NPCA Transition

NPCA Transition refers to the the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act Transition; refer to NPCA Transition Process background:

The Latest From the Sail Canada NPCA Working Group and Board of Directors:

October 2013

The 2013 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting will be held at the Delta Centre-Ville, Montréal, Québec, 777 University Street H3C 3Z7 on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9:00am.
Sail Canada members will be asked to vote on the following changes at the 2013 AGM:

Notice of Motion - Special Resolution

By-law Changes – Transition to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act 

Pursuant to Sections 8.8 (e) and 20.1 of the Sail Canada by-laws dated October 27, 2012, the following motions are proposed by the Board of Directors as part of the business to be conducted at the Annual General Meeting, October 26, 2013:

BE IT RESOLVED AS A SPECIAL RESOLUTION THAT:

1.    The directors of Sail Canada / Voile Canada (the “Association”) are authorized and directed to make an application under section 297 of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (the “NFP Act”) to the Director appointed under the NFP Act for a Certificate of Continuance of the Association;

2.    The Articles of Continuance (transition) of the Association are approved;

3.    By-laws listed below (affecting the Articles of Continuance) are amended as described in Annex A which is attached to this resolution and the notice of meeting:

a.    By-law 3.1 – Statement of Purpose & Objectives (section 6 of the Articles)
b.    By-law 9.7 – Vacancies/Minimum number of directors (section 5 of the Articles)
c.    By-law 7.1 – Membership Structure (section 8 of the Articles)
d.    By-law 7.2 – Applications for Membership
e.    By-law 8.10 – Voting at Meetings of Members (section 8 of the Articles)

4.    Any one of the officers and directors of the Association is authorized to take all such actions and execute and deliver all such documentation, including Articles of Continuance (transition) and the notice of registered office and of directors in the forms fixed by the Directors, which are necessary or desirable for the implementation of this resolution.

Articles of Continuance - Draft 2
Proposed Changes to Sail Canada Bylaws (Affecting the Articles of Continuance)- Annex A


September 2013

Progress Report on By-laws Review - August 2013

The NPCA Working Group and Board of Directors have been hard at work on Phase 2 of the NPCA Transition; The Sail Canada By-laws Review. Sail Canada Members are encouraged to review the Progress Report; feedback to is welcome!!!

The Contents of the Progress Report are as follows:
1.    Purpose
2.    Activities since the 2012 AGM
3.    Governance issues affecting the Articles (Phase 1)
       •    Name Change
       •    Statement of Purpose
       •    Number of Directors
       •    Classes of Members and Voting Rights
4.    Governance issues affecting the Bylaws (Phase 2)
       •    Refinements to Board Structure and Nominating Process
       •    Timing of Annual Meeting and National Conference
       •    Systems for Absentee Voting and Proxy Voting
5.    Next Steps
6.    Feedback Welcomed!

Click here to view the complete NPCA Transition Phase 2 Progress Report on By-laws Review - August 2013

July 2013

Update for Members – Request for Contributions by August 23, 2103

To help understand the NPCA and the transition process, frequently asked questions have been answered; click here for NPCA FAQs.  Questions about the NPCA and the transition process that are not answered by the FAQS can be sent to .

Sail Canada is progressing well with the work plan for transition to the new Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.  

The next phase of the plan invokes the "continuance process" - setting out articles of continuance (essentially the constitution of the corporation), having them approved by members and submitting them to Corporations Canada.  Sail Canada is also required to prepare new by-laws that are in compliance with the Act.

Timeline for this phase:

July-August 2013

 

·         Present first drafts of articles and bylaws for review by members (including rationale for changes to existing CYA bylaws)

·         Respond to questions and brief Provincial Sailing Associations

·         Update first draft of articles and bylaws

September 2013

·         Present second draft of articles and bylaws as background for AGM (including rationale for changes to existing CYA bylaws)

October 2013

·         Send Notice of Motion for bylaw changes to membership on October 1

·         Members vote on approval of updated Articles on October 26 in Montreal

Sail Canada’s Board of Directors are pleased to invite members and stakeholders to contribute to the NPCA transition process by providing feedback on the final draft of the articles of continuance and a draft of the new bylaws in advance of the October 2013 AGM.  Early engagement in the process will ensure that the changes in these two key governance documents will reflect the principles and perspectives of the membership.

The deadline for comments on the first drafts of the articles and bylaws is August 23, 2013. 

Sail Canada By-laws Draft-2 March 2013
Sail Canada Articles Form 4031 draft 1 Feb 2013
4031-SCHEDULE-1 May 2013
4031-SCHEDULE-2
4031-SCHEDULE-3 May 2013

Member Clubs will be asked to vote on these changes at the 2013 AGM.

June 2013

Update on Phase 1
Four subsections of the bylaws, approved in October 2012, will move to Articles of Continuance:

2.1 - New name Sail Canada / Voile Canada approved by Industry Canada in Feb. 2013

3.1 - Updated wording of the purposes/objectives revised by CRA in April 2013, deleted “recreational boating”, “navigation” & business activities as not in compliance with the Income Tax Act.1

7.1 - Reduced number of membership classes from five to three:
A. Provincial, territorial and national organizations;
B. Yacht, sailing and boating clubs with docking, mooring and/or boat launch facilities;
C. Organizations interested in associating with the sport of sailing.

8.10 - Aligned voting with new membership structure

Also approved in 2012 was a change to subsection 7.2 of the bylaws which aligned membership application criteria with the new structure. These membership criteria will be reflected in the draft bylaws.

Key messages and rationale for Phase 1:
• Clearer rules for governing and increased accountability for board decisions
• Improved membership rights with emphasis on voting powers of clubs
• Partnership approach for developing and delivering national programs and services
• Common brand and logo enhances marketing opportunities

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NPCA Transition Process background:

In October 2011, a new federal law took effect in Canada; the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (also referred to as the NPCA) replaces Part II of the Canada Corporations Act (CCA).  The NPCA affects about 20,000 non-profit organizations incorporated under the CCA, including Sail Canada.  Before October 2014, Sail Canada must make changes to the organization’s governance structure in order to be in compliance with the NPCA.

The NPCA is considered to be an essential step in modernizing non-profit governance in Canada.  A main theme of the Act is to reinforce member rights and provide for a greater degree of democratic governance by members.  Given that Sail Canada was founded in 1931, the NPCA transition process is a welcome opportunity to review and reset the foundation and frameworks to support the sport of sailing in Canada.

To help understand the NPCA and the transition process, frequently asked questions have been answered; click here for NPCA FAQs.  Questions about the NPCA and the transition process that are not answered by the FAQS can be sent to .

Two-Stage Process
In November 2011, the Sail Canada Board of Directors approved a Work Plan to enable the transition to the NPCA.  The review of NPCA transition requirements and documentation on the Industry Canada website began in January 2012.  The Work Plan identified two stages in Sail Canada’s NPCA transition process requiring membership approval of key governance changes at the Annual General Meetings of October 2012 (under the CCA) and October 2013 (under the NPCA).

In February 2012, an NPCA Transition Working Group was established to identify the changes that Sail Canada should make to comply with the Act and regulations. Click here for the NPCA Working Group Terms of Reference.

At the AGM in October 2012, the CYA membership approved changes to six bylaws that represent fundamental requirements of the Canada NFP Act (NPCA). At the AGM in October 2013, the Board of Directors will provide an update on these and other bylaw changes.

Supporting Documents
NPCA FAQs
Bylaws Review Tool Draft2
2012 Annual General Meeting Minutes - draft

Governance

Sail Canada is a Registered Amateur Athletic Association with charitable status, designated by the Government of Canada as a National Sport Organization representing the sport of Sailing. The Association represents all participants including recreational sailors and high performance athletes at the club, provincial, national and international level.

Sail Canada is a non-profit corporation founded in 1931. The Association is governed by its constitution and by-laws, as well as many policies ratified by the Board of Directors.

Not for Profit Corporations Act (NPCA) Transition

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Canada Games Medalists

2009- Silver Fox Curling & Sailing Club, Prince Edward Island
   
Male Double Handed - 29er  Female Double Handed - 29er
1)   Jono Reid / Teddy Skiffington, NS         1) Alanna Graham Foscarini / Alison Ludski, ON
2)   Michael Blumer / Peter Soosalu, ON     2) Dana Archibald / Karen Dexter, NS
3)   Mark Imre Patakay / Jonathan Gabriel Scott, BC 3) Lauren Laventure / Emily Tsang, QC
   
Male Single Handed - Laser Female Single Handed - Laser Radial
1)  Kevin Grierson, BC 1) Isabella Anna Bertold, BC
2)  Tom Brosky, NS 2) Erin Rafus, NS
3)  Evert McLaughlin, ON 3) Joanne Leigh Prokop, ON

 

2005- Regina Sailing Club, Saskatchewan 

Male Double Handed 29er, 23&U
Female Double Handed 29er, 23&U

1)Marc Farmer / Trevor Parekh, QC

2)Trevor McEwen / Chris Hewson, ON

3)Jonathan Ladha / Daniel Inkpen, NL

1)Genevieve Bougie-Bastien /
Veronique Bougie-Bastien, QC
2)Katja Smutny / Kristy Slough, MB

3)Maddy Purves-Smith / Abbi O'Flynn, AB

Male Single Handed (Laser), 23&U
Female Single Handed (Radial), 23&U

1)John Romanko, BC

2)Evan Lewis, ON

3)Anthony Boueilh, QC

1)Hayley McLean, BC

2)Isabelle Garand, QC

3)Tanja Smutny, MB

Female Single Handed (Byte), 19&U
Male Single Handed (Radial), 19&U

1)Allana Vittery, BC

2)Paloma Corrin, MB

3)Erin Rafuse, NS

1)Geoffrey Beck, NS

2)Kevin Grierson, BC

3)Eric Tulk, AB

2001- Grand Bend Yacht Club, Ontario

Laser-Men's Solo Dinghy, 23&U
Europe-Women's Solo Dinghy, 23&U

1)Andrew Childs, NS

2)Jonathon Benskin, BC

3)Matt Simpson, ON

1)Geneviève Gaudreau, QC

2)Marta Rudzki

3)Katie Thompson

Laser 2-Men's Double Dinghy, 23&U
Laser 2-Women's Double Dinghy, 23&U

1)Trevor & Ian McEwen

2)Stéphane Locas / Ian Locas, QC

3)Justin Ladha / Jonathan Ladha, NL

1)Sarah Scott / Katie McIsaac, ON

2)Tanja Smutny / Simone Dugard, MB

3)Danielle Galavotti / Amelia Robinson, QC

Byte - Men's Solo Dinghy, 18&U
Byte - Women's Solo Dinghy, 18&U

1)Alex Singer, ON

2)Karl Campbell, BC

3)Francois Hebert, QC

1)Jen Spalding, BC

2)Isabelle Garand, QC

3)Carolyne Kaars Sijpestijn, ON

1997 - Peilcan Lake Sailing Club, Manitoba

Laser-Men's Solo Dinghy, 23&U
Europe-Women's Solo Dinghy, 23&U

1)Martin Essig, ON

2)Robert Cullen, BC

3)Andrew Childs, NS

1)Stephanie Taylor, QC

2)Anne Read, NS

3)Victoria Crowder, ON

Laser 2-Men's Double Dinghy, 23&U
Laser 2-Women's Double Dinghy, 23&U

1)Gabe Crowder / Adam Dunn, ON

2)John Russel / Jonathon Driver, AB

3)Ben Remocker / Peter Spotzl

1)Carol Luttmer / Kate Nelson, ON

2)Jillian Beveridge / Melanie Gooday, NS

3)Ginny Cullen / Dawn McNevin, BC

Mistral One Design-Men, 23&U
Mistral One Design-Women's 23&U

1)Kevin Stittle, ON

2)Greg Despins, MB

3)Stefan Lidington, SK

1)Genevieve Cote, QC

2)Tekla Johnson, SK

3)Nikola Girke, BC

1993- Kamloops Sailing Club, British Columbia

Laser-Men's Solo Dinghy, 23&U
Radial-Women's Solo Dinghy, 23&U

1)Greg Miller, BC

2)Micheal Simms, AB

3)Martin Essig, ON

1)Kelly Hand, MB

2)Alison MacNeil, NS

3)Paule Bertrand, QC

Laser 2-Men's Double Dinghy, 23&U
Laser 2-Women's Double Dinghy, 23&U

1)Paul Hannan / Brian Storey, BC

2)Anthony Staples / Stuart Lacey, QC

3)Joel Rathbun / Steward Twigg, ON

1)Jennifer Blanchard / Micheline Winlo, QC

2)Virginia Cullen / Megan Long, BC

3)Laurie Chappell / Michelle Watson, ON

Mistral One Design-Men
Mistral One Design-Women

1)Kelly McCaig, MB

2)Hugo Laliberte, QC

3)Ian Brown, ON

1)Swanie Gregoire, QC

2)Amy McCaig, MB

3)Rebecca Smith, ON

1989- Lake Diefenbaker Yacht Club, Saskatchewan

Laser-Men's Solo Dinghy, 23&U
Radial-Women's Solo Dinghy, 23&U

1)Rod Davies, ON

2)Brian Awad, NS

3)Duncan Pearce, BC

1)Shona Moss, ON

2)Karen Degner, AB

3)Karen Dwyer, NS

Laser-Men's Double Dinghy, 23&U
Laser 2-Women's Double Dinghy, 23&U

1)Thilo Giese / Trevor Davis, BC

2)Ken Bruce / Bruce wells, ON

3)Jeff Brock / Peter McKenna, NS

1)Nathalie Roy / Isabelle Royer, QC

2)Kirsten Jones / Cathy Sapp, NS

3)Sharleen Hermiston / Michelle Loewen, MB

Division 2 -Men's Windsurfing
Division 2 -Women's Windsurfing

1)Francis Morin, QC

2)Greg Fenton, ON

3)Josh Green, BC

1)Edithe Trepannier, QC

2)Lisa Brix, BC

3)Ruth Forsdyke, ON

1985- Royal Kenebecasis Yacht Club, New Brunswick

Laser- Open 18&U Solo
Laser- Open, 25&U Solo

1)Richard Clarke, ON

2)William Adams, NS

3)Mathieu Trepannier, QC

1)Kenneth MacKensie, QC

2)Dave Wells, ON

3)Ross Macdonald, BC

Laser 2- Open 18&U Double
Laser 2- Open 25&U Double

1)Duncan Stamper / Penny Stamper, BC

2)Ian Eskritt / Mike Brown, ON

3)David Phelan / Jeff Brock, NS

1)Simon and Mark Reissman, ON

2)Jeff Eckard / Tim Stamper, BC

3)Marc Robin / Stephane Poirier-Defoy, QC

1981- Thunder Bay Yacht Club, Ontario

Laser- Open Youth solo
Laser- Open Solo

1)Paul Thomson, NS

2)Giovanni Galleoti, QC

3)Dave Dowhan, AB

1)Al Clarke, ON

2)Fred Kennedy, NS

3)Ian Landells, NL

Lightning- Open Triple

1)Rob Muru/Tom Payne/Craig Farguharson, ON*

2)Tim Woodfort/Brian Lane/Stuart Hebb, NS*

3)MacGregor Grant/Noel Murphy/Murray Tough, NL

*Tied for first place

1977- Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club, NFL

Laser- Open Youth solo
Laser- Open Solo

1)Eddy Martin, QC

2)Steve Fleckenstein, NB

3)Fred Kennedy, NB

1)Gilles Mercier, QC

2)John Roy, ON

3)T McDonald, BC

One Quarter Ton- Open Triple

1)Don Partin/P Sallisbury/G Wilkins, BC

2)R Barr/F Rowells/S McAuley, ON

3)H Sullivan/R Appleby/W Naser, NB

1973- New Westminster/Burnaby, BC

No sailing at these games.

1969- Halifax/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Laser- OK Dinghy- Open Youth Solo
Flying Junior- Open Double

1)W. de Niverville, NB

2)P MacDougall, QC

3)A Latus, AB

1)Don Martin / Anne Martin, BC

2)B Clinton / J Corbet, ON

3)Glen Dexter / P Gurnham, NS

Soling- Open Triple

1)H Wells/J MacKeigan/M Oxner, NS

2)T Jones/L Walker/F Brodie, BC

3)I Lavine/B Bussin/D Bussin, ON

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Listed Alphabetically by class by year

1896 - Athens, Greece ¤  1900 - Paris, France
1904 - St. Louis, United States ¤ 1908 - London, England
1912 - Stockholm, Sweden ¤ 1920 - Antwerp, Belgium
1924 - Paris, France ¤ 1928 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
1932 - Los Angeles, United States ¤ 1936 - Berlin, Germany
1948 - London, England ¤ 1952 - Helsinki, Finland
1956 - Melbourne, Australia ¤ 1960 - Rome, Italy
1964 - Tokyo, Japan ¤ 1968 - Mexico City, Mexico
1972 - Munich, Germany ¤ 1976 - Montreal (Kingston), Canada
1980 - Moscow, Soviet Union ¤ 1984 - Los Angeles, United States
1988 - Seoul, South Korea ¤ 1992 - Barcelona, Spain
1996 - Atlanta (Savannah), United States ¤ 2000 - Sydney, Australia
2004 - Athens, Greece

Athens 2004
Class Name Place
Finished
Home
Province
470 Women Girke, Nikola 13th BC
  Provan, Jennifer 13th ON
 
Finn Clarke, Richard 18th ON
 
Laser Luttmer, Bernard 29th ON
 
Star MacDonald, Ross 2nd BC
  Wolfs, Mike 2nd ON
 
Tornado Curtis, John 15th ON
  Johansson, Oskar 15th ON
 
Yngling Crampton, Deirdre 16th ON
  Leger, Chantal 16th QC
  Ross, Lisa 16th NS
 
Sydney 2000
Class Name Place
Finished
Home
Province
Europe Calkin, Beth 11th BC
 
Finn Clarke, Richard 17th ON
 
Laser Essig, Marty 24th ON
 
Mistral Alie, Caroll-Ann 17th QC
 
Star Bjorn, Kai 5th QC
  MacDonald, Ross 5th BC
 
Soling Abbott, Bill 13th ON
  Abbott, Matt 13th ON
  Boston, Brad 13th ON
 
Atlanta 1996
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
470 Andrew, Leigh (née Pearson) 9th BC
  Hannam, Paul 21st BC
  Stamper, Penny Jane 9th BC
  Storey, Brian 21st BC
 
Europe Moberg-Parker, Tine 13th BC
 
Finn Clarke, Richard 9th ON
 
Laser Davies, Rod 26th ON
 
Mistral Alie, Caroll-Ann 12th QC
  Bolduc, Alain 16th QC
 
Soling Abbott, Bill 5th ON
  Abbott, Joanne 5th ON
  Boston, Brad 5th ON
 
Star Jesperson, Eric Albert 14th BC
  MacDonald, Ross 14th BC
 
Tornado Janse, Roy 11th AB
  Peers, Marc 11th AB
 
Barcelona 1992
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
470 Bastet, Evert DNP/NPP QC
  Bruce, Stuart DNP/NPP ON
  Clarke, Richard DNP/NPP ON
  Cochrane, Nigel 14th ON
  Eckard, Jeff 14th BC
  Marshall, Sarah (née McLean) 11th BC
  Stamper, Duncan DNP/NPP BC
  Stamper, Penny Jane 11th BC
 
Europe Moss, Shona 15th ON
 
Finn Lammens, Hank 13th ON
 
Flying Dutchman McLaughlin, Frank 9th ON
  Millen, John 9th ON
 
Lechner A-390 Alie, Caroll-Ann 14th QC
  McCaig, Murray DNP/NPP MB
 
Soling Flinn, Robert Stuart 7th NS
  Gow, Philip 7th NS
  Thomson, Robert Paul 7th NS
 
Star Jesperson, Eric Albert 3rd BC
  MacDonald, Ross 3rd BC
 
Tornado Smith, Kevin 5th ON
  Sweeney, Dave 5th ON
 
Seoul 1988
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
470 Cochrane, Nigel 8th ON
  Johnson, Gail 11th ON
  Johnson, Karen 11th ON
  McIlquham, Gordon 8th ON
 
Finn Lemieux, Lawrence 11th AB
 
Flying Dutchman Bastet, Evert DNP/NPP QC
  McLaughlin, Frank 3rd ON
  Millen, John 3rd ON
 
Lechner Division II Myerscough, Richard 12th BC
 
Soling Flinn, Robert Stuart 12th NS
  Gow, Philip 12th NS
  Thomson, Robert Paul 12th NS
 
Star MacDonald, Donald Bruce 6th BC
  MacDonald, Ross 6th BC
 
Tornado Smith, Kevin 10th ON
  Sweeney, Dave 10th ON
 
Los Angeles 1984
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
470 McLaughlin, Frank 15th ON
  Tenhove, Martin 15th ON
 
Finn Neilson, Terry 3rd ON
 
Flying Dutchman Bastet, Evert 2nd QC
  McLaughlin, Terry 2nd ON
 
Soling Calder, Stephen 3rd ON
  Fogh, Hans 3rd ON
  Kerr, John 3rd ON
 
Star Gesing, Witold 13th ON
  Lemieux, Lawrence 13th AB
 
Tornado Sweeney, Brian 9th ON
  Sweeney, Dave 9th ON
 
Windglider Graveline, Eric 19th QC
 
Moscow 1980
Boycotted
 
Montréal 1976
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
470 Cross, Jay 16th ON
  Park, Colin 16th BC
 
Finn Riley, Sanford 8th ON
 
Flying Dutchman Bastet, Evert 4th QC
  Fogh, Hans 4th ON
 
Soling Dexter, Glen 8th NS
  Josenhans, Andreas 8th NS
  MacMillan, Alexander (Sandy) 8th NS
 
Tempest Leibel, Allan 7th ON
  Leibel, Lorne 7th ON
 
Tornado De La Roche, Michael 7th ON
  Woods, Larry 7th ON
 
Munich 1972
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Dragon Gunn, Neil 9th ON
  Hall, Frank 9th ON
  Leibel, Allan 9th ON
 
Finn Clarke, John 20th ON
 
Flying Dutchman Andrews, Donald 15th BC
  Bastet, Evert DNP/NPP QC
  Byrne, Peter 15th BC
 
Soling Cote, Paul 3rd BC
  Ekels, John 3rd BC
  Miller, David 3rd BC
 
Star Bjorn, Peter 12th QC
  Bruce, Ian 12th QC
 
Tempest Haines, Ted 15th ON
  Scott, Larry 15th ON
 
Mexico City 1968
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
5.5m Hasen, Jack 6th ON
  Leibel, Stanley 6th ON
  Weiss, Ernest 6th ON
 
Dragon Irwin, Timothy 4th ON
  Miller, David 4th BC
  Tupper, Stephen 4th BC
 
Finn Henderson, Paul F. 20th ON
 
Flying Dutchman Bastet, Evert DNP/NPP QC
  Green, Roger Allan 7th ON
  Green, Stewart 7th ON
 
Star Blouin, Oswald 15th ON
  Kirby, Bruce 15th QC
 
Tokyo 1964
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
5.5m MacDonald, Samuel A. 7th PE
  Skinner, G. Bernard 7th ON
  Woodward, John Douglas 7th QC
 
Dragon Botterell, Edward 11th QC
  MacBrien, Joseph J. 11th QC
  Watters, Lynn 11th ON
 
Finn Kirby, Bruce 11th QC
 
Flying Dutchman Henderson, Paul F. 12th ON
  Lennox, Richard A. 12th ON
 
Star Miller, David 7th BC
  West, William 7th BC
 
Rome 1960
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
5.5m Conway, Jerome 19th ON
  Gould, Melville 19th ON
  Livingstone, Barclay 19th ON
 
Dragon MacDonald, Samuel A. 5th PE
  Norton, Gordon 5th ON
  Watters, Lynn 5th ON
 
Finn Bruce, Ian 7th QC
 
Flying Dutchman Desjardins, Pierre 22nd QC
  Wilson, Keith 22nd QC
 
Star Burgess, William 23rd BC
  West, William 23rd BC
 
Melbourne 1956
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Dragon Howard, David 8th ON
  Howard, Howard C. 8th ON
  Tytler, Donald 8th ON
 
Finn Kirby, Bruce 8th QC
 
Sharpie - 12 Square Metres Cameron, Archibald 11th QC
  Thomas, William 11th BC
 
Star Parsons, George 10th BC
  Pennell, Eugene 10th BC
 
Helsinki 1952
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
6m Bradfield, Kenneth 7th ON
  Copeland, William 7th ON
  Gooderham, Norman William 7th ON
  MacDonald, John 7th ON
  MacIntosh, William Maitland 7th ON
  Tytler, Donald 7th ON
 
Dragon Haines, Donald 10th ON
  Howie, Archibald 10th ON
  Robertson, John N.F. 10th ON
 
Finn McLaughlin, Paul 8th ON
 
Star Hugessen, Andrew 10th QC
  Woodward, John Douglas 10th QC
 
London 1948
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Finn McLaughlin, Paul 5th ON
 
Star Fairhead, A. Gerald 8th ON
  Gooderham, Norman William 8th ON
 
Swallow Robertson, John N.F. 7th ON
  Townsend, Richard L. 7th ON
 
Games not held 1944
 
Games not held 1940
 
Berlin 1936
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Monotype Dixon, Reginald M. 16th ON
 
Los Angeles 1932
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
6m Boultbee, Gardner 3rd  
  Glass, Kenneth 3rd BC
  Rogers, Philip T. 3rd BC
  Wilson, Gerald 3rd BC
 
8m Cribb, Ernest 2nd BC
  Gordon, Peter D. 2nd BC
  Gyles, George F. 2nd BC
  Jones, Harry A. 2nd BC
  Maitland, Ronald Monteith 2nd BC
  Wallace, Hubert A. 2nd BC
 
Monotype Dixon, Reginald M. 5th ON
 
Star Simmonds, Henry H. 4th BC
  Wylie, Henry E. 4th BC
 
Amsterdam 1928
No record of athletes sent
 
Paris 1924
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Monotype Robertson, Norman 11th  
 
Antwerp 1920
No athletes sent
 
Games not held 1916
 
Stockholm 1912
No athletes sent
 
London 1908
No athletes sent
 
St. Louis 1904
Sailing not part of the Olympics in 1904
 
Paris 1900
No athletes sent
 
Athens 1896
Sailing not part of the Olympics in 1896

 

Listed Alphabetically by Class

470 ¤  5.5m ¤  6m ¤  8m ¤  Dragon ¤  Europe
Finn ¤  Flying Dutchman ¤  Laser ¤  Lechner A-390
Lechner Division II ¤  Mistral ¤  Monotype
Sharpie - 12 Square Metres ¤  Soling ¤  Star
Swallow ¤  Tempest ¤  Tornado ¤  Windglider
Yngling

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Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Andrew, Leigh (née Pearson) 1996 9th BC
Bastet, Evert 1992 DNP/NPP QC
Bruce, Stuart 1992 DNP/NPP ON
Clarke, Richard 1992 DNP/NPP ON
Cochrane, Nigel 1988, 1992 8th, 14th ON
Cross, Jay 1976 16th ON
Eckard, Jeff 1992 14th BC
Girke, Nikola 2004 13th BC
Hannam, Paul 1996 21st BC
Johnson, Gail 1988 11th ON
Johnson, Karen 1988 11th ON
Marshall, Sarah (née McLean) 1992 11th BC
McIlquham, Gordon 1988 8th ON
McLaughlin, Frank 1984 15th ON
Park, Colin 1976 16th BC
Provan, Jennifer 2004 13th ON
Stamper, Duncan 1992 DNP/NPP BC
Stamper, Penny Jane (née Davis) 1992, 1996 11th, 9th BC
Storey, Brian 1996 21st BC
Tenhove, Martin 1984 15th ON
 
5.5m
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Conway, Jerome 1960 19th ON
Gould, Melville 1960 19th ON
Hasen, Jack 1968 6th ON
Leibel, Stanley 1968 6th ON
Livingstone, Barclay 1960 19th ON
MacDonald, Samuel A. 1964 7th PE
Skinner, G. Bernard 1964 7th ON
Weiss, Ernest 1968 6th ON
Woodward, John Douglas 1964 7th QC
 
6m
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Boultbee, Gardner 1932 3rd  
Bradfield, Kenneth 1952 7th ON
Copeland, William 1952 7th ON
Glass, Kenneth 1932 3rd BC
Gooderham, Norman William 1952 7th ON
MacDonald, John 1952 7th ON
MacIntosh, William Maitland 1952 7th ON
Rogers, Philip T. 1932 3rd BC
Tytler, Donald 1952 7th ON
Wilson, Gerald 1932 3rd BC
 
8m
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Cribb, Ernest 1932 2nd BC
Gordon, Peter D. 1932 2nd BC
Gyles, George F. 1932 2nd BC
Jones, Harry A. 1932 2nd BC
Maitland, Ronald Monteith 1932 2nd BC
Wallace, Hubert A. 1932 2nd BC
 
Dragon
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Botterell, Edward 1964 11th QC
Gunn, Neil 1972 9th ON
Haines, Donald 1952 10th ON
Hall, Frank 1972 9th ON
Howard, David 1956 8th ON
Howard, Howard C. 1956 8th ON
Howie, Archibald 1952 10th ON
Irwin, Timothy 1968 4th ON
Leibel, Allan 1972 9th ON
MacBrien, Joseph J. 1964 11th QC
MacDonald, Samuel A. 1960 5th PE
Miller, David 1968 4th BC
Norton, Gordon 1960 5th ON
Robertson, John N.F. 1952 10th ON
Tupper, Stephen 1968 4th BC
Tytler, Donald 1956 8th ON
Watters, Lynn 1960, 1964 5th, 11th ON
 
Europe
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Calkin, Beth 2000 11th BC
Moberg-Parker, Tine 1996 13th BC
Moss, Shona 1992 15th ON
 
Finn
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Bruce, Ian 1960 7th QC
Clarke, John 1972 20th ON
Clarke, Richard 1996, 2000, 2004 9th, 17th, 18th ON
Henderson, Paul F. 1968 20th ON
Kirby, Bruce 1956, 1964 8th, 11th QC
Lammens, Hank 1992 13th ON
Lemieux, Lawrence 1988 11th AB
McLaughlin, Paul 1948, 1952 5th, 8th ON
Neilson, Terry 1984 3rd ON
Riley, Sanford 1976 8th ON
 
Flying Dutchman
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Andrews, Donald 1972 15th BC
Bastet, Evert 1968, 1972,
1976, 1984,
1988
DNP/NPP,
DNP/NPP,
4th, 2nd,
DNP/NPP
QC
Byrne, Peter 1972 15th BC
Desjardins, Pierre 1960 22nd QC
Fogh, Hans 1976 4th ON
Green, Roger Allan 1968 7th ON
Green, Stewart 1968 7th ON
Henderson, Paul F. 1964 12th ON
Lennox, Richard A. 1964 12th ON
McLaughlin, Frank 1988, 1992 3rd, 9th ON
McLaughlin, Terry 1984 2nd ON
Millen, John 1988, 1992 3rd, 9th ON
Wilson, Keith 1960 22nd QC
 
Laser
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
 
Davies, Rod 1996 26th ON
Essig, Marty 2000 24th ON
Luttmer, Bernard 2004 29th ON
 
Lechner A-390
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Alie, Caroll-Ann 1992 14th QC
McCaig, Murray 1992 DNP/NPP MB
 
Lechner Division II
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Myerscough, Richard 1988 12th BC
 
Mistral
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Alie, Caroll-Ann 1996, 2000 6th, 17th QC
Bolduc, Alain 1996 16th QC
 
Monotype
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Dixon, Reginald M. 1932, 1936 5th, 16th ON
Robertson, Norman 1924 11th  
 
Sharpie - 12 Square Metres
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Cameron, Archibald 1956 11th QC
Thomas, William 1956 11th BC
 
Soling
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Abbott, Bill 1996, 2000 5th, 13th ON
Abbott, Joanne 1996 5th ON
Abbott, Matt 2000 13th ON
Boston, Brad 1996, 2000 5th, 13th ON
Calder, Stephen 1984 3rd ON
Cote, Paul 1972 3rd BC
Dexter, Glen 1976 8th NS
Ekels, John 1972 3rd BC
Flinn, Robert Stuart 1988, 1992 12th, 7th NS
Fogh, Hans 1984 3rd ON
Gow, Philip 1988, 1992 12th, 7th NS
Josenhans, Andreas 1976 8th NS
Kerr, John 1984 3rd ON
MacMillan, Alexander (Sandy) 1976 8th NS
Miller, David 1972 3rd BC
Thomson, Robert Paul 1988, 1992 12th, 7th NS
 
Star
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Bjorn, Kai 2000 5th QC
Bjorn, Peter 1972 12th QC
Blouin, Oswald 1968 15th ON
Bruce, Ian 1972 12th QC
Burgess, William 1960 23rd BC
Fairhead, A. Gerald 1948 8th ON
Gesing, Witold 1984 13th ON
Gooderham, Norman William 1948 8th ON
Hugessen, Andrew 1952 10th QC
Jesperson, Eric Albert 1992, 1996 3rd, 14th BC
Kirby, Bruce 1968 15th QC
Lemieux, Lawrence 1984 13th AB
MacDonald, Donald Bruce 1988 6th BC
MacDonald, Ross 1988, 1992,
1996, 2000,
2004
6th, 3rd,
14th, 5th,
2nd
BC
Miller, David 1964 7th BC
Parsons, George 1956 10th BC
Pennell, Eugene 1956 10th BC
Simmonds, Henry H. 1932 4th BC
West, William 1960, 1964 23rd, 7th BC
Wolfs, Mike 2004 2nd ON
Woodward, John Douglas 1952 10th QC
Wylie, Henry E. 1932 4th BC
 
Swallow
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Robertson, John N.F. 1948 7th ON
Townsend, Richard L. 1948 7th ON
 
Tempest
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Haines, Ted 1972 15th ON
Leibel, Allan 1976 7th ON
Leibel, Lorne 1976 7th ON
Scott, Larry 1972 15th ON
 
Tornado
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Curtis, John 2004 15th ON
De La Roche, Michael 1976 7th ON
Janse, Roy 1996 11th AB
Johansson, Oskar 2004 15th ON
Peers, Marc 1996 11th AB
Smith, Kevin 1988, 1992 10th, 5th ON
Sweeney, Brian 1984 9th ON
Sweeney, Dave 1984, 1988,
1992
9th, 10th,
5th
ON
Woods, Larry 1976 7th ON
 
Windglider
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Graveline, Eric 1984 19th QC
 
Yngling
Name Year Place
Finished
Home
Province
Crampton, Deirdre 2004 16th ON
Leger, Chantal 2004 16th QC
Ross, Lisa 2004 16th NS

Listed Alphabetically by year

1896 - Athens, Greece ¤ 1900 - Paris, France
1904 - St. Louis, United States ¤ 1908 - London, England
1912 - Stockholm, Sweden ¤ 1920 - Antwerp, Belgium
1924 - Paris, France ¤ 1928 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
1932 - Los Angeles, United States ¤ 1936 - Berlin, Germany
1948 - London, England ¤ 1952 - Helsinki, Finland
1956 - Melbourne, Australia ¤ 1960 - Rome, Italy
1964 - Tokyo, Japan ¤ 1968 - Mexico City, Mexico
1972 - Munich, Germany ¤ 1976 - Montreal (Kingston), Canada
1980 - Moscow, Soviet Union ¤ 1984 - Los Angeles, United States
1988 - Seoul, South Korea ¤ 1992 - Barcelona, Spain
1996 - Atlanta (Savannah), United States ¤ 2000 - Sydney, Australia
2004 - Athens, Greece

Athens 2004
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Clarke, Richard Finn 18th ON
Crampton, Deirdre Yngling 16th ON
Curtis, John Tornado 15th ON
Girke, Nikola 470 Women 13th BC
Johansson, Oskar Tornado 15th ON
Leger, Chantal Yngling 16th QC
Luttmer, Bernard Laser 29th ON
Macdonald, Ross Star 2nd BC
Provan, Jennifer 470 Women 13th ON
Ross, Lisa Yngling 16th NS
Wolfs, Mike Star 2nd ON
 
Sydney 2000
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Abbott, Bill Soling 13th ON
Abbott, Matt Soling 13th ON
Alie, Caroll-Ann Mistral 17th QC
Bjorn, Kai Star 5th QC
Boston, Brad Soling 13th ON
Calkin, Beth Europe 11th BC
Clarke, Richard Finn 17th ON
Essig, Marty Laser 24th ON
MacDonald, Ross Star 5th BC
 
Atlanta 1996
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Abbott, Bill Soling 5th ON
Abbott, Joanne Soling 5th ON
Alie, Caroll-Ann Mistral 12th QC
Andrew, Leigh (née Pearson) 470 9th BC
Bolduc, Alain Mistral 16th QC
Boston, Brad Soling 5th ON
Clarke, Richard Finn 9th ON
Davies, Rod Laser 26th ON
Hannam, Paul 470 21st BC
Janse, Roy Tornado 11th AB
Jesperson, Eric Albert Star 14th BC
MacDonald, Ross Star 14th BC
Moberg-Parker, Tine Europe 13th BC
Peers, Marc Tornado 11th AB
Stamper, Penny Jane (née Davis) 470 9th BC
Storey, Brian 470 21st BC
 
Barcelona 1992
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Alie, Caroll-Ann Lechner A-390 14th QC
Bastet, Evert 470 DNP/NPP QC
Bruce, Stuart 470 DNP/NPP ON
Clarke, Richard 470 DNP/NPP ON
Cochrane, Nigel 470 14th ON
Eckard, Jeff 470 14th BC
Flinn, Robert Stuart Soling 7th NS
Gow, Philip Soling 7th NS
Jesperson, Eric Albert Star 3rd BC
Lammens, Hank Finn 13th ON
MacDonald, Ross Star 3rd BC
McCaig, Murray Lechner A-390 DNP/NPP MB
McLaughlin, Frank Flying Dutchman 9th ON
Marshall, Sarah (née McLean) 470 11th BC
Millen, John Flying Dutchman 9th ON
Moss, Shona Europe 15th ON
Smith, Kevin Tornado 5th ON
Stamper, Duncan 470 DNP/NPP BC
Stamper, Penny Jane (née Davis) 470 11th BC
Sweeney, Dave Tornado 5th ON
Thomson, Robert Paul Soling 7th NS
 
Seoul 1988
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Bastet, Evert Flying Dutchman DNP/NPP QC
Cochrane, Nigel 470 8th ON
Flinn, Robert Stuart Soling 12th NS
Gow, Philip Soling 12th NS
Johnson, Gail 470 11th ON
Johnson, Karen 470 11th ON
Lemieux, Lawrence Finn 11th AB
MacDonald, Donald Bruce Star 6th BC
MacDonald, Ross Star 6th BC
McIlquham, Gordon 470 8th ON
McLaughlin, Frank Flying Dutchman 3rd ON
Millen, John Flying Dutchman 3rd ON
Myerscough, Richard Lechner Division II 12th BC
Smith, Kevin Tornado 10th ON
Sweeney, Dave Tornado 10th ON
Thomson, Robert Paul Soling 12th NS
 
Los Angeles 1984
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Bastet, Evert Flying Dutchman 2nd QC
Calder, Stephen Soling 3rd ON
Fogh, Hans Soling 3rd ON
Gesing, Witold Star 13th ON
Graveline, Eric Windglider 19th QC
Kerr, John Soling 3rd ON
Lemieux, Lawrence Star 13th AB
McLaughlin, Frank 470 15th ON
McLaughlin, Terry Flying Dutchman 2nd ON
Neilson, Terry Finn 3rd ON
Sweeney, Brian Tornado 9th ON
Sweeney, Dave Tornado 9th ON
Tenhove, Martin 470 15th ON
 
Moscow 1980
Boycotted
 
Montréal 1976
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Bastet, Evert Flying Dutchman 4th QC
Cross, Jay 470 16th ON
De La Roche, Michael Tornado 7th ON
Dexter, Glen Soling 8th NS
Fogh, Hans Flying Dutchman 4th ON
Josenhans, Andreas Soling 8th NS
Leibel, Allan Tempest 7th ON
Leibel, Lorne Tempest 7th ON
MacMillan, Alexander (Sandy) Soling 8th NS
Park, Colin 470 16th BC
Riley, Sanford Finn 8th ON
Woods, Larry Tornado 7th ON
 
Munich 1972
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Andrews, Donald Flying Dutchman 15th BC
Bastet, Evert Flying Dutchman DNP/NPP QC
Bjorn, Peter Star 12th QC
Bruce, Ian Star 12th QC
Byrne, Peter Flying Dutchman 15th BC
Clarke, John Finn 20th ON
Cote, Paul Soling 3rd BC
Ekels, John Soling 3rd BC
Gunn, Neil Dragon 9th ON
Haines, Ted Tempest 15th ON
Hall, Frank Dragon 9th ON
Leibel, Allan Dragon 9th ON
Miller, David Soling 3rd BC
Scott, Larry Tempest 15th ON
 
Mexico City 1968
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Bastet, Evert Flying Dutchman DNP/NPP QC
Blouin, Oswald Star 15th ON
Green, Roger Allan Flying Dutchman 7th ON
Green, Stewart Flying Dutchman 7th ON
Hasen, Jack 5.5m 6th ON
Henderson, Paul F. Finn 20th ON
Irwin, Timothy Dragon 4th ON
Kirby, Bruce Star 15th QC
Leibel, Stanley 5.5m 6th ON
Miller, David Dragon 4th BC
Tupper, Stephen Dragon 4th BC
Weiss, Ernest 5.5m 6th ON
 
Tokyo 1964
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Botterell, Edward Dragon 11th QC
Henderson, Paul F. Flying Dutchman 12th ON
Kirby, Bruce Finn 11th QC
Lennox, Richard A. Flying Dutchman 12th ON
MacBrien, Joseph J. Dragon 11th QC
MacDonald, Samuel A. 5.5m 7th PE
Miller, David Star 7th BC
Skinner, G. Bernard 5.5m 7th ON
Watters, Lynn Dragon 11th ON
West, William Star 7th BC
Woodward, John Douglas 5.5m 7th QC
 
Rome 1960
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Bruce, Ian Finn 7th QC
Burgess, William Star 23rd BC
Conway, Jerome 5.5m 19th ON
Desjardins, Pierre Flying Dutchman 22nd QC
Gould, Melville 5.5m 19th ON
Livingstone, Barclay 5.5m 19th ON
MacDonald, Samuel A. Dragon 5th PE
Norton, Gordon Dragon 5th ON
Watters, Lynn Dragon 5th ON
West, William Star 23rd BC
Wilson, Keith Flying Dutchman 22nd QC
 
Melbourne 1956
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Cameron, Archibald Sharpie - 12 Square Metres 11th QC
Howard, David Dragon 8th ON
Howard, Howard C. Dragon 8th ON
Kirby, Bruce Finn 8th QC
Parsons, George Star 10th BC
Pennell, Eugene Star 10th BC
Thomas, William Sharpie - 12 Square Metres 11th BC
Tytler, Donald Dragon 8th ON
 
Helsinki 1952
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Bradfield, Kenneth 6m 7th ON
Copeland, William 6m 7th ON
Gooderham, Norman William 6m 7th ON
Haines, Donald Dragon 10th ON
Howie, Archibald Dragon 10th ON
Hugessen, Andrew Star 10th QC
MacDonald, John 6m 7th ON
MacIntosh, William Maitland 6m 7th ON
McLaughlin, Paul Finn 8th ON
Robertson, John N.F. Dragon 10th ON
Tytler, Donald 6m 7th ON
Woodward, John Douglas Star 10th QC
 
London 1948
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Fairhead, A. Gerald Star 8th ON
Gooderham, Norman William Star 8th ON
McLaughlin, Paul Finn 5th ON
Robertson, John N.F. Swallow 7th ON
Townsend, Richard L. Swallow 7th ON
 
Games not held 1944
 
Games not held 1940
 
Berlin 1936
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Dixon, Reginald M. Monotype 16th ON
 
Los Angeles 1932
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Boultbee, Gardner 6m 3rd  
Cribb, Ernest 8m 2nd BC
Dixon, Reginald M. Monotype 5th ON
Glass, Kenneth 6m 3rd BC
Gordon, Peter D. 8m 2nd BC
Gyles, George F. 8m 2nd BC
Jones, Harry A. 8m 2nd BC
Maitland, Ronald Monteith 8m 2nd BC
Rogers, Philip T. 6m 3rd BC
Simmonds, Henry H. Star 4th BC
Wallace, Hubert A. 8m 2nd BC
Wilson, Gerald 6m 3rd BC
Wylie, Henry E. Star 4th BC
 
Amsterdam 1928
No record of athletes sent
 
Paris 1924
Name Class Place
Finished
Home
Province
Robertson, Norman Monotype 11th  
 
Antwerp 1920
No athletes sent
 
Games not held 1916
 
Stockholm 1912
No athletes sent
 
London 1908
No athletes sent
 
St. Louis 1904
Sailing not part of the Olympics in 1904
 
Paris 1900
No athletes sent
 
Athens 1896
Sailing not part of the Olympics in 1896

Canadian Olympic Athletes

Listed alphabetically by year
Listed alphabetically by class
Listed by class by year

Canadian medallists (on ISAF website)

Councillors of Honour

The CYA recognizes members for their long and outstanding contribution to the sport. The following members have been elected Councillors of Honour:

George Blanchard
Evert Bastet
Stephen Tupper
Ross Cameron
Don Giffin
George Goodfellow
Bud Gormley
Sicotte Hamilton
Paul Henderson
Paul McLaughlin
Paul J. Phelan, CM
Dick Sharpe
Livius Sherwood
John Tinker
Lynn Watters
David Yule

Past Presidents

The following individuals have served the CYA as President of the Board of Directors for the terms indicated.

George H. Gooderham 1931 - 1936
Dormant period 1937 - 1947
Robert B.F. Barr 1948 - 1954
Tom K. Wade 1955 - 1957
Raymond A. Engholm 1958 - 1960
Paul J. Phelan 1961 - 1963
George D. Goodfellow 1964 - 1967
Paul McLaughlin 1968 - 1969
George D. Goodfellow 1970 - 1972
John R. Sharpe 1973 - 1974
Sicotte Hamilton February 1975 - February 1978
David Yule February 1978 - February 1979
Jack Cameron February 1979 - March 1981
John Tinker March 1981 - October 1982
Allan Thomas October 1982 - October 1983
William Cheek October 1983 - 1985
Claude Poirier-Defoy 1986 - 1987
David R. Baird 1988 - 1989
Paul J. Phelan, CM 1990 - 1991
Stephen Holgate 1991 - 1992
Audrey Davies 1993 - 1994
Chris (Chips) Campbell 1995 - 1996
David Covo 1997 - 1998
David Everett 1999 - 2000
Fiona Kidd 2001 - 2002
David Sprague 2003 - 2004
Dan Sargeant 2005 - 2006
Jim Dike 2007 - 2008
Gerry Giffin 2008 - 2011

 

Coaches Code of Conduct

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Preamble

Sailing coaches and instructors play a vital role in the development of all sailors. They are instrumental in encouraging all sailors to expand their knowledge of seamanship, sportsmanship, and sailing in general. There is however the opportunity for coaches and instructors to abuse the power they hold in a coach/athlete relationship. The following code of conduct is developed to aid coaches and instructors to achieve a level of behavior, which will allow them to assist all sailors to the maximum. It is the responsibility of the employer to make every effort to ensure a positive working environment. Therefore, the onus rests with any employer to complete a criminal record check on all staff.

Coaches and Instructors Have a Responsibility to:

  1. Treat everyone fairly within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, race, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, or economic status.
  2. Direct comments or criticism at the performance rather than at the athlete.
  3. Consistently display high personal standards and project a favorable image of sailing and coaching by:
    • Refraining from public criticism of other sailing coaches or instructors.
    • Abstaining from the use of tobacco products while in the presence of athletes or students.
    • Abstaining from the drinking of alcoholic beverages when working with under age athletes or students.
    • Promote responsible drinking.
    • Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing, or otherwise offensive language in the conduct of his/her duties.
    • Refrain from the use of drugs or banned substances.
  4. Respect the skill level of athletes and students by:
    • Ensuring that the activity being undertaken is suitable for the age, experience and ability.
    • Educating athletes/students in their responsibility to contribute to a safe sailing environment.
    • Treat sailors and officials with respect and actively encourage athletes to do the same.
    • Encourage all sailors to demonstrate their own code of conduct.
    • Refrain from public criticism of Race Officers, Judges, Umpires and all other volunteers.

Coaches and Instructors Must:

  1. Ensure the safety of all sailors and fellow coaches/instructors.
  2. At no time become intimately and/or sexually involved with a student or athlete whom they are coaching/instructing. This includes requests for sexual favors, or threats of reprisal for the rejection of such requests.
  3. Respect the dignity of students and athletes. Verbal or physical behaviors that constitute harassment or abuse are not acceptable.
  4. Never allow the use of drugs and other banned substances.
  5. Never provide under age athletes or students with alcohol or tobacco products.

Process for Investigating an Alleged Breach of the CYA Coach/Instructor Code of Conduct

At All CYA Events:
At Canadian Yachting Association events the jury organized for the event shall have the primary responsibility for investigating an alleged breach of the CYA Coach/Instructor Code of Conduct. The jury organized for the event, shall call a hearing, or take whatever measures necessary to investigate the complaint and to determine whether the allegations have basis in fact. The jury may take whatever disciplinary actions it seems appropriate including giving the coach/instructor a reprimand, and suspending the individual from coaching/instructing for part of or the entire event where the breach occurred. Any discipline actions taken by the jury shall be reported to the Canadian Yachting Association with a recommendation of whether further action should be considered by the CYA. At all CYA camps, clinics and seminars the CYA representative(s) attending the event shall be responsible for calling a hearing, and for pursuing measures deemed necessary.

Penalties and Discipline:
Failure to follow the CYA Coach/Instructor Code of Conduct at all CYA events may result in one or more of the following actions:

  • Disqualification of the sailors under the supervision of the coach/instructor concerned in one or more races, in the event where the incident occurred.
  • Giving the coach/instructor a reprimand.
  • Suspending the individual from coaching/instructing for part of or the entire event.
  • Termination of the participation of the coach/instructor concerned at the event where the incident occurred.
  • Expulsion of the coach/instructor from the site of the event.
  • Recommending to CYA that the coach/instructor shall not be considered for a coaching/instructing position with CYA for a period from three months to four years.

All Other Events and Coaching/Instructing Situations:
The primary responsibility for investigating an alleged breach of the CYA Coach/Instructor Code of Conduct lies with the coach's/instructor's employer. When the Canadian Yachting Association receives a written complaint about a coach's/instructor's conduct and the coach/instructor is employed by a member club or provincial sailing association, the written complaint will be directed to the employer to investigate. The coach's/instructor's employer shall call a hearing, or take what ever measures necessary to investigate the complaint and to determine whether the allegations have basis in fact. The CYA may take action in any case where the employer does not.

Within sixty days of receiving a copy of the written complaint concerning a breach of the CYA Coach/Instructor Code of Conduct, the member club or provincial sailing association will report to the CYA in writing. If the member club or provincial sailing association decides that the coach/instructor did breach the CYA Coach/Instructor Code of Conduct it shall also indicate what actions it took to discipline the coach/instructor. These may include a warning, a suspension from employment, or dismissal.

The member club or provincial sailing association may, in its report, recommend that the Canadian Yachting Association take further disciplinary action against the coach/instructor. The Canadian Yachting Association may conduct an investigation and when appropriate take further action. Such action may include prohibition from coaching/instructing at CYA sponsored events or de-certification of the coach's/instructor's CYA coaching levels.

Appeal Procedure:

To appeal a disciplinary decision, coaches/instructors should apply in writing to the CYA within 30 days of the decision. A committee formed of members from both the Training and Racing Divisions shall hear all appeals.

When the Canadian Yachting Association receives a written complaint about a coach's/instructor's behavior and the coach/instructor is employed by the CYA, it will follow its published guidelines for investigating the alleged breach.

"You haven't won the race if in winning the race you have lost the respect of your competitors."
Paul Elvström (4-time Olympic Gold Medallist in the Finn Dinghy)

Merchandise Policy

Guiding Principles

· To enhance the awareness of the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA)
· To maximize revenues from merchandise sales
· To support the CYA's programs

Roles of CYA/PSA Partners

The CYA is responsible for the:
· development and production of merchandise;
· co-ordination of merchandise sales;
· production of promotional materials (e.g. brochure, PMTs);
· promotion and sales to retail chains*, national organizations (e.g. Department of National Defence), and organizations outside Canada; and
· secondary promotion and sales to the general public, retail outlets, clubs, and schools.

PSAs are responsible, in their respective province, for the:
· promotion of CYA merchandise via provincial newsletters, mailings to members (e.g. clubs, schools, sailors), local bookstores, etc.;
· solicitation and support of member clubs to promote CYA merchandise via club newsletters; and
· sale of CYA merchandise to clubs, schools, retail outlets and members.

Where a PSA chooses to sell a product within its merchandise line that is considered competitive to a specific CYA merchandise item, the PSA agrees to provide equal promotion to the identified CYA item. The above excludes soft good products (e.g. hats, clothing, pins).

Merchandise Return Policy

The Canadian Yachting Association endeavors to provide merchandise of the highest quality. If you are in any way unsatisfied with your product we will gladly replace the item or provide you with a full refund.

Terms

Prices noted on the CYA Price List do not include shipping and handling.

Terms are net 60 days - 2% per month interest shall be charged after this time period.

Privacy Policy

Purpose of this Policy

CYA has developed this policy for implementation beginning June 15, 2005. This policy describes the way in which CYA collects, uses, retains, safeguards, discloses, and disposes of the personal information of prospective members, members, and others including athletes, coaches, referees, and volunteers. This policy describes the way in which CYA will, subject to applicable legal requirements, adhere to all relevant federal and provincial legislative privacy requirements. The Policy follows the 10 Canadian Standards Association (CSA) principles identified in the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The policy describes each principle and procedure. CYA will strive to meet or exceed all legislative requirements and will ensure that it remains current with changing technologies and laws. Any and all changes will immediately be posted to the CYA website. Nothing in the CYA Privacy policy shall be construed so as to prevent the CYA from collecting and maintaining information for the purpose of maintaining the historical records of the organization. Such information shall include but not be limited to names and achievements of Canadian Sailing Team Members, Paralympic and Olympic Team Members, names and positions held by volunteers, Board Members, and Executive Members, etc. In addition to historically significant information, nothing in this privacy policy shall be construed so as to prevent the CYA from collecting and maintaining personal information for the purpose of collecting and maintaining statistical data in order to satisfy government requests for sport participation information connected with decisions related to government funding levels. Such information to include but not be limited to Learn to Sail participant data collected by the Provinces or otherwise, etc. This last clarification acknowledges the need of CYA to collect and maintain certain information in order to maintain and increase its government funding.

Definitions

    a) Act - Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
    b) Commercial Activity - Any particular transaction, act, or conduct that is of a commercial character
    c) Organization - Includes an association, a partnership, a person, an unincorporated association, a trust, a not-for-profit organisation, a trade union, and a corporation
    d) Personal Information - Any information about an identifiable individual, but does not include an employee's name, title, business address, or business telephone number
    e) Personal Health Information - Any health information about an identifiable individual
    f) Representatives - Directors, officers, employees, committees, members, volunteers, coaches, contractors, and other decision-makers with CYA

Statutory Obligations

CYA is governed by the PIPEDA in matters involving the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.

Additional Obligations

In addition to fulfilling all requirements of the Act, CYA and its representatives will also fulfill the additional requirements of this Policy. Representatives of CYA will not:

    a) Disclose personal information to a third party during any business or commercial transaction unless it is properly consented to in accordance with this policy;
    b) Knowingly place themselves in a position where they are under obligation to any person to disclose personal information;
    c) Disclose personal information to anyone without a valid reason;
    d) Derive personal benefit from personal information that they have acquired from the CYA; and
    e) Accept any gift or favour that could be construed as being given in anticipation of, or in recognition for, the disclosure of personal information.

Ruling on Policy

Except as provided in the Act, the Board of Directors of CYA shall have the authority to interpret any provision of this Policy that is contradictory, ambiguous, or unclear.

  1. Accountability
      1.1 CYA will appoint a staff person (the "Privacy Officer") whose responsibilities will include those of the implementation and monitoring of the CYA Privacy Policy. This person will also be responsible for responding to access requests in accordance with this Policy. The Privacy Officer will report to the President and the ultimate responsibility for Privacy issues will rest with the CYA Board of Directors. The Privacy Officer may enlist assistance from others within the organization. This will not mitigate his/her responsibility for Privacy issues.
      1.2 CYA's Privacy Officer is the Executive Director as designated by the Board of Directors. In the event that there is no Executive Director the President shall appoint an interim Privacy Officer.
      1.3 A contract made with a third party having access to personal information held by CYA shall include a clause that ensures the third party does not breach CYA's privacy policies.
  2. Identifying the Purpose for the Collection of Personal Information
      2.1 CYA shall only collect the information reasonably necessary to conduct programming.
      2.2 CYA collects personal information from prospective members, members, coaches, officials, judges, athletes, managers, and volunteers for the purposes of conducting programming.
      2.3C YA will specify the purposes for collecting data at or before the time of collection to the individual. The purposes may be given orally or in writing.
      2.4 CYA will endeavour to ensure that all collectors of personal information are familiar with the potential use of the personal data. All data collected shall be maintained in its office, or under control of its representatives.
      2.5 CYA will request individual permission for the use of any personal data collected which is extraneous to that which has been identified above unless authorized by law.
      2.6 Information collected during the use of our website may include information listed in 2.2. All information will be treated within the same parameters as other information collected by CYA. It is always optional to provide information in certain fields, although that may inhibit full access to the website. Our website also collects non-identifiable information about users such as IP address, the sections of the website visited, and information downloaded. CYA may use this non-identifiable information and disclose it to service providers, for system administration purposes and to improve the website.
  3. Consent
      3.1 CYA will use the personal information for the uses specified above in Section 2 and in Sections 3.2 and 3.3 below and more generally for the purposes set out in the Purpose section above. By consenting to provide your information to CYA, you are deemed to consent to our use of the information.
      3.2 If at any time you wish to withdraw your consent to the use of your information, you may do so by contacting the CYA. We will do our best to accommodate your request in a timely manner. We will explain to you the impact of your withdrawal on any services we provide to you.
      3.4 Consent shall not be obtained from individuals who are minors, seriously ill, or mentally incapacitated and therefore will be obtained from a parent, legal guardian, or persons having power of attorney.
  4. Limiting Collection
      4.1 All information shall be collected fairly and lawfully within the criteria as set forth in our Privacy Policy.
      4.2 CYA shall not indiscriminately collect information. The amount and type of information collected shall be limited to that which is required to fulfill our identified purposes.
      4.3 CYA will not use any form of deception in gaining personal information from its members.
  5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
      5.1 Subject to applicable legislation, CYA shall limit use of personal information it collects to purposes that we have disclosed in Sections 2 and 3.2 and more generally for the purposes set out in the Purpose section above.
      5.2 CYA shall maintain documents and information for certain periods of time dependant upon necessity.
      5.3 Certain documents may be subject to legislated retention periods either federally or provincially and these will be respected at all times by CYA.
  6. Accuracy
      6.1 CYA shall strive to ensure that information entrusted to us is maintained in an accurate manner. We shall try to ensure that decisions are not made for or about an individual based on inaccurate information.
      6.2 CYA shall update information in the event of a renewal or registration and/or an update request.
      6.3 CYA shall strive to ensure that personal information that is used on an ongoing basis is accurate and up-to-date, unless limits to the requirement for accuracy are clearly stated.
  7. Safeguards
      7.1 Security safeguards have been implemented to ensure personal information is protected from theft as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification thereof.
      7.2 The level of safeguards shall be directly related to the level of sensitivity of the information collected. The more sensitive the information, the higher the level of security.
      7.3 Methods of protection and safeguards shall include but not limited to locked files, offices, and storage areas, need-to-know access, as well as technological measures such as passwords and encryption.
  8. Openness
      8.1 CYA publicly discloses the methods by which we handle your personal information through our Privacy Policy, on our website, or upon request by contacting CYA.
  9. Individual Access
      9.1 Subject to legislation, upon request by the individual, CYA shall disclose whether or not it holds personal information on an individual. We shall disclose the source of this information when requested and provide an account of third parties to whom the information may have been disclosed.
      9.2 CYA may request information to confirm your identity before releasing your personal information to you.
      9.3 An individual may be denied access to his or her personal information and upon refusal; CYA will inform the individual the reasons and the associated provisions of PIPEDA.
  10. Challenging Compliance
      10.1 An individual may challenge CYA's compliance with this policy and with PIPEDA by submitting a challenge in writing.
      10.2 CYA has in place procedures for the resolution of grievances in the administration of its Privacy Policy.
      10.3 Upon receipt of a complaint CYA shall make available the complaint procedures, which will be simple and easy to access.
      10.4 CYA shall investigate all complaints. If the complaint is deemed justified CYA shall take the appropriate steps to ensure that compliance is achieved and will make changes to its policies to allow for compliance in the future.
      10.5 All complaints shall be addressed to the CYA Privacy Officer
  11. Internal Privacy Policy

  12. The CYA shall maintain a more detailed internal privacy policy for the purpose of providing staff with specific guidelines relating to internal procedures for management of any information protected by statute.

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Policies for Individuals

With the permission of a user, information submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes and may be shared with pre-screened affiliates, companies or new corporate partners. If a guest wishes to withdraw such use, he/she may withdraw that use by e-mail request.

IP Address

CYA collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When guests request pages from CYA web sites, our Internet Service Provider will log the guests' IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous.

Links to Other Sites

Users should be aware that when you are on CYA web site, you could be directed to other sites. These include links from advertisers, sponsors, and partners. Their policies may not be the same as ours. While CYA strives to protect our users' personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.

Security Policy

Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policy is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination or civil and/or criminal prosecution.

DISCLAIMER

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY CYA ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. CYA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS, INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, CYA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CYA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Applicable Law

This site is created by CYA in the province of Ontario, Canada. As such, the law of the province of Ontario will govern these disclaimers, terms, and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. We reserve the right to make changes to our site and to these disclaimers, terms, and conditions at any time.

Conflict of Interest Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy (January 9/02)
With updates from Executive meeting Jan.02
Approved by Board of Directors Nov.02

Introduction

Staff and Volunteers of the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) are expected to adhere to the highest standards of personal and professional competence, integrity and impartiality. This policy represents general standards. The Executive may alter or augment any standard of this policy.

Financial Interest

A Volunteer or member of staff will be considered to have potential conflict of interest where he or she, or a member of his or her immediate family (including mother, father, brother, sister, child, husband, wife, common-law spouse) has a direct or indirect financial interest in a matter involving the CYA, and where the he/she could influence, or appear to be able to influence, any decision on that matter by the CYA.

An indirect financial interest includes funding or program matters affecting the employer of a member of the Board, or a member of their family, as defined above. A potential conflict exists where he/she could directly influence a decision made in course of discharging his/her duties, and also where he/she could indirectly influence a decision through exerting personal influence over the decision-maker(s).

Interests In Common

A conflict of interest does not exist if the interest is one that is shared in common and generally to the same degree: by many other members of the CYA membership; or, by most member clubs, schools, camps; or, by virtually all members of the Board.

Family and Personal Interest

If a potential conflict exists because of a Staff or Volunteer's personal or family interest in a matter, the Staff or Volunteer shall advise the Board or appropriate committee at the first convenient opportunity, and it shall be recorded [In the case of a staff member, her/she notify his/her supervisor in a similar manner]. In the case of significant conflict, the person should outline the nature and extent of the conflict in a letter filed with the President, but he/she shall still make a conflict declaration.

Abuse of Position

Volunteers or staff shall not use their position with the CYA, nor their connection to the CYA, for personal benefit. In particular, no procedure or system shall be altered or manipulated to provide an advantage for volunteers, staff, family, colleagues or Membership Club, School or Camp to which he/she is a member. Similarly, no personal benefit is to be taken from the use of confidential information.

Selling to CYA

Policy Volunteers and Staff and their firms or agencies are not precluded from selling goods, materials or services to the CYA, provided this activity is consistent with generally accepted competitive commercial practices. Any such arrangements shall meet the test of being available on an equal basis to others, and the amount of payment or compensation shall be appropriate to the circumstances, and below or equal to the cost of such services in the market.

Policy Volunteers and Staff may accept directorship or other volunteer responsibilities with other organizations. This extends to Member Clubs, Schools, Camps on the basis that: (a) such responsibilities are disclosed to the President (in the case of staff to the Executive Director) and the Board (and both shall maintain a record thereof); and, (b) they shall exempt themselves from all discussions and decisions concerning the relevant Member Club, School or Camp.

Impartiality

Staff and Board members should recognize that they are seen to exert influence on CYA funding and fund raising decisions and practices, and to have positions where impartiality and trust is required. When a Board member or Staff member wishes to exercise he/her rights as a citizen to comment upon a decision by the CYA or some community or governmental body, their intentions and appropriate measures to protect the integrity and reputation of the CYA shall be discussed first with the Board to President or Staff to Executive Director.

Declarations on Conflict of Interest

In addition to the foregoing provisions of this section, where a Policy Volunteer of Staff perceives that he/she may have a conflict of interest, as defined above, the following procedure shall apply:

1) As early as possible in the next meeting of the Board or Committee, the person shall indicate the general nature of the potential conflict of interest and the declaration/ comment shall be recorded in the minutes, along with an indication that they refrain from further discussion and voting on the matter. It is the responsibility of the member to declare a possible conflict of interest. Members of the Board or Committee may ask if there is a possible conflict.

2) The person shall not participate in any way in the discussion or debate on any matter in which he/she declares potential conflict of interest, nor shall he/she shall discuss the matter with staff or follow-up on its execution by staff, nor shall he/she send any correspondence on the matter to the Board or Committee, except in relation to the declaration of the conflict,

3) If the matter under discussion takes place during a confidential or in camera meeting of the Board, in addition to the provisions in sub-clauses (1) and (2), he/she shall leave the room during the discussion and voting, and shall be recorded as having done so; and,

4) The withdrawal or absence of a member for purposes of a declaration of potential conflict of interest does not cause the loss of quorum, provided that at least three members of the Board have not made a conflict or interest declaration on the matter.

Insider Information

All Policy Volunteers and Staff are requited to refrain from the use or transmission of any confidential or privileged information while serving with the CYA, and following termination of their relationship with the CYA.

Gifts and Benefits

In order to preserve the image and integrity of the CYA, business gifts for personal use should be avoided; however, the CYA recognizes that moderate hospitality is an accepted courtesy of a business relationship or marketing efforts. Recipients of allowable gifts or benefits should not permit themselves to reach the position whereby they might be, or might be deemed by others to have been, influenced in making a business decision as a consequence of accepting such hospitality. The frequency and scale of any hospitality accepted should not be greater than the CYA would allow a Board or staff member to claim as a routine business expense.

Where any gift is accepted, the acceptance must constitute a benefit to the CYA, or be of nominal value and publicly acknowledged. Where a gift cannot realistically be refused, or where its acceptance may be seen to be an example of normal business courtesy, the option exists for the Policy Volunteer or Staff to redirect the gift to a Member Club, School or Camp of the CYA. This policy does not apply to any gifts or benefits received in connection with speaking engagements on behalf of the CYA, or in connection with Policy Volunteer or Staff participation in fund raising activities of their own club or employer, nor to participation in association activities.

Purchasing Procedures

In order to preserve a neutral purchasing policy, CYA Policy Volunteers or Staff should not be able to benefit from the purchasing system of either the CYA or any of its members. An exception may be allowed where it is deemed to be in the general interests of CYA to maximize its purchasing volume.

Hiring of Relatives

The policy of the CYA shall be that no Policy Volunteer or Staff shall participate in any fashion in the hiring, promotion, disciplining or termination of a family member, as an employee of the CYA.

In general, the fact that a person is related to an employee or to a Board member, shall operate neither to prejudice, nor to raise the person's prospects of being hired, promoted, disciplined or dismissed. In all cases, merit, qualifications, experience, equity and budgetary provision shall be the governing considerations for hiring and promotion.

Enforcement

It is the responsibility of every Policy Volunteer and Staff Member to be aware of the Code and his/her obligations under the Code, and to the best of his/her ability to ensure that all other Policy Volunteers and Staff are similarly aware. Where any Policy Volunteer or Staff has reason to believe that another Policy Volunteer or Staff is committing a serious breach of this Code, he/she may approach the President, (in the case of Staff to the Executive Director) or another officer of the Board, in confidence. However, the responsibility to ensure that all persons observe this Code is under the sole jurisdiction of the Board, and shall be dealt with by the Board as a whole. The members of the Board of Directors shall use the Code as a guide to their actions and failure to do so may form the basis for removal from the Board.

Severability

The provisions of this code of Conduct are severable and if any provision, section or word is held invalid or illegal, such invalidity or illegality shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, section or words.

Harassment Policy

(INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY)

Policy Statement

  1. It is the policy of CYA to provide a work and sporting environment where the dignity of the individual is respected and free from harassment and fear of harassment including sexual harassment.
     
  2. The CYA recognizes that :
    a) every employee and member is entitled to a climate free of harassment including sexual harassment and;
    b) harassment or fear of harassment, including sexual harassment, can compromise the integrity of the employment and sporting relationships and endanger personal well-being and performance
     
  3. Harassment as defined by Human Rights legislation is a course of action, vexatious comment or conduct that is known or ought to reasonably be known to be unwelcome.
     
  4. A person who has the authority to prevent or discourage harassment of any kind may be considered responsible for failing to exercise his/her authority to do so, and consequently be subject to such disciplinary actions as may be deemed appropriate by CYA.
     
  5. CYA will make every effort to ensure that no employee or member is subjected to harassment including sexual harassment.
     
  6. CYA will take such disciplinary action as it deems appropriate against any person under its direction who subjects any employee or member to sexual harassment.

Application

  1. This policy applies to all employees as well as all directors, officers, volunteers, coaches, athletes, officials, judges and members of CYA. It applies to harassment which may occur during the course of all CYA business, activities and events.

Definition

  1. Harassment includes any comments or conduct consisting of words or actions that disparage or cause humiliation to a person in relation to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizen, creed, age, sex, record of offenses, marital status, family status or disability.
     
  2. Sexual harassment is any conduct, comment, gesture or contact of a sexual nature:
    a) that is likely to cause offense or humiliation to any person or;
    b) that might, on reasonable grounds, be perceived by that employee or member as placing a condition of a sexual nature on employment, or on any opportunity for training or promotion.
     
  3. Types of behaviour which constitute harassment including, but are not limited to:
    a) unwelcome remarks, jokes, innuendoes or taunting of a sexual nature about a person's body, attire, age, marital status, and/or which cause awkwardness or embarrassment, endanger a person's safety or negatively affect performance;
    b) unwelcome or intimidating invitations or requests with sexual overtones whether indirect or explicit;
    c) leering or other gestures;
    d) unwelcome physical contact such as touching, patting, or pinching;
    e) unwelcome display of objects or pictures of a sexual nature, and/or offensive or ought to be known to be offensive;
    f) sexual advances, request for sexual favours, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature;
    g) written or verbal abuse or threats thereof;
    h) physical or sexual assault;
    i) submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment or being named to a team;
    j) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for decisions affecting employment, promotion, or movement within the organization/team and/or;
    k) such conduct has the purpose or effect of humiliating an individual or substantially interfering with the work or sporting performance or in creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Confidentiality

  1. CYA recognizes that it can be extremely difficult to come forward with a complaint of harassment and that it can also be devastating to be wrongly convicted of harassment. CYA recognizes the interests of both the complainant and the respondent in keeping the matter confidential;
     
  2. CYA will not disclose the name of the harassed person or the circumstance related to the situation to any person except where disclosure is necessary for the purpose of investigating the harassment and /or taking disciplinary action.

Roles and responsibilities

  1. Principle:

    The ultimate responsibility for dealing with a harassment case rests with the Executive Committee.

    Since any sexual harassment situation would constitute a highly sensitive subject matter, employees or members have the choice of seeking counsel from their supervisor, coach, the Executive Director, or the Vice President, Administration.
     
  2. Management will:
    a) inform any person under its direction of CYA's Harassment Policy;
    b) provide clarification of what constitutes sexual harassment behaviour;
    c) inform any person under its direction of procedures for handling harassment complaints;
    d) initiate action without waiting for an individual complaint when harassment behaviour is known to be taking place. To do otherwise will constitute misconduct on the part of the supervisor and
    e) upon receipt of a formal harassment complaint;
    • inform the President, Vice President, Administration and the Executive Director (the President of CYA if the matter involves the Executive Director)
    • inform the alleged harasser, supervisor, complainant and the President, in writing as to what action or investigation is to take place;
    • inform the complainant, the alleged harasser and the President of the outcome of any action or investigation, in writing.
       
  3. Executive Director will:
    a) Provide informal advice or guidance to employees, supervisors and coaches as required or requested on matters of harassment.
    b) Assist supervisors in any investigation of formal harassment complaints..

Complaint Procedure

  1. A person who experiences harassment is encouraged to make it known to the harasser that the behaviour is unwelcome, offensive, and contrary to this policy.
     
  2. If confronting the harasser is not possible, or if after confronting the harasser the harassment continues, the complainant should request a meeting with the next high authority or official.
     
  3. Once contacted by a complainant the role of the official is to serve in a neutral unbiased capacity in receiving complaints and assisting their informal resolution. If the official considers that he or she is unable to act in this capacity, the complainant shall be referred to another official.
     
  4. There are three possible outcomes to this meeting of complainant and official:
    • It may be determined that the conduct does not constitute harassment as defined in this policy, in which case the matter will be closed;
    • The complainant may decide to pursue an informal resolution of the complaint, in which case the official will assist the two parties to negotiate an acceptable resolution of the complaint; or
    • The complainant may decide to lay a formal written complaint. The written complaint must be submitted with the original signature of the complainant. No electronically produced complaint will be accepted. All documented complaints will be treated as highly confidential to protect all parties involved. The official shall receive the written complaint, provide a copy to the respondent, who shall be given an opportunity to respond in writing.
       
  5. Once the respondent's statement is received, the official shall provide copies of both written statements to the President of CYA (or to another Executive Officer if the President is involved in the complaint). Within 7 days of receiving the written statements, the President shall appoint three members of CYA to serve as a Panel. This Panel shall consist of at least one woman and at least one man, and shall include one individual who is knowledgeable and familiar with harassment issues.

Hearing

  1. As soon as possible but in any event within 14 days of being appointed, the Panel shall convene a hearing. The hearing shall be governed by such procedures as the Panel may decide, provided that:
    • The complainant and respondent shall be given 10 days written notice of the day, time and place of the hearing;
    • Members of the Panel shall select from among themselves a Chairperson;
    • A quorum shall be all three Panel members;
    • Decisions shall be by majority vote. If a majority vote decision is not possible, the vote of the Chairperson shall be the decision of the Panel;
    • Both parties shall be present at the hearing to give evidence and to answer questions of the other party and of the Panel. If the complainant does not appear, the matter shall be dismissed. If the respondent does not appear, the hearing shall proceed.
    • The complainant and respondent may be accompanied by a representative or adviser. Should the complainant and/or respondent choose to have legal counsel, they shall be responsible for any costs incurred.
       
  2. As soon as possible but in any event within 14 days of the hearing, the Panel shall present its findings in a report to the President (or Executive Officer who appointed the Panel) with a copy provided to both the complainant and respondent. This report shall contain:
    • a summary of the relevant facts;
    • a determination as to whether the acts complained of constitute harassment as defined in this policy;
    • if the acts constitute harassment; recommend disciplinary action against the respondent and recommend measures to remedy or mitigate the harm or loss suffered by the complainant.
       
  3. If the Panel determines that the allegations of harassment are false, vexatious, retaliatory or frivolous, their report shall recommend disciplinary action against the complainant.

Discipline

  1. When recommending appropriate disciplinary action, the Panel shall consider factors such as:
    • the nature and severity of the harassment
    • whether the harassment involved any physical contact
    • whether the harassment was an isolated incident or part of an ongoing pattern
    • the nature of the relationship between the complainant and harasser
    • the age of the complainant
    • whether the harasser had been involved in previous harassment incidents
    • whether the harasser admitted responsibility and expressed a willingness to change
    • whether the harasser retaliated against the complainant
       
  2. In recommending disciplinary sanctions, the Panel may consider the following options, singly or in combination, depending on the nature and severity of the harassment:
    • verbal apology
    • written apology
    • letter of reprimand from the organization
    • a fine or levy
    • referral to counselling
    • removal of certain privileges of membership or employment
    • demotion or a pay cut
    • demotion or a pay cut
    • termination of employment or contract
    • expulsion from membership
    • any measure stated in the Code of Conduct.

Appeals

  1. Both the complainant and respondent shall have the right to appeal the decision and recommendations of the Panel. A notice of intention to appeal, along with grounds for the appeal, must be provided within 14 days of the complainant or respondent receiving the Panel's report. It must be sent to the person identified in the internal dispute resolution process as defined below.
     
  2. Permissible grounds for an appeal are:
    a) the Panel did not follow the procedures laid out in this policy;
    b) members of the Panel were influenced by bias; or
    c) the Panel reached a decision which was grossly unfair or unreasonable.
     
  3. Internal Dispute Resolution Process
    a) When appealing a decision, the complainant or respondent also has an obligation to recognize the structure, responsibilities and authorities of the different committees within the CYA. As well, CYA committees must understand that their actions may be reviewed and changed by a higher authority.
    b) Settlement of these disputes should be reached through an appeal procedure that conforms to the principles of fairness, justice and due process.
    c) The appeal must be provided to the next high authority. The head of that authority shall either convene a meeting of his or her committee or a subcommittee of three or more members. The person whose decision is being appealed shall not be a member of the reviewing panel. It is expected that an appeal should be decided within thirty days of receiving the written basis of the appeal.
    d) The general process is as follows:

An appeal of an action by a member(s) of:

Appeal must be sent to:

Appeal will be reviewed by:

CYA Coaching and Administrative Staff

the VP of the appropriate Division

the appropriate standing Committee

a specific committee

CYA President

CYA Executive Committee

CYA Executive Committee

CYA President

CYA Board of Directors

e) The CYA Board of Directors is the final authority of the Canadian Yachting Association. The decision of the appeal body shall be final.

Review and Approval

  1. This policy was approved by CYA's board of directors on April 13, 1997
     
  2. Responsibility for the administration and update of this policy rests with the Executive Committee.

Approved: Board of Directors Meeting
April 13, 1997

Amended: Executive Meeting
January 15, 2005

Volunteer Expense Policy

1. Air Travel

Original receipts and boarding pass required.

2. Train, Bus, Ferry, Taxi Travel

Original receipts required. Will not reimburse for taxi fares if unreasonable amount.

3. Travel By Private Car

Allowance of $ .36 per kilometer reimbursed, up to a maximum of the most economical airfare available.

4. Hotel Accommodation

Up to a maximum of $60 per day will be reimbursed. Original hotel receipt necessary (credit card receipts are not acceptable).

5. Meals

All Claims for meals must be supported with receipts up to a maximum daily allowance of $50.00 on the basis of:

  Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
$10.00
$15.00
$25.00

6. Phone calls

An expense claim for phone calls may be submitted by members of the Board of Directors and Committee Chair-people only and only up to their budgeted amount. Committee members may request assistance through their Committee Chairperson for special projects, again only up to the Committee's budgeted amount. 

Volunteer Expense Form

 

Financial Assistance Program

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

A.    INTRODUCTION

Sail Canada established the Financial Assistance Program (FAP) to distribute donations from supporting individuals and companies to programs deemed by Sail Canada to be eligible to receive such monies.
As a registered Amateur Athletic Association, Sail Canada has the right to issue tax receipts to donating individuals and companies where the donation complies with the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency.
Eligible Programs are those which advance the cause of sailing in Canada as contained within Sail Canada’s mandate. 
This document sets out the eligibility and criteria that govern Sail Canada’s Financial Assistance Program.

B.    ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS FOR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS

a.    Hosting Sail Canada Title Regattas, currently:

i.    Canadian Youth Sailing Championships
ii.    Sail East
iii.    Sail West
iv.    Sail Central
v.    Canadian Women's National Keelboat Championships
vi.    Youth National Championship
vii.    Senior National Championship

b.    Sail Canada affiliated clubs and organisations hosting major International sailing events that support Sail Canada’s mandate
c.    Member Yacht Club funds whose purpose is to support national and international level sailors sailing in the above events
d.    Member Club Boat/Equipment Purchase - Assistance with the purchase of sailboats and sails to be used to instruct youth and disabled sailors at member clubs.  In order to be considered for assistance the club must meet all the following conditions

i.    the sailboats and sails are the property of the club (not any  individuals) and are not permitted to be sold for five years without written permission of Sail Canada.
ii.    the sailboats must be suitable for the safe instruction of youth and/or disabled sailors
iii.    the sailing program must be youth (18 years and under) and/or disabled sailor focused and be open to the general public
iv.    the sailing program must be based on Sail Canada training standards and use official Sail Canada certification and instruction materials

e.    Provincial Sailing Association Programs
Programs which support Sail Canada and the PSA's mandate to promote the sport of sailing.  . 
f.    Sail Canada activities authorized by the Sail Canada Board

C.    ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS/TEAMS

a.    Canadian Sailing Team members where the activity is part of a Sail Canada approved program
b.    Sail Canada Officials -Current ISAF certified Sail Canada Race Officials (who are not otherwise compensated) are eligible for financial assistance to attend at any of the events listed in B(a) above or major International Events approved by the relevant World Governing Body
c.    Sail Canada members qualified to represent Canada at major International events approved by the World Governing Body may be eligible for the FAP, subject to Sail Canada’s discretion.

D.    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

a.    Tax Receipt Eligibility
To be eligible for tax receipts, the donation must comply with the following:

i.    Directed Donations
Donations that direct the funds benefit an individual or family are not eligible for tax receipts.  However, donations subject to a general direction from the donor that the gift be used in a particular program operated by Sail Canada are acceptable
ii.    Benefit to the Donor
No benefit from the donation can accrue to the donor
iii.    arm's length
The gift cannot benefit any person not dealing at arm’s length with the donor,
iv.    Right of Sail Canada to determine use of donation
Sail Canada is not obligated to follow any requests as to the disposition of donations.  Decisions regarding utilization of the donation within a program rest with Sail Canada.
v.    Fees
Donations must be entirely voluntary and if the fund raising programs involves fees or a service, than the value of the fee or service portion is not eligible for tax receipting
vi.    Cross Donations are not eligible.

b.    General Eligibility

i.    Pre-approval
Eligible programs must have their projects and promotional literature reviewed and approved prior to starting any fund raising campaign.  If the campaign is not pre-approved no tax receipts will be issued.  Approval must be sought at least 60 days in advance of the activity for which approval is sought.  Sail Canada will review the request and will confirm to the applicant in writing at least 30 days before the campaign whether or not tax receipting will be permitted.  It is essential that Sail Canada know how the funds are to be raised in order to ensure they will be acceptable to CRA for tax receipting purposes.

E.    DONATING
Donations can be made in a number of ways:

a.    Cheque (payable to Sail Canada) or credit card details enclosed with a completed Sail Canada Donation form (Form 1)
b.    Online at http://www.sailing.ca (click on Donate Now)

Tax receipts for donations of $25.00 or more will be issued if Sail Canada determines the existence of a genuine gift.  In the event that Sail Canada determines that the amount is not a gift as defined by CRA the payment will be returned.

F.    DONATIONS IN-KIND may be accepted on an exception basis.  For details on the procedures please contact Sail Canada.  Approved in-kind items must be appraised by a minimum of three bona-fide professional appraisers, in writing, in order to establish the market value.

G.    APPLICATION PROCEDURES

a.    Apply for fundraising approval (Use Form 2)
Complete the Approval Request Form giving details of the intended fund-raising activity and submit it to Sail Canada.
b.    Apply to be a beneficiary of the Financial Assistance Program. (Use Form 3)
Complete the form and submit it to Sail Canada 60 days in advance of the intended activity.  In the case of a club making an application, the completed form must be sent to your Provincial Sailing Association for approval.  Sail Canada will review the request and will confirm to the applicants in writing whether or not the request has been approved within 30 days of the application being received.

H.    MAKING A CLAIM

a.    Athletes and Officials
After expenses are incurred, complete the Travel Assistance Claim (see Form 4).  Expenses must only be submitted for events or programs which conform with the athlete's approved training and regatta schedule and Sail Canada approved budget. 
b.    Clubs Boat/Equipment Purchase Program
Complete Form 5 and submit accompanied by the purchase order (for new boat(s)/ equipment) or the appraisals (3) (for used boat(s)/equipment)
c.    Provincial Sailing Associations and Clubs
Invoice Sail Canada on letterhead outlining the costs incurred and confirming that Sail Canada Financial Assistance travel guidelines (Appendix 1) were followed.

NOTE
Claims should be sent within 30 days after the event.  Upon receipt of the claims at Sail Canada office and upon the availability of funds, the athlete, PSA, or club will be reimbursed.  Receipts must be original.  A receipt should contain the following information: date paid, amount, athlete's name, description of what is being paid for, and name, address and signature of supplier.  Details of travel expenses that may be claimed are outlined in Appendix 1.


APPENDIX I

Sail Canada Expense Reimbursement Guidelines

Events must be more than 200kms from the claimant’s home to qualify.

Expenses may be claimed for the following items:

Item

Maximum allowable expenses

Receipts

 

 

 

Air travel

Economy airfare

Airline ticket

 

 

 

Train or bus

Actual amount paid

Receipt required

 

 

 

Automobile

36 cents/km
Additional 10 cents/km if towing

Gas receipts

 

Rental costs

Rental receipts

 

 

 

Accommodation

Actual room cost only

Receipts required

 

$13.50 per person per day

No receipts required

 

Host Gift – up to $30 per stay

Receipt Required

 

 

 

Meals

North America: – Breakfast - $10, Lunch $15, Dinner $25 – Daily Maximum $50

No receipts required

 

Elsewhere: Breakfast $13, Lunch $20, Dinner $32 – Daily Maximum $65

 

 

Shipping and chartering expenses

Actual & reasonable costs

Shipping or chartering receipts

 

 

 

Entry fees

Actual amount paid

Receipt required

 

 

 

Sails and

Actual Amount paid

Receipt required

equipment maintenance           

 

 


Note:   
1.    Regatta or Training Report must be submitted with all expense claims.
2.    Charge card receipts are only accepted as proof of purchase for gasoline.
3.    Photocopies of receipts are not accepted.
4.    Receipts must show athlete's name, date and amount paid, description of what was paid for, and name, address and telephone number of supplier.

Form 1 - Donation Form
Form 2 - Fundraising Approval Request Form
Form 3 - Application for Financial Assistance
Form 4 - Expense Form
Form 5 - Boat Funding Request

 

Policies

Many policies have been developed and ratified by the Sail Canada Board of Directors to direct the work of the Association. Please check here for the document you require. Note that the relevant application forms are available in downloadable format.

Framework and Governance Policies:

Governing Process Policy 

Organizational Structure Policy

Board Executive Director Relationship Policy 

Executive Limitations Policy


Operational Policies:

Dispute Resolution Policy

Code of Conduct

Financial Assistance Program

Volunteer Expense Policy

Harassment Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy

Privacy Policy

Merchandise Policy

Coaches Code of Conduct

Youth Code of Conduct

Equity and Accessibility Policy

Official Languages Policy


Expense forms:

Athlete Expense Form

Staff Expense Form

Volunteer Expense Form

 

 2013/09/05

National Sport Centres

The Canadian Yachting Association is officially partnered with three National Sport Centers in Vancouver (Greater Vancouver National Sport Center), Toronto (Ontario National Sport Center), and Halifax (Atlantic National Sport Center). To find out more about how you can become involved and/or receive services from any of the centres, please contact the following:

Atlantic National Sport Centre:

www.cscatlantic.ca
Ontario National Sport Centre:

www.cscontario.ca

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: www.csipacific.ca

International Sailing Organizations

International Sailing Federation (ISAF) www.sailing.org

International Foundation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS)

Offshore Racing Council (ORC) see ISAF or www.orc.org

US Sailing www.ussailing.org

Sports Organizations in Canada

Sport Canada is part of the Department of Heritage, and is the body responsible for sport in Canada on behalf of the Federal Government.
http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1268160670172/1268160761399

Other National Sports Federations
http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/sc/fed/index-eng.cfm

MultiSport/Service organizations
http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/sc/multi/index-eng.cfm

Sail Canada Awards and Recognition

Sail Canada invites all sailing and boating enthusiasts to participate in recognising Canada's top recreational and competitive sailors, coaches, volunteers and events via the Sail Canada Annual Awards. The Sail Canada Annual Awards list, guidelines and descriptions follow.

1. Rolex Sailor of the Year Award
2. Skippers’ Plan Female Athlete of the Year Award
3. Skippers’ Plan Male Athlete of the Year Award
4. Marvin McDill Memorial Award
5. Nathan R. Cowan Memorial Award: for developing sailors
6. Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award
7. Gerry Roufs Trophy
8. Coach & Instructor of the Year Award
9. Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management
10. City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award
11. William Abbott Senior Trophy
12. Recreation Event Award
13. Volunteer of the Year


SELECTION CRITERIA

1) Rolex Sailor of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Rolex Sailor of the Year Award, Sail Canada's most prestigious award, is presented annually to a Canadian sailor for bringing recognition to Canadian sailing and Sail Canada.

The award was first presented in 1986 to America's Cup supporter Paul Phelan, who successfully organised a merger between Canada's top 12-meter syndicates. The individual nominated for this award must:

a) Have been significantly involved in an activity that, from November 16, 2012 to December 31, 2013 has provided recognition to Canadian sailing and Sail Canada. Priority in recipient selection will be given to individuals who have attained high levels of excellence in Olympic/Paralympic class sailboat competition during the award year. However, other results and accomplishments will be considered.

b) Have shown leadership qualities with respect to the event or activity.

c) Have demonstrated sportsmanship and gained the respect of fellow sailors.

d) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2013 Terry McLaughlin
2012 Oskar Johansson
2011 Paul D Phelan
2010 Fredrik D Eaton
2009 Curtis Florence
2008 Paul Tingley
2007 Evert Bastet
2006 Michael Leigh
2005 Chris Cook
2004 Ross MacDonald and Mike Wolfs
2003 Derek Hatfield
2002 Stephen Tupper
2001 Terry McLaughlin
2000 Livius Sherwood
1999 Richard Clarke
1998 Dirk Kneulman
1997 Gerry Roufs
1996 Bill Abbott, Joanne Abbott and Brad Boston
1995 Ross Cameron
1994 Paul Henderson
1993 Karen Johnson, Jennifer Normand, Suzanne Calladine and Cathy McPherson
1992 Ross Macdonald and Eric Jespersen
1991 Hank Lammens
1990 Ross Macdonald
1989 Andre Julien
1988 Lawrence Lemieux
1987 John Hughes
1986 Paul J. Phelan, CM

2) Skippers' Plan Female Athlete of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Skippers' Plan Female Athlete of the Year is awarded to a current Canadian Sailing Team athlete with a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition. The nominated athlete(s) must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition from November 16, 2012 to December 31, 2013, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. Priority will be given to athlete results from international Olympic/Paralympic class competition in North American and ISAF Graded events. However, please note that other sailing accomplishments will be considered.

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be female.

e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2013 Isabella Bertold
2012 Nikola Girke
2011 not awarded
2010 not awarded
2009 Nikola Girke
2008 Stacie Louttit
2007 Dominique Vallée
2006 Lisa Ross
2005 Jennifer Spalding
2004 Jen Provan and Nikola Girke
2003 Keamia Rasa
2002 Jennifer Spalding
2001 Jen Provan and Nikola Girke
2000 Beth Calkin
1999 Kelly Hand
1998 Kathryn Ruddy
1997 Joanne Abbott
1996 Joanne Abbott
1995 Caroll-Ann Alie
1994 Tine Moberg-Parker
1993 Lindsay Staniforth and Ali Matthews
1992 Penny Davis and Sarah McLean
1991 Shona Moss
1990 Edithe Trepanier
1989 Shona Moss
1988 Caroll-Ann Alie
1987 Judy Lugar and Morag McLean
1986 Karen and Gail Johnson

3) Skippers' Plan Male Athlete of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Skippers' Plan Male Athlete of the Year is awarded to a current Canadian Sailing Team athlete with a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition. The nominated athlete(s) must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition from November 16, 2012 to December 31, 2013, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. Priority will be given to athlete results from international Olympic/Paralympic class competition in North American and ISAF Graded events. However, please note that other sailing accomplishments will be considered.

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be male.

e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2013 John McRoberts & Jackie Gay
2012 Zachary Plavsic
2011 Al Clark
2010 Paul Tingley
2009 David Wright
2008 Oskar Johansson and Kevin Stittle
2007 Bruce Millar
2006 Luke Ramsay
2005 Paul Tingley
2004 Ross MacDonald and Mike Wolfs
2003 Bernard Luttmer
2002 Bernard Luttmer
2001 Chris Cook
2000 David Williams, Paul Tingley, Brian MacDonald & Jamie Whitman
1999 Eric Holden
1998 John Clarke
1997 Mike Simms
1996 David Cook, Ken Kelly and Kirk Westergaard
1995 Hank Lammens
1994 Ross Macdonald and Eric Jespersen
1993 Richard Clarke
1992 David Sweeney and Kevin Smith
1991 Lawrence Lemieux
1990 Hank Lammens
1989 Peter Hall, Alain Boucher and Mark Osterman
1988 Frank McLaughlin and John Millen
1987 Ross Macdonald and Bruce Macdonald
1986 Hans Fogh

4) Marvin McDill Memorial Award

Nomination form

The Marvin McDill Memorial Award was established to honour the man who returned Canada to the America's Cup Competition in 1983.

Also known as the Canadian Sailing Team Rookie of the Year Award, the Marvin McDill Award is presented annually to the athlete/crew with the best results at their first Open World Championship as a member of the Canadian Sailing Team.

The determination of best performance is based on the percentage (%) of boats finishing behind the athlete (crew) at his/her first participation as a member of the Canadian Sailing Team in an Open World Championship.

Previous winners:

2013 Jacob Chaplin Saunders & Graeme Chaplin Saunders
2012 Thomas Ramshaw
2011 Ingrid Merry
2010 Gregory Douglas
2009 Lee Parkhill
2008 Isabella Bertold
2007 Abe Torchinsky
2006 Michael Kalin
2004 Bruce Millar
2003 Zachary Plavsic
2002 Andrew Childs
2001 Jen Provan and Nikola Girke
2000 Tony Snell & David Caesar
1999 Paul Sustronk
1998 Danny McCoy
1997 Rachel Dennis
1996 Nathaniel Stoffelsma
1995 Jamie Boyden
1994 Pierre-Olivier Roy and James Sauter
1993 Alain Bolduc
1992 Shona Moss
1991 Hank Lammens

5) Nathan R. Cowan Memorial Award for Developing Sailors

Nomination form

Friends and family of Nathan Cowan donated this award to the CYA in 2002 to honour the memory of Nathan Cowan, a Canadian Sailing Team member, who died tragically in a car accident on February 16, 2002. In 2002, after years of determination and persistence, Nathan finally achieved his goal of making the National Team. Nathan’s friends and family have designed the criteria of this award in order to support athletes like Nathan, and help them through these years of hard work. In order to be eligible, the candidate must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition, have followed a committed training program during the award year, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing.

b) Have demonstrated an effort in fundraising through sponsorship and private contributions.

c) Be 19 or over as of December 31st in the year of nomination.

d) Must not be a member of the Canadian Sailing Team, or be a carded athlete during the award year.

e) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

f) Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2013 Sam Gustin and Ian Woodbury
2012 Jacob and Graeme Saunders; Saunders Team 470
2011 Thomas Ramshaw
2010 Tyler Meyrick
2009 Robert Davis
2008 Lee Parkhill
2007 Stéphane Locas & Oliver Bone
2005 Marc Farmer and Trevor Parekh
2004 David Wright
2003 Conner Higgins

6) Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award

Nomination form

As of 2003, both a male and a female youth athlete will be selected for this award

This award was donated to the CYA in 1997 by the Burk family to honor the memory of Bill Burk, their father, an active promoter of youth sailing in the Montreal's West Island region. As of 2003, this award may recognize a top male and female sailor. In order to be eligible, the candidate must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international youth competition from November 16, 2012 to December 31, 2013, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. The following events will be considered foremost (although not exclusively) in the selection of a male and female recipient: 1) Youth Worlds, 2) International youth events recognized by ISAF 3) CYA Canadian Youth Sailing Championships

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other youth competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be 18-and-under as of December 31st in the year of nomination.

e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

2013 Corinne Peters and Sandy Beatty
2012 Alie ten Hove, Allie Surrette and Justin Vittecoq
2011 Fréderique Tougas, Florence Pepin-Delhaes and Kyle Campbell Martin
2010 Jessica Round, Erin Berry and Alex Heinzemann
2009 Isabella Bertold and Alex Heinzemann
2008 Robert Davis and Isabella Bertold
2007 Robert Davis and Isabella Bertold
2006 Luke Ramsay and Hayley McLean
2005 Luke Ramsay and Hayley McLean
2004 Nicole Bastet and John Romanko
2003 Nicole Bastet and Alex Steele
2002 Conner Higgins
2001 Mike Leigh
2000 Matt Johnston
1999 Genevieve Gaudreau
1998 Mike Todd
1997 Bernard Luttmer

7) Gerry Roufs Trophy

Nomination form

This award was established in 1998 by the Canadian Yachting Association to honour the memory of Gerry Roufs, the internationally renowned Canadian sailor and single-handed offshore racer who was lost at sea in 1997.

The award is presented to the person whose achievement in international offshore racing has had significant impact on the recognition of sailing in Canada.

Previous winners:

2013 Eric Holden
2012 Eric Holden
2011 Will Apold
2010 Richard Oland
2009 not awarded
2008 not awarded
2007 Not awarded
2006 Not awarded
2005 Hal Davies
2004 Not awarded
2003 Derek Hatfield
2002 Richard Clarke
2001 Not awarded
2000 Roberta Holden
1999 Ross Macdonald
1998 Curtis Blewett

8) Coach of the Year Award

Coach Nomination form

This award was established in 1998 to recognize an instructor/coach who has contributed to the advancement of sailing. The candidate must:

a) Have shown leadership qualities.

b) Through his/her behaviour and manner, have set an example for other instructors/coaches.

Previous winner:

2013 Rob Frost
2012 Agustin Ferrario
2011 Murray McCullough
2010 Robert Douglas
2009 Lennie Liscio
2008 Steve McBride
2007 Kevin Eames
2006 Sarah Urquhart
2004 Cam Watt
2003 Lee Simms
2002 Kimberley Case
2001 Anton Mihic
2000 Tommy Wharton
1999 Wes Smith
1998 Krzysztof Machnowski

Instructor of the Year

Instructor Nomination form

2013 Jenn Grierson

9) Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management

Nomination form

This award, donated by the Ontario Sailing Association, was established in 1993. Emblematic of excellence in race management, the Chisholm Trophy recognizes the club or association responsible for the regatta with the best-managed races during the time frame of November 16, 2012 to December 31, 2013. The winner is selected on the basis of the quality of race management. The following criteria must also be met:

a) The regatta must be a provincial, national, continental or world championship event held in Canada.

b) The minimum number of races as prescribed in the sailing instructions must be completed.

c) The Race Committee Chairperson must hold a valid Sail Canada Race Management certification.

d) In order to be eligible for this award, clubs or associations must be members in good standing with the Sail Canada.

e) Applications for the award must include; notice of race, sailing instructions, any other relevant forms used, names of the presiding race officer, as well as any supplementary comments from competitors or other officials (i.e. jury).

Previous winners:

2013 Not awarded
2012 Gimli Yacht Club - Craig & Ross CYA Youth National Championships
2011 St. Margaret Sailing Club - 2011 Trihedral CYA National Sailing Championships
2010 not awarded
2009 Royal Victoria Yacht Club - CYA Canadian Youth Championships
2008 Lunenburg Yacht Club - Canadian Optimist Championships
2007 CORK / Sail Kingston - Volvo ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships
2006 Royal Victoria YC & Canadian Forces Sailing Association – Esquimalt Squadron Fireball World Championship
2005 8 Metre World Championships - Royal Canadian Yacht Club
2004 Europe/470 NQR (Lord Reading/Royal St Lawrence)
2003 Cornish Hen Open Regatta
2002 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, Lunenburg, NS
2001 Canada Games Committee
2000 Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club, ON
1999 Association Nautique de la Baie de Beauport, QC
1998 Central Okanagan Sailing Association, BC
1997 Lunenberg Yacht Club, NS
1996 Dartmouth Yacht Club, NS
1995 Hudson Yacht Club, QC
1994 Beaconsfield Yacht Club, QC
1993 Royal Lake of the Woods, MB

10) City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award

Nomination form

This award is in place to recognize a regatta whereupon all phpects of race management have resulted in an overall organizational success. The following criteria must be met.

a) The regatta should be an event of provincial, national or international status held between November 16, 2012 to December 31, 2013.

b) The regatta will have been a well co-ordinated and orchestrated event.

c) Key criteria for this event includes: overall achievement of the event objectives, the level of community involvement, positive feedback from participants, including sailors, coaches and officials.

d) The regatta will have met Sail Canada expectations with reference to the use of certified officials. This is an important phpect of promoting and increasing the overall regatta management skill development.

e) Applications for the award must include: notice of race, sailing instructions, any relevant forms used, names of the presiding race officer, social program, press coverage, and any other relevant information, including supplementary comments from competitors or officials.

f) In order to be eligible for this award, clubs or associations must be members in good standing with Sail Canada.

Previous winners:

2013 Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club - Canadian Optimist Dinghy Championships
2012 Kingston Yacht Club - 2012 Shark Worlds
2011 Royal Hamilton Yacht club and Burlington Sailing & Boating Club - Rotary Mobility Cup 2011
2010 Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club
2009 St. Margarets Sailing club - 2009 Nautel Laser World Championships
2008 Pointe Claire Yacht Club and Association Québecoise de voile adaptée - Mobility Cup
2007 CORK / Sail Kingston - Volvo ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships
2006 Wabamun Sailing Club CYA Youth National Championships
2005 CYA 16 & Under Western National Sailing Championships – Wabamun SC and Calgary YC
2004 Optimist Canadians, Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, ON
2003 Mobility Cup
2002 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, Lunenburg, NS
2001 Chester Yacht Club, Chester, NS

11) William Abbott Senior Trophy - Sail Training Program of the Year

Nomination form

In 1991, at the second annual CYA Sail Training Symposium, the Sarnia Yacht Club donated a trophy in honour of William Abbott Senior, who as well as being one of Canada's best known yacht builders, has contributed significantly to sail training at Sarnia Yacht Club.

The purpose of the trophy is to recognize the many fine programs run by dedicated volunteers throughout Canada and to share the information among clubs for the improvement of their sail-training programs. In order to be eligible, the nominated program must:

a) Be run by a club or school member in good standing of Sail Canada.

b) Employ Sail Canada certified instructor(s).

c) Follow the Sail Canada program and use the Sail Canada material.

Previous winners:

2013 Nepean Sailing Club
2012 Vancouver Island School Sailing League – Royal Victoria Yacht Club
2011 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
2010 BC Sailing Mobile Optimist Sailing School
2009 Ontario Sailing BOOM and Access BOOM Program
2008 Nepean Sailing School
2007 WaveSkills Sailing School, Charlottetown, PE
2006 Regional Cadet Support Unit Pacific
2005 Kingston Yacht Club
2004 Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa, ON
2003 Parry Sound Sailing School, division of Sail Parry Sound, Inc.
2002 Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Hamilton, ON
2001 Burrard Yacht Club, North Vancouver, B.C.
2000 Central Okanagan Sailing Association, B.C.
1999 Lake of Bays Sailing Club, ON
1998 Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club, NFLD
1997 Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, ON
1996 Ottawa Sailing School, ON.
1995 Niagara on the Lake Sailing Club, ON
1994 Bedford Basin Yacht Club, NS
1993 Hamilton West Sailing Adventures, ON
1992 Sarnia Yacht Club, Sarnia, ON
1991 Central Okanagan Sailing Association, BC

12) Recreation Event Award

This award was established in 1997 to recognize a club, an organization, an individual or a group that has contributed to the promotion of recreational sailing in Canada.

The club, organization or individual nominated for this award must be Canadian based, and affiliated with Sail Canada.

Previous winners:

2013 Sail All - Lunenburg Yacht Club
2012 Toronto Windsurfing Club 2011 not awarded
2010 NSYA Mobile Sailing School
2009 La Course Jacques Cartier & Sail Parry Sound – the Big Sound Challenge
2008 Ontario Sailing BOOM Program
2007 Not Awarded
2006 Royal Canadian Sea Cadets
2005 Broad Reach Foundation
2004 Starlight Starbright Children’s Family Day
2003 Regional Cadet Support Unit Pacific
2002 Boat for Hope
2001 OSA's BOOM Programme
2000 Tall ships 2000 & Agnes McLean
1999 Easter Seals Regatta
1998 Edward Walentynowicz & Maciej Smaja
1997 Newfoundland Flotilla

13) Volunteer of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Sail Canada Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 1991 to recognise outstanding contributions by Sail Canada volunteers. The contribution can be related to activities by the candidate(s) over a period of years or to a specific event or program during a particular year. The candidate(s) must:

a) Have shown leadership qualities with respect to the event or activity.

b) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

c) The award cannot be awarded to a current director or employee of Sail Canada.

Previous winners:

2013 Evert Bastet
2012 Fiona Kidd
2011 Ron Rubadeau and Marilea McAllister & Ethel Thayer
2010 Mike Heseltine
2009 Hugh Drake
2008 Tracy Terry
2007 Timothy Irwin
2006 Darin McRae
2005 Lynne Beal
2004 Guy Walters
2003 Kathy Campbell
2002 Kathryn Crowder
2001 Don Pearson and Craig Coleman
2000 Keith Hobbs
1999 David Pelling
1998 Graeme Hayward
1997 Robert O'Brian
1996 Fie Hulsker
1995 Michael Eames
1994 Volunteers of the "1994 IYRU World Boardsailing Championships"
1993 Carole Pearcy
1992 Jack Cameron
1991 Livius Sherwood

Bylaws

As approved at the Annual General Meeting, October 27, 2012.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1 - Definitions
Section 2 - Name
Section 3 - Objectives
Section 4 - Organization
Section 5 - Corporate seal
Section 6 - Head Office
Section 7 - Membership
Section 8 - Meetings of Members
Section 9 - Board of Directors
Section 10 - Powers of Directors
Section 11 - Directors’ Meetings
Section 12 - Standing Committees of the Board
Section 13 - Indemnities to Directors and Others
Section 14 - Officers
Section 15 - Duties of Officers
Section 16 - Program Committees
Section 17 - Execution of Documents
Section 18 - Minutes of Board of Directors
Section 19 - Financial Year
Section 20 - Amendment of By-Laws
Section 21 - Auditor
Section 22 - Books and Records
Section 23 - Rules and Regulations
Section 24 - Interpretation
Section 25 - Honourary Directors
Section 26 - Effective Date
Section 27 - Parliamentary Authority

BY-LAW NO. 1
(Enacted October 27, 2012 and replaces all previous by-laws)

BE IT ENACTED as a by-law of the Association as follows:
 
Section 1 - DEFINITIONS
1.1       In this by-law and all other by-laws and special resolutions of the Association, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) Act means the Canada Corporations Act and any act that may be substituted therefore, as from time to time amended.
(b) Board means the board of directors of the Association.
(c) By-laws means this by-law and all other by-laws of the Association from time to time in force and effect.
(d) Executive Director means the Executive Director, employed by the Association to manage the affairs of the Association on a day to day basis.
(e) Letters Patent means the letters patent of incorporation of the Association, as from time to time amended and supplemented by supplementary letters patent.
(f) Members has the meaning prescribed in section 7 of this by-law.
(g) Member of Member Organization means a person who is a current member of a Member.
(h) Meeting of Members means an annual or general or special general meeting of Members.
Save as aforesaid, words and expressions defined in the Act have the same meanings when used herein.
 
Section 2 - NAME
2.1       The name of this Association is Sail Canada.
 
Section 3 - OBJECTIVES
3.1       Sail Canada has as its exclusive purpose and function, to encourage and promote the sport of sailing in all its forms in Canada, including yachting and recreational boating.  In furtherance of this purpose and function, the stated purposes of Sail Canada are :
(a) To serve as the governing body for the sport of sailing in Canada and as such, to represent and protect the interests of Canada and Canadian sailing within the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the Canadian Olympic Committee and with other national and international bodies;
(b) To establish and promote training and certification standards for sailing, recreational boating and navigation in Canada;
(c) To foster interest and participation in competitive and recreational sailing and those activities common to all forms of boating in Canada;
(d) To oversee and govern the conduct of competitive sailing events held in Canada;
(e) To identify, select and train members of national teams to represent Canada in international sailing competitions;
(f) To assist member Provincial or Territorial organizations in the development of sailing in their respective jurisdictions and to encourage support of sailing by the public generally;
(g) To receive money and other property by gift, bequest, fees or otherwise, and to apply same in furtherance of these purposes; and
(f) To carry on related business activities in furtherance of these purposes, such as selling merchandise and providing services related to the sport of sailing in all its forms, and engaging in limited non-partisan political activities.
 
Section 4 - ORGANIZATION
4.1       The organization of the Association shall be as follows:
(a) The Association shall consist of Members, and a Board of Directors.
(b) The governing documents of the Association shall include the Letters Patent, the By-laws and Regulations, as amended from time to time.
(c) The Regulations shall be authorized by the Board of Directors and approved by the Members.
(d) The Regulations shall specify a committee structure that will assist the Board of Directors to govern the Association with due diligence.
 
Section 5 - CORPORATE SEAL
5.1       The seal, an impression whereof is stamped in the margin hereof, shall be the seal of the Association.
 
Section 6 - HEAD OFFICE
6.1       Until changed in accordance with the Act, the head office of the Association shall be in the City of Kingston, in the Province of Ontario.
 
Section 7 - MEMBERSHIP
7.1      The Membership of the Association shall consist of the following organizations:
(a) Canadian provincial, territorial and national associations and organizations promoting and administering  the objectives as stated in Section 3 of the by-laws;
(b) Yacht, sailing and boating clubs with docking, mooring and/or boat launch and recovery facilities that foster interest and participation in competitive and recreational sailing; and
(c) Other organizations having an interest in associating with the sport of sailing.
 
7.2       Candidates for Membership in categories specified in section 7.1 shall make application as follows:
(a) Organizations as defined in paragraph 7.1(a) and 7.1 (c) shall make application in writing to the Board of Directors.
(b) Clubs, as specified in paragraph 7.1(b) shall make application to its relevant provincial or territorial sailing association.
(c) In order to be qualified for membership a club must be a member in good standing of its provincial or territorial association.
 
7.3       The Board of Directors may from time to time establish guidelines for additional classes of Members.
 
7.4       The Board of Directors will determine from time to time the dues and fees of Members of the Association.
 
7.5       The Board of Directors may levy a special assessment, in addition to all other fees, of not more than the annual fee payable by the Member.
 
7.6       The Board of Directors will determine, from time to time, the date on which dues, fees and assessments are payable.
 
7.7       A Member must give notice to the Board of Directors of cessation of membership not later than December 31 in the last year of membership, otherwise the Member shall be liable for the fees, dues and assessments for the subsequent year, upon application for reinstatement as a Member.
 
7.8       The Board of Directors may terminate the membership of any Member whose fees and/or special assessments, if any, remain unpaid for more than one year.
 
7.9       The Board of Directors may expel from membership any Member that exhibits conduct injurious to the character or interests of the Association. The Member whose expulsion is under consideration shall be entitled to:
(a) notice of any proceedings the subject of which is the Member's expulsion;
(b) be advised of the grounds on which and the reasons for the expulsion proceedings,
(c) offer an explanation or justification either orally or in writing, and
(d) a hearing before the Board of Directors, if requested by the Member, all of which is to be conducted in accordance with the Rules of Procedure set forth in the Association's Regulations.
 
7.10     Any Member expelled by a majority vote of the Board of Directors may appeal the decision to the next Meeting of Members where a two-thirds majority of Members present and voting is required to reinstate the Member.
 
Section 8 - MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
8.1       The Annual Meeting of the Members of the Association shall be held not later than November 30th of any year, at such time and place as the Board of Directors may determine.
 
8.2       The Board of Directors shall call a Special Meeting either whenever it considers such a meeting to be necessary, or upon receiving a request in writing by twenty-five (25) Members entitled to attend and vote at a General Meeting.
 
8.3       Twenty-one (21) days notice of any Annual, General or Special Meeting shall be deliveredto each Member. Such notice shall specify the place, day and the hour of the meeting and the general nature of the business to be transacted. Notice of any meeting where special business will be transacted shall be accompanied by sufficient information to permit the Member to form a reasoned judgment on the decision to be taken. Notice of each Meeting of Members must remind the Member of its right to vote by proxy. Notice of meeting must be prominently displayed for a minimum of 21 days on the association’s website in both official languages.
(a)    Any notice to be given to any Member, Director or auditor shall be served personally or by sending it through the post prepaid or by facsimile transmission, or by email, addressed to each Member or Director at his address as it appears in the books of the Association, or if no address is given, then to the last address known to the Association.
(b)   Notice sent by post shall be sent by registered mail and with respect to facsimile transmission is a confirmation receipt shall be sufficient to prove that the notice was properly addressed.
(c)    The signature of any notice may be written, stamped, typewritten or printed or partly written, stamped, typewritten or printed.
(d)   Each Member is entitled to receive notice shall be deemed to have received such notice if the notice is delivered as provided in the By-laws to the President of each Member and any other persons that the Board or meeting of Members shall from time to time determine by resolution.
(e)    No accident, error or omission in giving notice of any such special meeting shall invalidate such meeting or make void any proceeding taken thereat.
 
8.4       The quorum for the transaction of business at any Annual, General or Special Meeting shall be twenty (20) Members present and entitled to vote. In the absence of the President, the meeting will be chaired by a member of the Board of Directors designated by the President. In the absence of any member of the Board of Directors within (30) minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the Members present may choose one of the Members of the Member Associations to take the chair.
 
8.5       An agenda for all Meetings of Members shall be circulated to all Members at least ten (10) days before the date of the meeting.
 
8.6       Items not included on the circulated agenda, excluding matters requiring Notice of Motion as prescribed in section 8.13, may be added to the agenda at the meeting prior to the time that the agenda is approved by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast.
 
8.7       Any Member entitled to vote at an Annual, General or Special Meeting of the Association shall be entitled to appoint, in writing, a proxy to attend the meeting on that Member's behalf and to exercise all voting rights. Any person who is a Member, by virtue of belonging to a Member Organization specified in section 7.1, or other category established by the Board of Directors, may act as a proxy holder. The written proxy may be in a general form or may give specific instructions with respect to the business to come before the meeting. The notice of meeting may prescribe how the proxies will be registered. In any event, the proxy shall be deposited with the Secretary of the meeting before any vote is cast under the authority of the proxy.
 
8.8       The business to be conducted at the Annual Meeting shall include:
(a) reporting on Association activities for the last year;
(b) receipt of the Audited Financial Statements for the last fiscal period as approved by the Board of Directors;
(c) appointment of auditors;
(d) the election of the President and six Directors at Large; and
(e) such other matters as may rightfully come before the meeting including matters resulting from Notices of Motion.
 
8.9       Any person who is an Association Member, by virtue of belonging to a Member Organization specified in section 7.1, or other category established by the Board of Directors, may attend, and participate in the discussion of business at an Annual, General or Special Meeting. Any other person may be invited to attend and participate at the invitation of the Chairman.
 
8.10     At meetings of Members, Members designated in section 7.1 shall be entitled to the number of votes as follows:
(a) Organizations, as defined in paragraph 7.1 (a) and (c) shall have one vote;
(b) Organizations as defined in paragraph 7.1 (b) shall be allocated votes proportional to their paid membership as follows:
(i) 5 to 100 members - 1 vote;
(ii) 101 to 200 members - 2 votes;
(iii) for each additional 100 members - 1 additional vote per 100 members.
(c) The number of members of a club shall be established and certified by the Executive Director from the last membership report issued on September 30 of the current year. Where members' names are not supplied by the Member Organizations, the number of votes will be determined by dividing the aggregate of the fees paid by the annual fee payable for one member rounded off to the nearest whole number.
 
8.11     No Member shall be entitled to vote unless all fees and dues have been paid by September 30 of the current year.
 
8.12     At an Annual, General or Special Meeting, questions, excluding a request for a vote by secret ballot, shall be decided by the majority on a show of hands of the Members entitled to vote. Except any five Members entitled to vote may request a secret ballot. In the event of a secret ballot, the ballots will be tabulated by the Association's auditor (or a scrutineer appointed by the Chairman of the meeting and ratified by the meeting) and the results reported to the meeting.
 
8.13     The following items cannot be considered at a meeting of the Members unless Notice of Motion and appropriate documents are attached to the circulated agenda:
(a) amendments to the By-laws;
(b) borrowing of money;
(c) reviewing, amending or rescinding a previously passed motion;
(d) removal of Members;
(e) affiliation of the Association with other bodies; and
(f) dissolution of the Association.
 
8.14     Notices of Motion by Members must be received by the Executive Director at least one week before the required distribution of the circulated agenda.
 
8.15     A majority of the votes cast by the Members present and carrying voting rights shall determine the questions in meetings except where the vote or consent of a greater number of Members is required by the Act or these By-laws.
 
8.16     No error or omission in giving notice of any annual meeting or general meeting or special meeting or any adjourned meeting of the Members shall invalidate such meeting or make void any proceedings taken thereat and any Member may at any time waive notice of any such meeting and may ratify, approve and confirm any or all proceedings taken or had thereat. For purpose of sending notice to any Member, Director or officer for any meeting or otherwise, the address of the Member, Director or officer shall be his last address recorded on the books of the Association.
 
Section 9 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
9.1       The affairs and activities of the Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors which shall be responsible for establishing the general policy, goals and objectives of the Association and in particular shall:
(a) establish priorities among the Association's programs;
(b) ratify and confirm the establishment of such committees including terms of reference, as it may consider necessary or desirable;
(c) monitor the activities of all committees of the Association;
 (d) give final approval to the Association's Budget;
 (e) consider and act upon applications for Membership and association;
 (f) exercise all powers of the Association as are not required either by the Act or these by-laws to be exercised by the Members at an Annual General Meeting
 
9.2      The Board of Directors shall comprise of the President, six Directors at Large and two Athlete Directors.
 
9.3       In order to be eligible for appointment or election as a Director, candidates must be:
(a) individuals, at least 18 years of age, with power under law to contract; and
(b) be a member in good standing of a member club, class or other member organization.
(c) In the case of the Athlete Directors the member must have been a carded Canadian Sailing Team athlete within the prior ten years.
 
9.4      The President and six Directors at Large shall be elected at the Annual Meeting by the Members present and eligible to vote. The Directors of the Association who serve as the two Athlete Directors shall be elected by all currently carded Canadian Sailing Team Athletes in a process to be determined by these athletes.
 
(a)    The Chairman of the Annual Meeting shall appoint the Chairman of the Nominating Committee as the president of the elections.
(b)   Directors whose nominations are unopposed shall be declared elected by acclamation by the President of the Elections.
(c)    Where more nominations are received than there are positions available, an election by secret ballot will be held.
(d)   In an election where the number of candidates exceeds the number of positions to be elected by two or more, the candidate receiving the least number of votes shall drop off the ballot and a new vote shall be held among the remaining candidates. Votes will continue until such time as number of candidates on the ballot exceeds by one the number of positions to be elected. In the final vote, the candidate(s) receiving the most votes shall be elected to the available position(s).
(e)    In the event of a tie in any vote, a separate run-off vote between or among the candidates involved in the tie will be held, unless the candidates involved in the tie received insufficient votes to remain on a subsequent ballot. If the run-off vote fails to settle the tie, the election will be decided by a toss of a coin.
(f)     Ballots are destroyed on a motion approved by the Members following the final vote for a position.
(g)    The election process must ensure that there are a minimum of two members of each gender on the board of directors, not including the Athlete Directors. Should the number of members fall below two members of any gender, then only members of that gender would be eligible for candidacy until the two member rule was met.
(h)    In the event that a sufficient number of candidates of the under represented gender have not been nominated or are unwilling to stand for election, the Board shall appoint candidates of the under represented gender as directors and no further ballots shall be taken.
 
9.5              The President is elected in odd years for a two-year term and may not serve more than two (2) two-year terms in succession. Directors at Large are elected for a three-year term and may not serve more than two (2) three-year terms in succession. Two (2) Directors at Large are elected each year. Two Athlete Directors, one of each gender, are elected for a one-year term, with no limit on the number of terms. Eligibility to serve as an Athlete Director is limited to those members who are current, or were within the past ten years, a carded Canadian Sailing Team member.
 
9.6       If the president of a provincial association board of directors or a member of a Sail Canada Program committee is elected to the Board of Directors, s/he shall resign from their present position; failure to do so shall nullify their election to the Board.
 
9.7       Any vacancy on the Board of Directors however caused may, so long as a quorum of directors remain in office, be filled by the directors, if they shall see fit to do so, otherwise such vacancy or vacancies shall be filled at the next annual meeting of the Members at which the Directors for the ensuing year are elected. In the case of the Athlete Directors, such appointment shall be done in consultation with the currently carded CST Athletes. If there is not a quorum of Directors remaining in office, the remaining Directors shall forthwith call a meeting of the Members to fill the vacancy or vacancies.
 
9.8       The term of a Director shall begin effective with the adjournment of Annual Meeting in which he is elected.A retiring Director shall remain in office until the dissolution or adjournment of the meeting at which his retirement is accepted and his successor is elected.
 
9.9       The office of a Director shall be automatically vacated:
(a) if at a special or general meeting of Members, a resolution is passed by 2/3 of the Members present at the meeting that he be removed from office;
(b) if a Director has resigned his office by delivering a written resignation to the Secretary of the Association;
(c) if a Director is found by a court to be of unsound mind;
(d) if a Director becomes bankrupt or suspends payment or compounds with his creditors;
(e) on death; or
(f) if the Director is disqualified as a director pursuant to the provisions of the Act.
 
9.10     Where a Director at Large vacates his office or is removed from office in the first year of the three-year term, the member who completes the term shall be deemed to have a completed a full term. The member who completes the term of a Director at Large who vacates his office or is removed from office in the second or third year of the three-year term shall be deemed to have not completed a full term. The member who completes the term of a President who vacates or is removed from his office shall be deemed to have completed a full term if the vacancy occurs in the first year of the two-year term. The member who completes the term of the President who vacates or is removed from his office shall be deemed to have not completed a full term if the vacancy occurs in the second year.
 
9.11     The Directors shall serve as such without remuneration and no Director shall directly or indirectly receive any profit from his position as such; provided that a Director may be paid reasonable expenses incurred by him in the performance of his duties. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any Director from serving the Association as an officer or in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefore.
 
Section 10 - POWERS OF DIRECTORS
10.1     The Directors of the Association may administer the affairs of the Association in all matters and make or cause to be made for the Association, in its name, any kind of contract which the Association may lawfully enter into and, save as hereinafter provided, and generally, may exercise all such other powers and do all such other acts and things as the Association is by its charter or otherwise authorized to exercise and do.
 
10.2     The Directors shall have power to authorize expenditures on behalf of the Association from time to time and may delegate this power, by resolution, to the Executive Director or an officer or officers of the Association.
 
10.3     The Directors shall have the power to enter into a trust arrangement with a trust company for the purpose of creating a trust fund in which the capital and interest may be made available for the benefit of promoting the interest of the Association in accordance with such terms as the Board may prescribe.
 
10.4     The Board is hereby authorized, from time to time:
(a) subject to the approval of the Members, to borrow money upon the credit of the Association, from any bank, corporation, firm or person, upon such terms, covenants and conditions at such times, in such sums, to such an extent and in such manner as the Board in its discretion may deem expedient;
(b) to limit or increase the amount to be borrowed;
(c) subject to the approval of the Members, to issue or cause to be issued bonds, debentures or other securities of the Association and to pledge or sell the same for such sums, upon such terms, covenants and conditions and at such prices as may be deemed expedient by the Board; and
(d) to secure any such bond, debentures or other securities, or any other present or future borrowing or liability of the Association, by mortgage, hypothec, charge or pledge of all or any currently owned or subsequently acquired real and personal, movable and immovable, property of the Association, and the undertaking and rights of the Association.
 
10.5     The Board shall take such steps as they may deem requisite to enable the Association to acquire, accept, solicit or receive legacies, gifts, grants, settlements, bequests, endowments and donations of any kind whatsoever for the purpose of furthering the objects of the Association.
 
10.6     The Board may appoint such agents and engage & pay such employees as it shall deem necessary from time to time and such persons shall have such authority and shall perform such duties as shall be prescribed by the Board of Directors at the time of such appointment. This authority may be delegated to the Executive Director in the course of normal business activities.
 
10.7     Remuneration for all officers, agents and employees and committee members shall be fixed by the Board of Directors. This authority may be delegated to the Executive Director in the course of normal business activities.
 
Section 11 - DIRECTORS' MEETINGS
11.1     The Board of Directors shall meet at least twice a year, once concurrently with the Annual General Meeting and at least once at the call of the President, provided at least ten (10) days notice in writing is sent to each director including the agenda for business to be conducted.
          Additional meetings of the Board may be held at any time and place to be determined by the Directors provided that 48 hours notice of such meeting shall be given, other than by mail, to each Director. Notice by mail shall be sent at least 10 days prior to the meeting. No error or omission in giving notice of any meeting of the Board or any adjourned meeting of the Board shall invalidate such meeting or make void any proceedings taken and any Director may at any time waive notice of any such meeting and may ratify, approve and confirm any or all proceedings taken thereat. All the members of the Board of Directors shall have one vote. In the event of a tied vote the President may cast an additional deciding vote. Proxies are not accepted at a meeting of the Board except in the case of the Athlete Directors who only in the event are unable to attend due to their competition schedules, may be replaced by an alternate Athlete representative appointed by the currently carded Canadian Sailing Team Athletes.
 
11.2     A majority of Directors in office, from time to time, but not less than 50% of the total number of Directors, shall constitute a quorum for meetings of the Board. Any meeting of the Board at which a quorum is present shall be entitled to exercise all or any of the authorities, powers and discretions by or under the by-laws of the Association.
 
11.3     Directors and other eligible persons may participate in a meeting of the Board, or any committee of the Board by means of a conference telephone or other communications facilities as permit all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other, and a person participating in such a meeting by such means is deemed to be present at the meeting. The Chair of any meeting held by conference telephone or other communications facilities shall take a roll call at the commencement of the meeting by calling out the name of each person participating and making a list of all present or deemed to be present in order to determine whether there is a quorum of persons present at any such meeting.
 
Section 12 - STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD
12.1     The Provincial Council is a Standing Advisory Committee of the Board.
 
12.2     The Provincial Council shall be constituted annually, immediately following the Annual Meeting.  The composition of the Provincial Council shall comprise one representative from each of the provincial/territorial associations.  The Provincial Council shall select a Chair from within its membership through a process determined by the Council.
 
(a) The Provincial Council will have an advisory role to the Board of Directors and shall meet at least once each year in person at the time of the Annual Planning Conference/ Annual General Meeting.
 
(b) The Provincial Council will hold a joint meeting with that Board at least once each year, normally at the Annual Planning Conference/Annual General Meeting.
 
(c) The Provincial Council may meet at any other time during the year as determined by a majority of its members. Such meetings will be held by means of a conference telephone or other communications facilities as permit all Council members participating in the meeting to hear each other, and a person participating in such a meeting by such means is deemed to be present at the meeting. The Chair of any meeting held by conference telephone or other communications facilities shall take a roll call at the commencement of the meeting by calling out the name of each person participating and making a list of all present or deemed to be present.
 
12.3     The Nominating Committees is a Standing Committee of the Board.
 
12.4     The Nominating Committee shall be constituted annually, immediately following the Annual Meeting, and shall consist of eight members including the Past President and one representative appointed by each of the Provincial Council, the currently carded CST Athletes, Olympic Policy Committee, Athlete Development Committee, Business Development Committee, Training and Certification Committee, and the Audit Committee or Finance Committee. Any person serving as the Chair of any Program Committee, PSA President or paid staff member of Sail Canada or any PSA is ineligible to be appointed to the Nominations Committee unless they first resign their current position. A quorum will consist of a simple majority of the appointed members. The members of the Nominating Committee shall choose the chairman from among themselves in a process to be determined by the committee.
(a) The Nominating Committee shall issue the call for nominations on or before May 1st and included as part of the call, the number of positions to be elected and the expertise sought. The Provincial Council, carded athletes, and committees are to name their representative to the nominating committee by May 15.
(b) Any two (2) voting Members of the Association may nominate a person to serve as a Director at Large or President.
(c) On or before September 1, the committee will announce to the members the list of nominations received to date and issue a second call for nominations which shall be due by September 10.
(d) On or before September 30, the committee will announce to the Members the final list of candidates, accompanied by a brief biography of each candidate.
(e) Announcements from the Nominating Committee shall be sent by electronic means to the Board Members, member clubs, the Provincial Sailing Associations on or before the dates identified in Article 12.4 and Articles 12.4 (a), (c) and (d) and shall be posted on the Sail Canada website in a prominent position by 12 noon of the following business day.
(f) The Nominating Committee may nominate more than one person for each position and must present all nominations received for each position.
g)The Nominating committee shall endeavour to nominate candidates to the board of directors such that the board is diverse and representative of the constituents of the Sail Canada.
Special attention should be given to the following:
(i) a minimum of one member should have relevant experience with sailors with a disability and/or be a sailor with a disability.
 (ii) a minimum of two  members  should be female and a minimum of two members  should be male
(iii) a minimum of one member should be francophone and a minimum of one member should be Anglophone.
(iv) consideration should be given to ensure regional representation (East, West, Ontario, and Quebec)
12.5     Where conditions warrant, the Board of Directors may establish ad hoc committees to deal with specific areas of concern to the Board. The Board shall prescribe duties of any committee. Members of Standing Committees or ad hoc committees shall not receive remuneration for their services, but they shall be entitled to be reimbursed for their travel and other expenses properly incurred by them in connection with the affairs of the Association, and in attending meetings of the Association.     

Section 13 - INDEMNITIES TO DIRECTORS AND OTHERS
13.1     Every Director or officer of the Association or other person who has undertaken or is about to undertake any liability on behalf of the Association or any company controlled by it and their heirs, executors and administrators, and estate and effects, respectively, shall from time to time and at all times, be indemnified and saved harmless out of the funds of the Association, from and against;
(a) all costs, charges and expenses which such director, officer or other person sustains or incurs in or about any action, suit or proceedings which is brought, commenced or prosecuted against him, or in respect of any act, deed, matter of thing whatsoever, made, done or permitted by him, in or about the execution of the duties of his office or in respect of any such liability except such costs, charges or expenses as are occasioned by his own willful neglect or default; and
(b) all other costs, charges and expenses which he sustains or incurs in or about or in relation to the affairs thereof, except such costs, charges or expenses as are occasioned by his own willful neglect or default.
 
Section 14 - OFFICERS
14.1     The officers of the Association shall be the President and Secretary and such other officers as the Board may determine from time to time.
 
14.2    The Secretary shall be selected from among the elected Directors at the first meeting of the new Board following the annual Members meeting.
 
14.3     The President of the Association shall hold office until the end of the general meeting where a successor is elected. The Secretary may be removed by resolution of the Board at any time.
 
Section 15 - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
15.1     The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors. The President (or his designate) shall be an ex-officio, non voting member of all Association Committees except the Nominations Committee. The President shall represent the Association at various public functions, ensure that the Directors are aware of all policy guidelines of the Association and of the decisions of committees, and monitor the performance of all committees. The President shall also have such particular duties, functions and responsibilities as may be assigned to him from time to time by the Board of Directors.
 
15.2     The Secretary shall generally be responsible for the corporate administrative affairs of the Association. The corporate administrative duties shall be carried out by the Executive Director under the general supervision of the Secretary. The corporate duties, including attendance either personally or by delegate at all meetings to record all votes and minutes of all proceedings in the books to be kept for that purpose, the giving or causing to be given notice of all meetings of the Members and of the Board of Directors, and the performance of such other duties as may be specifically prescribed by the Board or President shall be carried out by Assistant Secretaries appointed as set out below.
 
15.3     The Board, on the advice of the Secretary, may appoint one or more Assistant Secretaries who may be a member of the Association staff. Any of the day to day corporate responsibilities of the Secretary may be delegated to one or more of the Assistant Secretaries who shall carry out these duties under the general supervision of the Secretary.
 
15.4     The Secretary shall be custodian of the seal of the Association, which shall be delivered only when authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors to do so and to such person or persons as may be named in the resolution. Except that he may deliver the seal to the Executive Director at any time without such resolution.
 
15.5     Documents and other instruments in writing requiring the affixing of the seal shall be executed by the President or the Executive Director or any Officers specifically authorized to do so pursuant to section 18.1.
 
Section 16 – PROGRAM COMMITTEES
16.1    The Board shall constitute such Program Committees as it deems necessary in carrying out the affairs of the Association and define their terms of reference in a Policy on Organizational Structure.
 
16.2    A member of the Board shall not be eligible to be elected or appointed to any of the Program Committees or their sub-committees.
 
Section 17 - EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS
17.1     Contracts, documents or any instruments in writing requiring the signature of the Association, shall be signed by an officer of the Association and all contracts, documents and instruments in writing so signed shall be binding upon the Association without any further authorization or formality. The Directors shall have power from time to time by resolution to appoint an officer or officers on behalf of the Association to sign specific contracts, documents and instruments in writing. The Directors may give the Association's power of attorney to any registered dealer in securities for the purposes of the transferring of and dealing with any stocks, bonds, and other securities of the Association. The seal of the Association when required may be affixed to contracts, documents and instruments in writing signed as aforesaid or by any officer or officers specifically appointed by resolution of the Board.
 
Section 18 - MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
18.1     The minutes of the Board shall be available to the general Membership of the Association at the office of the Association during regular business hours and shall be available to the Board, each of whom shall receive a copy of such minutes.
 
Section 19 - FINANCIAL YEAR
19.1     Unless otherwise ordered by the Board, the fiscal year end of the Association shall be March 31st of each year.
 
Section 20 - AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS
20.1     The by-laws of the Association not embodied in the Letters Patent may be repealed or amended by by-law, or a new by-law relating to the requirements of subsection 155(2) of the Act, may be proposed by: 1) a majority of the Directors at a meeting of the Board; or 2) 5 voting members. The repeal or amendment must be then sanctioned by an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Members at a meeting duly called for the purpose of considering the said by-law, provided that the repeal or amendment of such by-laws shall not be enforced or acted upon until the approval of the Minister of Industry has been obtained.
 
Section 21 - AUDITOR
21.1     The Members shall, at each annual meeting, appoint an auditor to audit the accounts of the Association for report to the Members at the next annual meeting. The auditor shall hold office until the next annual meeting provided that the directors may fill any casual vacancy in the office of the auditor. The remuneration of the auditor shall be fixed by Board of Directors
 
21.2     The auditor may not be a Director, officer or employee of the corporation without the consent of all the Members.
 
Section 22 - BOOKS AND RECORDS
22.1     The Board of Directors shall see that all necessary books and records of the Association required by the by-laws of the Association or by any applicable statute or law are regularly and properly kept.
 
Section 23 - RULES AND REGULATIONS
23.1     The Board of Directors may prescribe such rules and regulations not inconsistent with these by-laws relating to the management and operation of the Association as they deem expedient, provided that such rules and regulations shall have force and effect unless they are repealed at an annual or special meeting of Members.
 
Section 24 - INTERPRETATION
24.1     In these by-laws and in all other by-laws of the Association hereafter passed unless the context otherwise requires, words importing the singular number or the masculine gender shall include the plural number or the feminine gender, as the case may be, and vice versa, and references to persons shall include firms and Associations.
 
Section 25 - HONORARY DIRECTORS
25.1     On a proposal made by the Board of Directors, the Members at an Annual Meeting may, as a mark of respect or of appreciation for past services to the Association or the sport, elect a distinguished person to be an Honorary Director.
(a) Unless otherwise prescribed by the Annual Meeting at the time of elections, a person shall be elected to an Honorary Directorship for life.
(b) An Honorary Director shall be entitled to attend and to participate in all meetings of the Association, including the Board of Directors and committees, except where the board may resolve itself into committee of the whole and meets in-camera. An Honorary Director shall not be entitled to vote unless he is elected by the Membership as a member of the Board.
 
Section 26 - EFFECTIVE DATE
26.1     All previous By-laws of the Association are repealed as of the coming into force of these By-laws. The repeal shall not affect the previous operation of any By-laws so repealed or affect the validity of any act done or right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired or incurred under, or the validity of any contract or agreement made pursuant to, or the validity of any Articles or predecessor charter documents of the Association obtained pursuant to, any such By-laws before its repeal. All officers and persons acting under any By-laws so repealed shall continue to act as if appointed under the provisions of these By-laws, and all resolutions of the Members or the Board or a committee of the Board with continuing effect passed under any repealed By-laws shall continue to be good and valid except to the extent inconsistent with these By-laws and until amended or repealed.
 
26.2     This by-law shall come into force when confirmed by the Members in accordance with the Act.
 
Section 27 – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
27.1     The rules contained in the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all cases which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these By-laws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.

 

Minutes

Minutes from Past Meetings

Board of Directors and Provincial Council

The Sail Canada Board of Directors provides the governance and strategic direction for the Association. The members of the Board bring an array of skills, expertise and sailing experience to fulfill their responsibilities.

At the October 26, 2013 Annual General Meeting, the Sail Canada Membership elected the Board of Directors:

President
Alan Lombard

Board Members
Gillian Thomson
Christine Searle
John Kerr
Kai Bjorn
Janet MacMillan
Hugh McGugan

Athlete Representatives
David Hayes

Provincial Council

Sail Canada partner Provincial Associations continue to play an important roll with the Board of Directors, through the Provincial Council. Members of the council are:

British Columbia
BC Sailing – President
John Abel

Alberta
Alberta Sailing – President
Ron Hewitt

Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Sailing Clubs Association – President
Mike Ritchie

Manitoba
Sail Manitoba – Representative
Kevin Stewart

Ontario
Ontario Sailing – President
Mark Searle

Québec
Fédération de Voile du Québec – President
Marc-Andre Littee 

New Brunswick
New Brunswick Sailing Association – President
Mickey Cormier

Nova Scotia
Sail Nova Scotia – President
Richard Dube

Prince Edward Island
Sail Prince Edward Island – President 
Pat Patterson

Newfoundland & Labrador
Sail NL - President
Ryan Kelly
 

Bylaws and Policies

Sail Canada is a non-profit corporation founded in 1931. The Association is governed by its constitution and by-laws, as well as many policies ratified by the Board of Directors. Please check this section for the text of these documents. Some policies have forms associated with them. These are available in downloadable formats.

CYA Letters Patent

Governance Org Chart

By-laws

Policies

Strategic Plan

This strategic plan for the CYA has been prepared for the period 2010-2015. The plan represents a compilation of ideas and recommendations from leaders in the sport. The CYA Board of Directors adopted the Strategic Plan on April 11, 2010.

Our plan outlines the vision for the CYA and sailing in Canada, including key strategic actions required over the next five years. The CYA will concentrate on developing the structures, programs and initiatives to achieve the vision of:

SAILING TO WIN AND SAILING FOR LIFE

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us . . .

Sail Canada
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
53 Yonge Street
Kingston, Ontario
Canada
K7M 6G4

Tel: (613) 545-3044
Fax: (613) 545-3045
Email:


Instructor Inquiries 
(613) 545-3044 ext. 113

Coach Inquiries  
(613) 545-3044 ext 113

Race Official Inquiries 
(613) 545-3044 ext 113

Pleasure Craft Operator Card Inquiries   
(613) 545-3044 ext 113

 

Sail Canada Staff

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Executive Director
Paddy Boyd
(613) 545-3044 ext. 115

 

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Canadian Sailing Team Head Coach and High Performance Director
Ken Dool
(613) 545-3044 ext 112

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Business Development Manager
Sarah Case
(613) 545-3044 ext 114

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High Performance Coordinator and Communications Manager
Colleen Coderre
(613) 545-3044 ext. 106

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Programs Manager
Samara Crothers
(613) 545-3044 ext 105

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Office Manager
Genevieve Manning
(613) 545-3044 ext. 101

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Accounting Administrator
Cheryl Rattie
(613) 545-3044 ext. 109

Programs Administrator
Nick Allinson
(613) 545-3044 ext. 113 

Canadian Sailing Team Coaches

High Performance Coach
Chris Cook
(416) 435-8324

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High Performance Coach
Erik Stibbe
(778) 968-3634

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High Performance Coach
Steve Mitchell
(647) 309-5346

High Performance Coach
Mark Asquith
(902) 818-5268

CYA Commitee Structure

Dedicated volunteers serve the sailing community through the CYA Committee Structure. Each committee provides expertise, support and recommendations for the operational areas of the Association. The Board of Directors approves these recommendations for implementation by the CYA staff. The following is a listing of all CYA committees.

Racing Division

Sailor Development Committee
Events Committee
Women's Committee
Disabled Committee
Officials Committee
      - Race Officers Sub-Committee
      - Judges Sub-Committee
      - Umpires Sub-Committee
      - Measurers Sub-Committee
Offshore Committee

Canadian Sailing Team

Olympic Development Committee

Training Division

Learn to Sail Committee
Learn to Race Committee
Learn to Cruise and Power Committee

Recreation Division

Cruising/Offshore Safety
Marine Industry
Government Liaison

Non - Divisional Committees

Rules Committee

Appeals Committee

Governance Committee

Marketing Committee

Website Committee

Nominating Committee

Meetings

The Board of Directors shall meet at least twice a year, once concurrently with the Annual General Meeting and at least once at the call of the President, provided at least ten (10) days notice in writing is sent to each director including the agenda for business to be conducted. Additional meetings of the Board may be held at any time and place to be determined by the Directors provided that 48 hours notice of such meeting shall be given, other than by mail, to each Director.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held by the end of November each year. The formal requirements for the AGM are found in the Bylaws of the Association.

The 2013 AGM and Conference will be held in Montreal, QC October 25th - 27th. 

Once approved, the minutes of all meetings are posted through this link: Meeting Minutes Summary

Awards

The CYA Awards and Recognition program provides recognition to Canada's top recreational and competitive sailors, coaches, volunteers and events. Many of these awards have a long history and are highly sought after. The Councillors of Honour program is decided by a vote at the annual general meeting of the Association.

Awards

Past Presidents

Councillors of Honour

List of Canadian Olympic Athletes

Canada Games Medallists

National Authority for Sailing

Sail Canada is a Registered Amateur Athletic Association with charitable status, designated by the Government of Canada as a National Sport Organization representing the sport of Sailing. The Association represents all participants including recreational sailors and high performance athletes at the club, provincial, national and international level.

Sail Canada represents the interest of:

 
10 Provincial Associations
255 Clubs
30 Class Associations
34 Camps
1,500 Active Coaches and Instructors
80,000 Active Members
Over 1 Million Canadian Sailors
 


 

Vision Statement

Sailing to Win - Sailing for Life

Mission Statement

To Make Sailing a Lifelong Activity for Canadians Through Excellence in Competition and Training. 

CYA Letters Patent

Provincial Sailing Associations

Sports Organizations in Canada

International Organization for the Sport of Sailing

National Sport Centres

About

Established in 1931, Sail Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Yachting Association) is the national governing body for the sport of sailing. The Association promotes sailing and power boating through collaboration with our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations, member clubs, schools, and many individual stakeholders.