For general inquiries, please email Matthew, the Web Rat.

We are currently only accepting new memberships for Laser sailors. Contact Ed the Key Rat about joining. 

For other questions, please email a board member below. The club doesn't have staff or a phone number. We're too busy messing about in our boats, enjoying the water and being social. 

Learning to sail? While we have sailing mentorship nights you may be interested in formal classes with our friends at the OHSF Youth Water Sports ProgramJ-TownMooredale, Westwood and Sailing Fanatics

Note, we don't rent boats or host corporate events. 

Board of Directors

Commodore (Chief Rat) Norm Lamb
Treasurer (Money Rat)
Gordon Akum
Membership Director (Key Rat) Ed Young
Race Director (Race Rat) Mike Doell
Secretary (Paper Rat)
David Street
Communications Officer (Web Rat) Matthew Burpee
Harbour Master (Grounds Rat) Bardara Anderson
Social Director (Party Rat) Yvonne Pennefather
Associate Membership Director (Paddling Rat) Sylvia Winninger
Associate Membership Director (Dinghy Rat)
Joe Van Rossem
Past Commodore (Badger) Paul Stillwell

Social media

Join us @sailWaterRats. Follow hashtag #sailwaterrats


Mailing address



PO BOX 98121


Location address 

4 Regatta Rd is beside Cherry Beach Clarke Beach Park. See our directions.

Land Acknowledgement

Water Rats is on Indigenous land that is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (ho-den-oh-sho-nee) Confederacy (aka. the Six Nations Confederacy), the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. See map. Water Rats gratefully acknowledges these Indigenous nations for their guardianship of this land. We'd also like to remind and reaffirm, as Torontonians and Canadians, our accountability to these Indigenous nations, and to all Indigenous peoples and communities living in Toronto. This land is also part of the Dish with One Spoon territory, a treaty between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (aka. The Six Nations Confederacy), the Anishinaabek (Ah-nish-nah-bek) and allied nations, to peaceably share and care for this land, its waters, and all of the biodiversity in the Great Lakes region. All those who come to live and work here are responsible for honouring this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect. 

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