Founded in 1967, Midland Bay Sailing Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service and providing local access to the waters of Georgian Bay. Two thirds of memberships are reserved for residents that live within a 32–kilometer radius, and we accommodate a range of sailing craft, from dinghies and small keelboats (launched by crane) in the dry-sail area to larger keelboats in the slips. The club has been the focus of racing activity on southeastern Georgian Bay since its founding, but we also have a strong cruising component, and many weekend events combine both interests. Since 1974 the club has occupied its home at the end of Marina Park Avenue, on leased municipal land recovered from marsh through the industry of its membership. As a condition of our lease, we created and continue to maintain the channel that leads to the bay from the public launch ramp at Pete Petterson Park.
The club has a strong spirit of volunteerism. Members collectively provide at least 3,200 hours of volunteer service annually to club duties, and our programming serves the community at large. We operate a vibrant, popular sailing school open to all youths, accommodating more than 130 students every summer in four sessions at affordable prices, and we donate several places to worthy youth through local service agencies. We also offer adult instruction. Our Able Sail program is the only recreational sailing opportunity for people with physical and developmental disabilities between Toronto and Thunder Bay, and is available both to individual participants and clients of local service agencies and treatment centres. A highlight of our event calendar is Sail for Hope, a fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Early Haul is September 30th – Late Haul is October 28th Haul will start with crew briefings by the Foreman at 0700 HRS. You must be present when your boat is hauled to direct sling placement. All boats must have a single piece 50′ line bow and stern. All crew members must wear a hard hat. Only crew members … Read More
Haul out is quickly approaching and we still need info from some members indicating when they will haul. The list in the link below indicates the current information we have. If you need to update your info or change it please send me an email ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Haul Out Info 2017 If you are … Read More
Congratulations to the skipper and crew of “Kazuri” a Benetau 36 owned and skippered by Stuart Bletcher of the Midland Bay Sailing Club. Crew Members were Daryl Baxter, Jeff Brook, Dan Jones, Ted Jacob, Jorge Gomez, Tim Marsden, and Jim Coffin. Kajuri finished 5th in their class of 12 Benetau 36’s. The course was the … Read More
Interested In Becoming A Member...?
The Midland Bay Sailing Club welcomes new membership applications. We are a co-operative organization and all members contribute to the maintenance and social life of the club. Some of our annual events include launching and hauling our boats, racing regattas and cruising meet-ups. Members host weekly Pub Night dinners at the club during the summer as well as many other activities.
If you are interested in becoming a member please complete the application form below and return to the P.O. Box 63 Midland, Ontario L4R 4K6.