look of our club property.
Tool Shed (Maintenance) – Hand tools, including a long extension cord, are available for club maintenance needs and may be available if you need to use them in an emergency. Please ask the Yardmaster or either the Grounds or Boats Property Master about using them. The best rule to go by is to bring your own tools as needed. Note: Extension is bipolar and will not accommodate triple-pronged power tools. Yardmaster’s special tools are in the northeasterly shed on his key lock.
Washrooms – Just east of the clubhouse and tool sheds is a large trailer with flush toilets (men left, women right), urinal –(men’s only – for those who weren’t sure), sinks with hot and cold water, counter and below-sink cupboards (WATER FROM THESE TAPS IS NOT DRINKABLE).
MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO ASSIST IN KEEPING THE WASHROOM CLEAN. PLEASE TURN OFF LIGHTS AND FAN WHEN LEAVING
Mast Rack – When you are doing extensive work on your boat’s hull and – at the end of the sailing season or for any other reason – you wish to detach your mast and boom, you must print your name and sail number on these items and store them in the rack at the end of the washrooms. REMOVE YOUR SPREADERS AND SECURE SHROUDS AND HALYARDS.
Lockers – Some members find it useful to rent one of the club’s lockers for the season, in which to keep life jackets, boat paraphernalia, tools and other “stuff” – please make sure your name sticker is on your locker and you leave it locked.
Boat Shed – Located East of our docks in front of the East marine railway. As you enter the shed, on your left, is the light switch and below, the switch for turning on or off the machinery for operating the machine railways. Race management items, when not left on the Committee boat during the racing season, are normally kept in this shed, as well as other items:
Club Boat Storage
Apart from a special exception permitted by the Executive Committee, all members will store their boats in their assigned spaces (166 approx. in total), as indicated on the boat storage plan and marked in the yard of the club. Boats are usually kept on dollies for launching by each member.
Each year, you will receive a storage plan with your assigned space highlighted. This information is mailed to you with your membership renewal.
Winch Equipment (Hand-Operated)
Hand-operated winches are located at both docks to facilitate the launching and retrieving of heavier boats
Gate and Clubhouse Combination Locks
The combination locks for the club’s gates and buildings are changed each year. You will be notified of those combinations when you join the club or renew your membership. If you are the last to leave the clubhouse area, please make sure all locks are locked and the numbers spun.
The grounds are well-lit at night by four 400-watt high intensity discharge lamps mounted on 28-foot metal poles set in concrete footings. These lights are turned on and off automatically.
First Aid Kits
There are two first aid kits kept in the drawers of the South storage cupboard in the clubhouse.
The club has a defibrillator for treatment of life-threatening cardiac arrests and strokes. While some members have Defibrillation Certification to use the device we encourage those interested to seek first aid training through a first aid or CPR course.