Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The Nominating Committee of the CYA is calling for nominations from interested individuals who are prepared to help shape the future of the sport of Sailing in Canada. Candidates for election to the Board must be at least 18 and be a member in good standing of a member club, class or other member organization.

The Board consists of the President, six Directors at large and two Athlete Directors.  Every year at the AGM, Board vacancies are replaced through an election by the Members.  The term of office for the President is two years and is eligible to be elected for a second term.  Directors at large serve for three years in rotation with two retiring each year.
Directors at large are eligible to be elected for a second term.  Athlete Directors are elected by members of the Canadian Sailing Team in a separate process.

A nominating committee performs a recruiting role in accordance with the CYA by-laws, issuing the call for candidates and publishing the list of candidates with brief biographies.

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, The nominating committee are also tasked with ensuring that there is reasonable representation of official languages, regions and differing physical abilities amongst the candidates.

Interested persons should send their name, contact information and qualifications to the Nominating Committee at or by regular mail to:
Nominating Committee, Canadian Yachting Association, 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, ON, K7M 6G4

The CYA by-laws are available here; CYA By-laws