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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE SAILING COMMUNITY!

We hope that you are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times!  We encourage clubs to follow both federal and provincial directives if you are planning upcoming events.

Please click on the ‘LOCCA Reciprocal Repository’ above and click on the ‘Club Name’ to see any updates that they have provided regarding their policies and procedures during these times.

Ontario Sailing has set up an information page that is dedicated to educating their members on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the sailing community … https://ontariosailing.ca/feature/the-2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-information/.  We encourage everyone to check the link often as the information is updated on a regular basis!

We are pleased to present to you a website that continues to evolve to support the needs of Fleet Captains, Yacht Clubs, Commodores and the boaters / sailors of Lake Ontario.  One of the innovations that we introduced in 2016 was the electronic reciprocal page that captures the reciprocal privileges of LOCCA (Lake Ontario Club Cruising Association) member Yacht Clubs.  This innovation eliminated the need for clubs to send and receive reciprocal letters by mail, compile these and ensure that they are available to club members for consultation.  The reciprocal page also allows Yacht Clubs to convert the page to a PDF for use by bosons when greeting visiting boaters. This spring, the reciprocal privileges page will be available to all Yacht Clubs (YCs) on Lake Ontario and Western St-Lawrence Seaway as long as they are members in good standing of LOCCA and Ontario Sailing or a US Regional Sailing Association.

2017 was a terrible year for boaters due to extremely high water levels; because of these water levels, many clubs were closed to visitors. In order to support Yacht Clubs, Boaters / Sailors and Fleet Captains, LOCCA created a dedicated web page that allowed Yacht Clubs to post whether they were open or closed to visiting boats.  This helped boaters and fleet captains in planning their navigation on the lake and also planning club cruises.  We did the same in 2019 and will continue to do so in the future if needed.

Enjoy the site and give us feedback to improve the look and feel of the site.

Bruce Hannah
Chair, and founder of LOCCA (Lake Ontario Club Cruising Association)