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The Toronto Island Sailing Club is the waterfront's best kept secret!

This is Hemingway's passport photo, taken in Toronto so he could set off for Paris to write "The Sun Also Rises",  the first of his acclaimed books.  He developed his writing chops at the Toronto Star, where he never lacked for imagination.   For example, as a Red Cross volunteer servicing the Italian army, he got badly wounded in the leg just two months after volunteering.  As an adventure:  BORING!   So he got himself a finely tailored Italian officer's uniform and hit the speaker's circuit, spinning tall tales of extraordinary exploits.  It's the early 1920s:  the ladies swooned and the men gave him hearty handshakes.  

Bring your tall tales to Hemingway's this Friday, Jan 19 after work.  Check out with your mates the results of our last two membership surveys, available exclusively here.  Grab a TISC exec member and expound on what you think TISC should do this year.  And, of course, enjoy a quaff or three.  Upstairs in the back room.  On Cumberland in Yorkville, between Bellair and Avenue Road.

If you want to sail without the expense and hassle of owning your own boat, then TISC is the place for you!  Even if you're not sailing at the moment, you can join to enjoy the camaraderie and social events at your very own 'cottage in the city'.

TISC is a not-for-profit, member-run sailing club on Centre Island, just minutes from the downtown core. With its stunning views of Toronto’s skyline and quiet woodland setting, TISC has flourished for more than 50 years as a community club

Spend your summer with TISC!

As a TISC sailing member, you'll have access to our fleet of Albacore dinghies - including 4 brand new Ovington Albacores, Lasers, and Hobie Catamarans - and our spectacularly located clubhouse

Between our unique Midweek SailingLearn to Sail (education) and racing programs, as well as our social events, TISC has something for sailors at any skill level.  

If you're not sailing this season, you can still join in the fun any day or night by becoming a social member.

It's easy to get to TISC! TISC has the most idyllic location of any sailing club in Toronto. We're located only minutes from downtown Toronto via the TIM Tender or Centre Island ferry.

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There's something for you at TISC!

Never set foot in a boat? No problem! Our CANSail courses prepare you to be out on the water quickly and safely.  

Our Midweek Social Sailing program — unique to our club — pairs new members with experienced sailors to learn the art of sailing at their own pace. 

Want to sail fast? TISC races in the Friday Night Race series, Harbour Master events, and Regattas throughout the summer.

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