Friday, November 01, 2013

The 2013 Sail Canada
Annual General Meeting and Conference

concluded in Montreal, Quebec on Sunday, October 27th after two productive days of meetings, open forums, and breakout and information sessions.

AGM & Conference highlights...
The 2013/2014 Board of Directors as elected by the membership:
President: Alan Lombard
Directors at Large: Gillian Thomson, Kai Bjorn, Christine Searle, John Kerr, Janet MacMillan, Hugh McGugan
Athlete Directors: David Hayes, vacant position

A special thank you to retiring directors at large, Todd Irving and Kevin Stewart for their many years of service and dedication to sailing in Canada.

Check out the following links to get a glimpse of what else took place:
Annual General Meeting Reports Booklet
2013 Sail Canada Programs Statistics
Weather for Race Officers
Understanding Redress
The Art of target Time
2013 Programs & Events NOW & NEXT
CANSail Best Practice Sharing
CANSail Online Service updates for 2014
Cruising and Keelboat Programming 
ISAF Overview
High Performance Review & Strategic Plan

Leading up to the AGM & Conference, Sail Canada hosted the Athlete Development Committee meeting, National / Senior National Race Management seminar, National & Provincial Coaches meeting, and the Para Long Term Athlete Development session. While the CANSail Instruction Panel met throughout the weekend with agendas focused on both Sailor and Instructor programming as we move towards 2014. 

To cap off the AGM & Conference, Sail Canada stakeholders were treated to a riveting presentation by America's Cup PRO John Craig followed by The Skippers' Plan reception.

A big thank you to all of the volunteers, contributors, partners, facilitators and event sponsor The Skippers' Plan for making the 2013 Sail Canada AGM and Conference a success!