Feb 14, 2019

Spring ThawSaturday, March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.


200 tickets at $100 pp include a welcome glass, dinner w/wine, dessert, dancing to live music, silent auction and $20 tax receipt. Some parking is available.


The Ballroom at Boulevard Club, 1491 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, M6K 3C2

This is a renewal of an event that brought the sailing community together for 25 years until 2011. We know that this community will appreciate our efforts to bring it back, to share the camaraderie, to look forward to being on the water this season.

This is also a fundraising event with exclusive sponsorship opportunities. 

Broad Reach is a charity engaging GTA’s disadvantaged youth in sailing to develop knowledge, skills, values and belonging. Youth become more confident, resilient, courageous, caring and engaged. They learn, have fun and contribute in the community more fully.

Broad Reach is aiming to expand the scope of our programs by partnering with Toronto Brigantine graduating youth from our boats aboard the TS Playfair. To succeed we do rely on the Generosity of Sailors and like-minded others, who have sustained our programs since 1998.

Youth We Support


We support youth aged 12-24-29* for whom, because of their circumstances, the promise of a better future is just not a reality. We provide youth with the tools to engage in their communities and to share their trans-formative experience of sailing with their peers.

*29 when experiencing disability

Youth Take Initiative

Some youth take on an active role in our Broad Reach community by becoming peer mentors and volunteers.

Youth Programs

Youth SailingFunds raised are invested in programs engaging more than 375 youth from across the GTA annually providing them with an exceptional advantage to learn, grow potential, engage and contribute.

From the President: A shared responsibility and a shared benefit


“Broad Reach offers potential sponsors three-tier options to promote your corporation. These options offer valuable contact opportunities for those interested in creating a distinctive presence at the Spring Thaw event. This is an exceptional opportunity to align your brand with the youth who deserve your support and with the sailing community of people who navigate through life with skill and confidence.”

• Paul Tedesco, President, Broad Reach for Youth
https://www.sailbroadreach.ca/spring-thaw/

Sailboat Under Cloudy Skies

By Joan Wenner, J.D.

Sailboat under cloudy sky by Bill Cox-Unsplash

Have you ever needed on-the-water assistance due to a mechanical breakdown, running aground, taking on water (perhaps from striking a submerged or floating object), having a mishap with another vessel, or have a medical emergency and the authorities are not near, but another mariner answers your mayday or perhaps observes your predicament. Another boater is in the vicinity, but will, or should, that person offer to help perhaps at his peril? What if you were that pleasure craft operator?

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John ArmstrongOur Canadian Yachting test team, John Armstong and Andy Adams, were at a Jeanneau media event called “Throttle Down” in St. Petersburg, Florida. The media event was held to highlight the Jeanneau Power Boat Line with the emphasis on their outboard models. 

The media event was scheduled to follow their Jeanneau dealer meetings, held earlier at Thunder Marine International in St. Petersburg. The Thunder Marine location is on the water and has a cooperative agreement with Jeanneau to host the full line of Jeanneau power boats in the water for dealer demonstration to their clients.

Read More about the Jeanneau Media Event...........

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ChicagoBy Mark Stevens

Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens


From my perspective on the observation deck of 360 Chicago in the John Hancock Building, I have an eagle’s-eye view of this Lake Michigan metropolis.

The city stretched out before us is a forest of concrete. Toward the lake – right below us – there’s a beach volleyball game in progress. White triangles crisscross Caribbean-blue waters in the distance. Sunday morning must be race day – just like home.

 

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