• Canadians set for Palma!

    Palma, Mallorca is set to host a record breaking number of sailors at the 46 Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofía. This international regatta, is the first major test of the European season and a qualifier event for ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères. Entries are open to all Olympic Classes and the

    Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Notice of Race now published – Canadian Olympic Classes Regatta

    The Notice of Race for the Canadian Olympic Classes Regatta, is now available! This event, most commonly known as the Ice Breaker Regatta, will be hosted by the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club from May 18-22, welcoming sailors in the following classes- Laser, Radial, 29er, 49er, 49erFX, 2.4mR, S

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • Sail Canada is Hiring!

    Sail Canada is recruiting a bilingual receptionist for a 4-month term; May 4th – September 4th 2015. We’re seeking an energetic, organized and self-motivated individual to provide administrative support services in French and English.Please find the job description here.Interested applic

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Sail Canada Event Dates!

    We’re pleased to announce that Sail Canada’s Regional and National event dates and locations have been set! Event dates and locations are as follows;Sail EastBay Wind Regatta, St. Margaret Sailing Club (NS)July 16 – 19Sail CentralFruitbowl, Hudson Yacht Club (QC)July 23 - 26 Sail W

    Friday, March 20, 2015

  • Canadian appointed as First Woman Skipper in World’s Longest Ocean Race

    Thursday March 19, 2015After a rigorous selection process, Toronto sailor, Diane Reid, 42, has been chosen to skipper a crew of amateur sailors in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.Diane is the first Canadian woman to be appointed as skipper in the world’s longest ocean race, the only eve

    Thursday, March 19, 2015


    Join this contest for your chance to win an all-inclusive sailing experience with Helly Hansen!GRAND PRIZE…A TRIP TO SAIL NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, US, AUGUST 12TH – AUGUST 16TH 2015One lucky winner from each category of sailing will win an unforgettable trip to Newport where everything wi

    Monday, March 16, 2015

  • The Next Must-have... Sail Canada Vests and Polos!

    The Helly Hansen Vest is all the rage in Miami! Get your own right here, right now!The Sail Canada Vest is in store now – looking sharp with Sail Canada logo! Pair it with Sail Canada’s Polo and you’re ready for the next club gathering!Find these in store online!Sail Canada Vest by

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

  • Sailor of the Month - February

    The sunny state of Florida maintained it’s reputation as sailing central for the month of February despite the frigid temperatures that swept the region. Sailors threw on their winter woolies, and carried on business as usual for midwinter action.The Etchells Midwinters were held in Miami with

    Monday, March 9, 2015

  • Announcing the 2015 Canadian Sailing Team

    Friday, March 6, 2015 - Kingston ONSail Canada is pleased to announce members of the 2015 Canadian Sailing Team. Sailors have been selected based on their performances at a designated qualifying regatta. This year's team lineup include many familiar faces such as 3-time Olympian Nikola Girke, 2012 O

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

  • Bowskill captures Radial title & Parkhill Secures Pan Am Berth!

    Midwinters wrapped up Sunday and despite a slow and cold start to the event with no racing on the first day due to heavy winds. Race committees worked hard throughout the remainder of the event getting in a total of 9 races over the 3 days of racing. Laser MidWinters was the last national team quali

    Monday, February 23, 2015

  • Laser Pan Am spot up for grabs - Clearwater, Florida

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 – Clearwater, FLThe Laser Midwinters East kicks off today at the Clearwater Yacht Club with very chilly conditions greeting sailors on their first day of racing. Despite the freeze warnings issued for parts of West Central Florida, Canadian sailors will put on their

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

  • Race Management Sub-Committee

    Sail Canada is pleased to announce Irene McNeill as the new Chair to the Race Management Sub-Committee.With a great deal of experience as a Race Officer within Canada and internationally, Irene was certified as an International Race Officer in 2012. Irene has served as a member of the Race Managemen

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

  • Call for Talent - Canadian Ocean Racing

    Canada’s New Open 60 program Announces Open Call for Aspiring Offshore Athletes16 February 2015, Vancouver — One of Canada’s most successful offshore racers, Eric Holden, announces his Canadian Ocean Racing Open 60 program will be accepting applications from young aspiring offshor

    Monday, February 16, 2015

  • Sailor of the Month - January

    From our local clubs, to recreational sailing programs all the way to our inspiring high performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural fabric of our nation. 2015 is the Year of Sport in Canada and we kick it off with recognition of the successes in our sport for the month of January.The Cocon

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

  • Sail Canada pursues re-instatement: Toyko 2020

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - Kingston, ONSail Canada responded immediately with our disappointment regarding the decision by the International Paralympic Committee to discontinue sailing at the Paralympics in 2020. Initial statement. Subsequently, Sail Canada followed up in a number of ways inc

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

  • Sail Canada Statement: Tokyo 2020

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Kingston, ONSail Canada Statement re: Exclusion of sailing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.The recent news regarding the International Paralympic Committee’s decision to exclude sailing from the 2020 Paralympic Games is a devastating blow for the sport of sai

    Saturday, January 31, 2015

  • 2014 Rolex Sailor of the Year - Eric Holden

    Sail Canada and Rolex Canada are thrilled to announce that the 2014 Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year is Eric Holden! The Sail Canada Awards night cumulated at the Carlu with the three finalists awaiting the live announcement by Rolex Canada Ltd. President and CEO, Victor Royce. Roars of applause

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

  • 49er/FX & Nacra North American Championships

    Clearwater Community Sailing Center is hosting the North American championships for skiffs and multihulls this weekend as sailors wrapped up their World Cup event in Miami only last week. This event is a significant one for skiffs as it serves as the National team qualifier in addition to the Pan Am

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

  • Rolex Sailor of the Year Finalists

    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 organized a merger between

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • Sail Canada Watch is a ROLEX

    Sail Canada and Rolex Canada are proud to announce their ongoing partnership!Rolex watches are renowned by sailors, coaches and officials worldwide for their precision and appeal. For years Rolex Canada has partnered with Sail Canada to deliver Sail Canada’s annual Sailor of the Year Event and

    Monday, February 2, 2015

  • Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award

    The Bill Burk Memorial Award, donated to Sail Canada in 1997 in honour of Bill Burk, recognizes outstanding youth male and female achievement in competitive sailing. Recipients of the award will have competed in National and International competition during the award year and brought recognition to

    Friday, January 30, 2015

  • Medals in Miami - 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup

     Friday, January 30, 2015 - Miami, FLThe final showdown was set to take place on Bravo course today with all three Paralympic fleets jousting for medals . Sailors waited for wind anxiously onshore and on course until racing was officially called off at 1530. Canadian Allan Leibel sailed a very

    Friday, January 30, 2015

  • Bobbly breeze - 2015 Miami World Cup

    January 29, 2014 - Miami, FLMiami delivers another day of bobbly breeze in the mid-low teens that shook up the rankings on the 4th day of racing at ISAF World Cup Miami. Canadian Allan Leibel moved into podium position despite suffering an OCS (on course side of starting line) today. Norwa

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • Pick the right place! - Miami World Cup

    Miami delivered a wide range of conditions today with winds between 9-16kts and shifts in excess of 35 degrees reported from Bravo course. The unpredictable systems, did not delay any racing on Biscayne Bay!Nacra 17 team Luke Ramsay & Nikola Girke turned on the speed today putting together a sol

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • Moving Day - 2015 Miami World Cup

    January 27, 2015 - Miami, FLToday marked the final day of qualifying rounds for some of the Olympic split fleets while the others will remain in single fleet mode going into Wednesday’s racing. There was racing on all courses today with shifty winds fluctuating between 8-15kts.Canadian Radial

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • Last Chance to Get Tickets!

    The Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards is only nine days away - do you have your tickets yet? Don't miss out - purchase your tickets by Friday January 30th to ensure availability.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • CAN Skud Team takes the lead - Miami World Cup

    Monday, January 26, 2015Canadian SKUD Team take the lead – Miami World Cup 2015Day one of Miami World Cup 2015 was a lively one! Fleets that were sent out for morning starts were greeted by dark rolling clouds that opened up to a squall of heavy rain and winds gusting well over 20kts. Sonars,

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • Regatta of the Year Award

    The City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award recognizes a regatta whereupon all aspects of race management have resulted in an overall organizational success; a well-coordinated and orchestrated event with a high level of community involvement, and positive feedback from participants, including sa

    Monday, January 26, 2015

  • Kingston hosts International Ice Yacht Racing Championships

    Kingston, ON: Tourism Kingston and the Kingston Yacht Club are pleased to announce that Kingston will host the International Detroit News Ice Yacht Racing Association (IDNIYRA) World Championships and North American Championships from January 25-31.Over 100 participants from more than 15 countries

    Saturday, January 24, 2015

  • Miami Heating up – 2015 Miami World Cup

    Press Release- Friday January 23, 2015Miami, FloridaMiami will play host to world class sailors in 10 Olympic classes and 3 Paralympic classes from January 26-31, 2015. Miami World Cup, presented by Sunbrella will see over 650 boats and over 850 sailors from 63 nations vying for qualification and va

    Friday, January 23, 2015

  • RSX sailors qualify for Toronto 2015

    The high performance sailing season is in full swing with action heating up across the sunny state of Florida. The 2015 Miami Midwinters and North Americans were hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club including the 470’s, 49ers, FX, Nacra’s and RSX fleets. While most sailors are u

    Monday, January 19, 2015

  • Skippers' Plan Athlete & Team of the Year

    The Skippers’ Plan Female, Male or Team of the Year is awarded to a current Canadian Sailing Team member with a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition. Award winners must have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition wi

    Monday, January 19, 2015

  • Chisholm Trophy & Recreation Event of the Year

    The Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management is awarded to the club or association responsible for the best-managed regatta and The Recreation Event of the Year Award is awarded to an individual, club or association who has brought recognition to the sport of sailing.The 2014 Chisholm Award

    Friday, January 16, 2015

  • Warren Nethercote - Volunteer of the Year

    Warren Nethercote, an Ottawa native and member at both St. Margarets Sailing Club and Bedford Basin Yacht Club has served sailing in almost every volunteer capacity. Whether through governance, as an official, moving marks on a course or even running a bar, Warren has taken a shot at it all. Warren

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

  • Gerry Roufs Trophy - Henri Lloyd Crew

    The Gerry Roufs award, established in 1998 by the CYA to honour the memory of Gerry Roufs, the internationally renowned Canadian sailor and single-handed offshore racer who was lost at sea in 1997. This award is presented to the person or people whose achievement in international offshore racing has

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

  • Canadian Sonar Team - Sailor of the Month

    A flurry of sailing activity took place in Aussie land last month beginning with World Cup action in Melbourne. Olympic hopeful Isabella Bertold bounced back nicely at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne following an injury-plagued season. Bertold’s 5th place finish and generous climb in the Worl

    Friday, January 9, 2015

  • The Year of Sport

    Happy New Year Sailors! On October 16, the Harper Government proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Sport in Canada. This is an historic and wonderful announcement that underscores and celebrates the key role that sport plays in Canada. The Year of Sport is a proactive pan-Canadian initiative implement…

    Friday, October 17, 2014

  • HHonors to save you 15% off your hotel booking!

    Hilton HHonors™ is helping Sail Canada's athletes, coaches, officials, partners, friends and family save up to 15% on their next stay at any of the 4,000 hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio.As you prepare for travel in the New Year to your next regatta, training camp, meetin

    Saturday, December 27, 2014

  • Happy Holidays!

    From our Sail Canada family to yours, Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for 2015, The Year of Sport in Canada!Sail Canada Holiday Office Hours:Monday, December 22 – OpenTuesday, December 23 – Open 8:30-12 noonWednesday December 24 -January 2 – Office ClosedHappy New Year Sailors!Pu

    Monday, December 22, 2014

  • The Results Are In!!

    The 2014 Sail Canada Awards will be featured, with selected awards to be presented, at the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards on Friday, February 6, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario at The Carlu.

    Monday, December 15, 2014

  • Sail Canada Affinity Program Benefits You & Your Family!

    BenefitsRx joins Sail Canada to offer you savings & home delivery on health & nutrition goods. AND… for every order to BenefitsRX, sailing programming in your community will benefit too!All you need is your Sail Canada Affinity Card for:• Vitamins• Supplements• Athletic

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  • Sail Canada Offshore Personal Survival Training

    Sailors around the world take Safety at Sea - Sea Survival training to prepare themselves and their boats for distance and offshore sailing. Safety at Sea - Sea Survival programs are offered in many countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and t

    Friday, December 12, 2014

  • Queen's Sailing Team - November Sailor of the Month

    The Queens Keelboat Sailing Team took a break from their studies to challenge for the Kennedy Cup in Annapolis, Maryland. The invitational regatta brought the best collegiate teams from across the states together for the first time this season.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

  • 2015 Canadian Team Qualification Update

    The ISAF Sailing World Cup will launch a new format beginning in 2015, dramatically changing the profile of the World Cup events. Due to the new format, The ISAF Sailing World Cup – Miami event has exceeded the entry quota in many classes. The entry restriction can potentially exclude Canadian

    Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Gillian Thomson inducted into the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

    Gillian Thomson (pictured third from left) was honored this week for her 28 years of dedicated service and work at the Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA). Thomson was president of COSA from 2004 to 2007 and Director for the COSA Learn to Sail program from 1986 to date. She has been a

    Friday, November 28, 2014

  • 'Tis the Season - Give the Gear

    Outfit the Crew with Sail Canada by Helly Hansen!store.sailing.ca has it all!• Jackets, Vests, Polos, & Foulies• Caps & Beanies• Duffle BagsDon't delay! Get your Sail Canada gear today! 

    Friday, November 28, 2014

  • Gifts they'll Love!

    Books · Gear · Flags -- Sail Canada store has it all!Books for anyone just getting started….• Optimist Sailing with Puffy & Friends• CANSail 1 & 2 Workbook• Basic Sailing Skills• Basic Cruising Skills• Basic Power Boating Skills…. and thos

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • Tickets now on sale!

    The Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards will take place on Friday, February 6th 2015. The setting for this prestigious event is located in Toronto, Ontario at one of Canada’s most significant and historic venues, The Carlu. Tickets are now on sale! This distinguished annual event

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Canadians capture bronze at the World Blind Match Racing Championships

    Brian Arthur (jib), David Brown (helm), and Grant Robinson (main) bring home bronze from the 2014 IFDS World Blind Match Racing Championships held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan. Great Britain, Australia, Italy, Canada and the United States participated in the recent week-long regatta usi

    Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Canadians take on the World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi

    Monday, November 24, 2014 – Abu Dhabi, UAEISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi is ready to rock on November 26 - 30th. With a maximum of 20 boats present across the 11 classes, the roster is stacked with outstanding sailors. The ten Olympic events will contest an opening series and a Medal R

    Monday, November 24, 2014

  • #GetSailing! RBC Sports Day in Canada is coming!

    RBC Sports Day in Canada, presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, is a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving! The fifth annual event will take place on Saturday, November 29th 2014.On RBC Sports Day, Sail Canada is promoting sailing and saili

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • BMO Sail Canada Mastercard - Bonus Offer

    Apply for a BMO® Sail Canada AIR MILES®† MasterCard®* by February 4, 2015 and earn 1,000 Bonus AIR MILES reward miles after your first card purchase and 1,000 more when you spend $1,000 in the first three months. *That’s enough for 2 short haul flights! † Plus, every

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Nominate for Sail Canada Awards!

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Sail Canada Awards! All sailors and their supporters are invited to participate in recognizing Canada’s top sailors via the Annual Sail Canada Awards. Now is your chance to nominate outstanding sailors, athletes, coaches, instructors, race officials,

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Andy Roy - October Sailor of the Month!

    October marks the time of year where Canadians celebrate good harvest and fortune followed by the ever so popular Halloween, the single night of the year when candy hoarding and unusual attire are encouraged. Amidst all the seasonal traditions included some outstanding showcases by our Canadian sail

    Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • Sail Canada Head Coach receives Excellence Award

    Sail Canada is pleased to announce that High Performance Director and Head Coach Ken Dool will be among the 50 coaches being honoured by the CAC for his work with the Canadian Sonar Team at the 2014 IFDS World Championships.

    Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Inaugural National Team Match Racing Event

    While most sailors are packing up boats in late October, several keen national and provincial team athletes hit the waters of Toronto Harbour for some professional development! The focus of the event was to develop tactical and strategic skills used in match racing and apply the principles and exper

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • Weymouth welcomes Canadian 49er & FX teams

    WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND – October 23 2014After the ISAF World Championships, the Canadian Skiff Team moved to windy Weymouth to train for the month of October. Weymouth, being the host of the 2012 Olympic sailing events is a great venue, providing us with the perfect conditions to make some gains i

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Club Growth & Sustainability at AGM

    From governance to finance to insurance and getting people interested in joining you club…. there’s something for everyone at the Club Growth & Sustainability sessions! Hear about best ways to grow and sustain your membership and the well-being of your club in your community, and jo

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • WIN at Sail Canada AGM & Conference

    Register today for your chance to WIN* at Sail Canada AGM & Conference! All registrants will have the chance to WIN at the Conference & AGM in Victoria, BC this week! Draws prizes will take place at various sessions through Friday and Saturday! Be there for your chance to take home goodies f

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • CSBC Contribution Program

    Do YOU have a really worthwhile boating safety project that’s never gotten off the ground due to a lack of funding? Or a successful ongoing program that you would like to take to the next level ? The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) may just be able to give you a helping hand through our G

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Offshore Racing Sessions at AGM

    The Sail Canada Offshore Racing Programs Committee are pleased to feature sessions on both Friday & Saturday at the AGM & Conference on October 24-25th in Victoria, BC.Sessions will include an introduction to the Canadian Offshore Sailing Committee followed by an open discussion amongst offs

    Monday, October 20, 2014

  • Regatta Delivery Summit at AGM

    The Regatta Delivery Summit is an opportunity for Event Organizers, Race Officials, Coaches & Sailors to come together and engage in shared learning. The highlights of the Summit this year are…Event Organizers, Race Officials & Coaches - Partnerships in Regatta DeliveryPresented by: K

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • Canadian medal & RIO qualification - IFDS Worlds

    After 6 days of challenging racing at the IFDS World Championships in Halifax, the World Champions are finally crowned & RIO country spots are secured! Canada had a brilliant day on the water with Canadian SKUD team John McRoberts & Jackie Gay winning the final race, while over on the 2.4mR c…

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Stage is set for the final showdown – Day 5 – IFDS Worlds

    On the eve of championship day, the boat park was bustling bright and early today. In non-typical fashion, the Halifax sea breeze has not been filling in during late afternoons thus the race committees bumped up start times this morning in an attempt to capture the best breeze of the day.

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • CANSail Dinghy sessions at AGM

    Don’t miss out on the sessions focused on CANSail Dinghy Programs at the Sail Canada AGM & Conference! Sharing best practices and learning from others is a great way to improve all CANSail programs. The sessions below will offer ideas to enhance existing programs, opportunities to create n

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • Get in the GAME - Virtual Volvo Ocean Race

    The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race kicked off on October 11th from Alicante, Spain including 7 teams sailing through 11 ports and 38,739 nautical miles with the final in-port finish in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 27th, 2015.Volvo Ocean Race and Virtual Regatta.com have teamed up to get you into

    Friday, October 10, 2014

  • Mark your Calendars!

    Sail Canada and Rolex Canada are proud to announce that the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards will take place on Friday February 6th 2015 in Toronto, Ontario. The venue for this prestigious event is one of Canada’s most significant and historic venues, The Carlu.The Sail Canada Rolex

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • Keel & Power Programs at AGM

    Attention Schools, Clubs & Instructors! Don’t miss out on the Keel & Power Program sessions at the Sail Canada AGM & Conference. These sessions will offer updates and information regarding Sail Canada’s Keel & Powerboat programs, important discussions about the direction

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

  • Vote for FVQ- AVIVA

    The Quebec Sailing Federation is looking to establish a Sailing at school program and a Mobile Sailing program next year. In order to help us put together this project, a we are participating in a contest put together by Aviva which could make us win up to $ 100 000.The first preselection round is b

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • Canadian Top 10 - 2.4mR Worlds

    Friday, October 3, 2014 – Toronto, ONThe final day of racing brought 10-15 knots of breeze and sunny skies. There were 3 races scheduled for the day however the dying breeze forced the cancellation of race 3, with a total of 10 races on the final scoreboard. Stellan Berlin (SWE) was crowned Wo

    Friday, October 3, 2014

  • Sailor of the Month - September

    Hall is 6-time Canadian Soling champion with consecutive World Championship titles in 2011-12. Peter has also enjoyed tremendous success in the Lightning class with a Pan Am silver medal (1987) and three World Championship titles (1989-2006) among many other significant accomplishments in North A…

    Friday, October 3, 2014

  • Notice of Annual General Meeting

    It is with pleasure that we invite all members in good standing to the 2014 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting

    Friday, October 3, 2014

  • Stellan takes over the lead - 2.4mR Worlds

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Toronto, ONThree races were completed today at the Open 2.4mR World Championships, with winds at 8 to 10 knots from the east with lumpy seas. Reigning 2013 World Champion Stellan Berlin of Sweden posted a 1-4-3 to take the lead, with 2012 Paralympic gold medalist Helena L

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • Future Star Camp 2014

    On Saturday, September 6th, 2014, the Quebec Sailing Federation ran the first "future Star Camp" in Montreal. The day was a massive success, with over 35 young athletes between 8-18 participating. The idea of the camp was to get young sailors in Quebec introduced to the youth pathway, to t

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • Day 2 shift at 2.4mR Worlds

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014Toronto, ON – 2.4mR World ChampionshipsMist, fog and shifty breeze from the east greeted sailors at the start of Day 2 at the 2.4mR World Championships. Sailors added three races to their scorecard with a major shift in the overall results. Canadian Allan Leibel shot

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • Excitement & Breeze builds on Day 1 - 2.4mR

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014Toronto, ON – 2.4mR World ChampionshipsThe opening day began with overcast skies and a forecast of rain. The fleet was AP on shore at 1000 and a mark boat was sent out to check on wind conditions in the area of the race course. After a wait of 2 hours, the wind made

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • Eric Holden -Keynote at Sail Canada Conference

    Eric Holden, Skipper of Team Henri Lloyd, Named Keynote at October’s Sail Canada Conference in Victoria, BCVolvo Cars of Canada is thrilled to present Eric Holden - skipper of Team Henri Lloyd, winner of the 2014 Clipper Round the World Race - as keynote speaker at this October’s confere

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • Nominating Committee Announces List of Candidates

    The Sail Canada Nominating Committee announces the final list of candidates for the Board of Directors to be elected at the Sail Canada Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

    Monday, September 29, 2014

  • Second Call for Nominations!

    Nominations for two positions of Director at Large are to be received by Sail Canada no later than September 10, 2014. The Nominating Committee of Sail Canada is calling for nominations from interested individuals who are prepared to help shape the future of the sport of Sailing in Canada. Candi…

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • 2.4mR Open World Championships

    Fresh off the success of the IFDS World Championships in Halifax, Canadians will aim to put on pressure on the front of the fleet next week including 2008 Gold medalist & Sonar silver medalist Paul Tingley. This will be a first for Canada hosting a World Championships for the 2.4mR class.

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

  • Register to WIN!

    Register by October 1st for your chance to WIN a shopping trip* at Helly Hansen online**! *Value up to $300 MSRP **Applicable to Helly Hansen Sailing Collections

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  • ISAF World Championships wraps up in Spain

    Sunday, September 21, 2015 - Santander, SpainThe closing ceremonies officially wrapped up the 2014 ISAF World Championships today in Santander Spain. The overall event management was not without its challenges with difficult weather conditions forcing race committees to make some controversial decis

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

  • Final Gold fleet battle for Douglas

    Canadian Greg Douglas was the comeback kid on the course today recovering from mid-30 mark roundings however the results do not reflect his position of preference. Douglas will hyperextend his efforts during tomorrow’s racing with an outside shot at securing country qualification and placing po…

    Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Laser & Radial Champions crowned - ISAF Worlds

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Santander, SpainSantander was treated some great sailing conditions today along with a double dutch showcase of champions with Marit Bowmeester (NED) capturing the Laser Radial crown along with Laser teammate Nicholas Heiner (NED). Live coverage of the event was captur

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • Record-breaking day on water - ISAF Worlds

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Santander, SpainToday consisted of a range of big swell, plenty of current and breeze that ranged from 080 to 210 with as little as 1 knot to as much as 18 knots during attempted racing hours. Several fleets spent multiple hours on the water waiting for breeze with a fe

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • Canada clinches Radial Rio berth - ISAF Worlds

    Radial sailor Isabella Bertold has secured an Olympic berth for Canada after 7 races at the ISAF World Championships. This marks the second spot lock down for Canada with the Laser berth clinched earlier in the week by Lee Parkhill.The Laser Gold fleet managed to squeeze in a few more races to wrap

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • Mellow Monday - Day 4 - ISAF Worlds

    Monday, September 15, 2014 - Santander, SpainYet another long day on the water for Olympic sailors at the ISAF Sailing World Championships as the breeze did not make an appearance on almost all courses with the exception of the Yellow 49er fleet. Less than 5 knots led the 49er fleet through two swif

    Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Qualification Stage for Laser & Radial - ISAF World Championships

    The Laser & Radial fleets were first out of the gate at the ISAF World Championships completing 2 qualifying races in light, tricky breeze.The Canadian Laser team had a good start to their event including Lee Parkhill (RCYC) scoring 8, 7 currently in 10th overall and Robert Davis (KYC/

    Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Test of patience - Day 3 Worlds

    Postponement was the headline of the day while sailors waited ashore and onwater for breeze to fill in. The best breeze filled in at 6-8 knots and all classes were successful in completing one race.Lee Parkhill (RCYC) managed to avoid the misfortune suffered by 9 Laser sailors in the only race

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • Canada locks up Laser berth for Rio

    Laser and Radial classes wrap up their qualification series today under light and shifty conditions. 23 Laser berths have been picked up as the fleet divides up into gold, silver and bronze packs.Twenty four nations make up the 49-boat Santander 2014 Laser gold fleet but with Brazil automatically re

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

  • Thank you Sail Canada Partners!

    Supporting the National Sailing Team, championships, to member-only deals for sought after goods & services, to prizes and provisions for winners and volunteers! The support of our partners helps to build excellence and value for our teams, Canada’s developing sailors, our clubs & member organi…

    Friday, September 12, 2014

  • 2014 Sail Canada AGM and Conference

    Please join us at the 2014 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting and Conference in Victoria, BC October 24th - 26th!

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Country qualification on the line - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships

    The 2014 ISAF World Championships marks the first event of true significance for Olympic class sailors this quadrennial. Approximately 1400 sailors from 95 countries have descended upon the coastal town of Santander, Spain with Olympic country qualification and the title of World Champion on the …

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014


    Today, Sail Canada is proud to announce 49er FX sailor Erin Rafuse & coach Mark Asquith as recipients of a Petro-Canada Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) funding. Suncor, proud owner of Petro-Canada, annually awards 50 athlete and coach pairings with funding to help fuel their spor…

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

  • Team Tingley - Sailor of the Month - August

    Canada boasted one of its most successful events to date securing berths for RIO in all three events. Great Britain & Australia were the only other countries among this distinguished group to lock down qualification at this early stage.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Fall CORK is almost here!

    September 1, 2014 - Kingston, ONCORK Welcomes Sailors, Coaches, Officials, Volunteers and Supporters for the 2014 Fall CORK Regatta. This year’s CORK Fall Regatta will be held September 26-28. CORK Welcomes the Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Optimist, 420 and 29er classes. The 2014 Fall CORK wi

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Breezy Frustrations on Day 4 - IFDS Worlds

    Another light & shifty day in Halifax created challenges for race committees as they scramble to adjust to the constant wind shifts, moving course locations & shortening courses in an effort to get some quality races in today.

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Canadian success on Day 3 - IFDS Worlds

    Light winds plagued the 3rd day at the IFDS World Championships. All fleets were sent out for a 1300 start however the Halifax seabreeze didn’t fill in as predicted and all fleets squeezed in only one race in very light breeze.

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Tingley takes the lead - IFDS Worlds

    The second day of racing for the IFDS World Championships brought blue skies, heat and shifty winds at 10-16kts. Light winds delayed racing Moving to the top of the leaderboard was Canadian Sonar team Paul Tingley, Logan Campbell & Scott Lutes sailing textbook today, with a 3, 1, moving into the …

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • That’s all folks… Final Day of CORK OCR

    Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrapped up today at CORK OCR after 5 days of racing in the Kingston harbour. Racing took place for all fleets despite being plagued by more light wind.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR

    Day 4 of racing of the Senior Nationals at CORK OCR saw fewer boats on the water after most fleets wraps up their series yesterday. Laser, Radial, Finn, 49er and FX sailors hit the water with winds light and from the east.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Successful Launch for Canadians at IFDS Worlds!

    The sun greeted sailors on the first day of racing at the IFDS World Championships. Eager sailors arrived early with anticipation as this pinnacle event gets underway. Canadian meteorologist Eric Holden forecasted tricky conditions, suggesting that “it was more of a day to keep your eyes out an…

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Light Start on Day 3 at CORK OCR

    Day three of CORK OCR started off with an unstable easterly breeze in the Kingston harbour.After some waiting the wind switched to the South West and first races started just before 2pm. This is the final day of racing for the Viper, F18, I14, Kona, RS:X and Bic 293 fleets.

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Women’s Keelboat Championship

    The Women’s Keelboat Championship took place over the weekend at Point Claire Yacht Club in Quebec. A total of 11 boats and 36 participants took part, getting 9 races in over 3 days.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Late Afternoon Wind Delivers at CORK OCR

    Winds started off light for second day of CORK OCR, with cooler than average temperatures lingering for another day.

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Rain & wind greet the elite- CORK OCR

    Today over 250 sailors hit the water for the first day of the CORK Olympic Classes Regatta (OCR) and the Sail Canada Senior National Championships. Fall like conditions continue to plague Kingston with cloudy skies and rain with a breeze of about 15 to 18 knots greeted the competitors this aftern…

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Let the show begin! – IFDS World Championships

    Practice racing and the opening ceremonies are upon us today at RNSYS! The acclaimed American sailor Gary Jobson will be one of the special guests attending the opening ceremonies of the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron on Monday, August 18th at 1800 hours.

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Halifax ready to welcome the world at the 2014 IFDS World Championships

    Halifax & the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron are welcoming 176 participants representing 23 nations to the Highliner Foods IFDS World Championships. The east coast hospitality has been in full display as an array of volunteers and professionals are putting the final touches on what is sure to b…

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Sail Canada Senior National Championships at CORK OCR

    Hot on the heels of hosting the Youth Championships, CORK Kingston is set to greet over 250 sailors at the Olympic Classes Regatta & Senior National Championships. Registration & check-in begins today with racing from Saturday through until Wednesday August 20th.

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Youth Champs - Final Wrap Up

    The fourth and final day of the Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International provided yet another day of strong Kingston breeze in the 15-24 knot range. Hitting the water first for a 1030 start was the 29ers, followed by the rest of the fleets at 1100.

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Youth Champs - Breeze On in Kingston... Again!

    Day three of the Youth Championships started off with lighter winds in the 12-16 knot range, allowing all fleets to head out under sunny skies. Winds quickly picked up with averages in the low 20 range.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Youth Champs - Wet & Wild on Day Two

    Day two of the Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International brought wet and windy conditions to Kingston.With winds forecasted to be strong throughout the day, the Laser, Radial and 420 fleets headed out prepared for wild conditions.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Youth Championships - Light Start for Sailors

    The Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International Kicked off today in Kingston! Portsmouth Olympic Harbour is hopping with 413 sailors and 280 boats taking part, supported by over 70 coaches.

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Canadian Champions - Sailor of the Month - July

    Canadian Skipper Eric Holden and the Henri Lloyd crew endured 11 long months at sea battling hurricanes, tornadoes, sea sickness, & sleep depravity in the worlds longest ocean race. Team Henri Lloyd, including 5 Canadian crew members, successfully sailed the 70 ft yacht into St. Katharines’ doc…

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Sail Canada Youth Championships kicks off!

    It’s that time of year again for the 2014 Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International! The excitement for this year’s event has been building for weeks and we’re thrilled to see the young sailors showcase their talents in this year’s competition from August 10th-14th 2014.

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • Professional Development Sessions Hosted by CORK & Sail Canada

    As part of on-going professional development for officials, coaches and sailors, CORK and Sail Canada are pleased to host the following sessions:

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Sail West Kicks off at the Wabamun Sailing Club!

    The Wabamun Sailing Club is the place to be this weekend as the 2014 Sail West and Western Canadian Laser Masters Championships got underway on Thursday! For more information on this year’s Sail West please visit the Event Website, or the Sail Canada Facebook page.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • Canadians at 420 World Championships!

    The 2014 420 World and Womens' World Championships, 25 July-3 August 2014, is being held on the Priwall Peninsula off Travemuende and is organized by the Lübeck Yacht Club in partnership with the German 420 Class Association, Deutscher Segler Verband and the International 420 Class Association.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • 2014 29er Worlds

    The CORK facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Racing begins on Monday, July 28 with the finals to take place July 31 and the prizegiving on August 2. For more information, go to: www.29erworlds.org for th…

    Monday, July 28, 2014

  • Mid-season gear grabs…Sail Canada Caps and Duffle Bags!

    Time to treat the crew…..Sail Canada’s caps and duffle bags are in! Find these in store online or when you get to Sail Canada Youth Championships and CORK!

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Sail Central at the HYC Fruitbowl This Weekend!

    Sail Central kicks off this weekend with an action packed four days of lessons and racing from the Hudson Yacht Club at this summer’s HYC Fruitbowl! For more information or updates on Sail Central follow the Facebook page or check in at sailing.ca!

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • Get the new BMO Sail Canada AIRMILES MasterCard today!

    Sail Canada is celebrating our new BMO AIR MILES MasterCard! Did you know that every time you use your card to make a purchase, BMO Bank of Montreal will support Sail Canada’s teams and programs while giving you all the benefits of a BMO MasterCard.

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • Sail East at the Bay Wind Regatta is Here!

    The day has finally arrived as Sail East at the Bay Wind Regatta 2014 kicked off Thursday at the St. Margaret Sailing Club in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia! For more information and up to date results visit the SMSC Event page and follow the event on Facebook!

    Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Sail Canada partners with Volvo Cars of Canada

    Sail Canada and Volvo Cars of Canada are proud to announce a three-year partnership that will provide support for Sail Canada’s activities. The partnership will support all levels of sailing in Canada – from National Team programs, to youth and development activities and most importantly, gra…

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Game On - ISAF Youth Worlds

    The 44th edition of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has been declared open by ISAF President Carlo Croce at the opening ceremony in Tavira, Portugal. The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds features 67 nations, an event record, with more than 360 sailors set to compete in five classes across eight …

    Monday, July 14, 2014

  • Holden ready to raise the trophy!

    The event covers 16 individual races over 64,300 kilometres with an overall winner in a Formula 1-style scoring system. It joins together amateur sailors — some who’d never even been on a boat before — with an experienced skipper. Holden is the only Canadian skipper in the race.

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Stuart Flinn – Sail Canada Sailor of the Month – June

    June marks the official start of summer for Canadians resulting in plenty of on-water action and exciting results this month! 2-time Canadian Olympian Stuart Flinn is one of the most familiar faces on the Etchells’ scene establishing himself, along with skipper Ante Razmilovich & crew Chris Lar…

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Sail Canada Beanie!

    Top yourself with the red boat! Lightweight warmth for early mornings at the dock, out for a run or under your foul weather gear, this quick dry fitted Dry Beanie by Helly Hansen is what you need! HH®Dry next to skin. • Non itch with Flatlock stitching• Allergy neutral • Lifa®

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Youth National Board Sailing Championships

    Attention Youth Board Sailors! The Sail Canada Youth National Championship for RS:X (8.5) and Bic 293 will now take place at CORK OCR, August 15 – 18 2014.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Gold & Silver for Canadian Paralympic Sailors

    The C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Regatta is North America’s premier event for sailors with a disability in 3 Paralympic classes, the 2.4mR, Sonar & SKUD 18. Founded in 2002, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta honors the late Tom Clagett (1916-2001), a U.S. Navy World War II vetera…

    Monday, June 16, 2014

  • CANSail 1 & 2 Workbooks Now Available!

    New for 2014, the CANSail 1 & 2 Workbook is a resource for new sailors and a great tool for CANSail Instructors!

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Basic Power Boating Skills - 2014 edition Now Available

    The 2014 edition serves to thoroughly complement the Sail Canada (CYA) Basic Power Boating standard and Transport Canada’s updated regulations. Written by Donna S.M. Neff and edited by Sail Canada's Cruising Panel, the 174 page text offers a resource for power boat programming students and Inst…

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • Aeroplan Beyond Miles – Donate to Sail Canada & Win!

    Sail Canada is now part of Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles Program. Beyond Miles enables you to donate your Aeroplan Miles to support the Canadian Sailing Team.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • 2014 Etchells World Championships

    The Etchells World Championships are underway at the New York Yacht Club with a 9-race series expected to wrap up on Saturday June 28th. America’s Cup champion John Bertrand will headline this event along with many legendary sailors. At least 8 Canadian Olympians are registered in the 95-boat f…

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • Sail Canada and Helly Hansen Partner Up for 2014 Sail Canada Championship Events!

    Sail Canada is thrilled to announce that this year Helly Hansen will be supplying the prizes for each of the Sail Canada Championship events! It is an exciting opportunity for all of the participants to compete for not only a medal but also top of the line equipment from Helly Hansen!

    Friday, June 13, 2014

  • Registered CANSail Training Sites Announcement!

    Based on your feedback, Checklick has launched a number of new features and improvements for your CANSail Online Services. Many of the features and improvements have been made to make the Credit Card payment and registration system more flexible.

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Countdown to Toronto 2015!

    The summer of 2015 will see the largest international multi-sport Games ever hosted by our great nation right here in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, rather than watch it on television or from the stands, YOU could be a part of the action!

    Friday, June 13, 2014

  • Hat Trick for Holden - Sailor of the Month - May

    Canadian skipper Eric Holden continues to dazzle with team Henri Lloyd collecting 17 points over rivals Great Britain, the largest overall gain of the entire Clipper Round the World Race. Not only did Holden capture the Race win, they scored a ‘hat trick’ winning the Ocean sprint, and Scoring…

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • Sail East, Sail Central and Sail West Registration!

    The anticipation has been building all year long and it’s finally time to talk competition! Sail Canada is excited to announce that the registration is now open for the Sail East, Sail Central and Sail West events!

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • PCOC Instructor News - June 2014

    Sail Canada is pleased to share with you some important information about the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency program and details of the progress made this year towards renewal and improvement of the Sail Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Competency.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • 2014 Sail Canada Youth (U19) National Championships Announcement

    The calendars have turned over to June and the start of summer is only a few days away which means the 2014 Sail Canada Youth (U19) National Championships are fast approaching! This year’s event will be held at CORK and feature all of the best young talent from all over the country! The event w…

    Monday, June 2, 2014

  • Canadian Coaching Team - ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships

    Sail Canada is pleased to announce the following coaches selected to mentor 6 youth sailors representing Canada at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships in Tavira, Portugal in July.

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • Sail Canada: Coaching Athletes with a Disability Coach Training Report

    This weekend, coaches and program leaders participated in the Sail Canada: Coaching Athletes with Disabilities professional development module. The event was hosted by the Association Québécoise de Voile Adaptée (AQVA), with the participants representing AQVA and the Quinte Sailability program…

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Basic Cruising Skills 2014 edition-NOW AVAILABLE

    This updated version of CYA Basic Cruising Skills is offered in full colour and serves to thoroughly complement the Sail Canada standard. Written by Gillian West - and edited by Sail Canada's Cruising Panel, the 204 page text serves as a resource for keelboat programming students and Instructors,…

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Medal Race Wrap Up - Delta Lloyd Regatta

    Better conditions greeted sailors for the medal race day today in Medemblik as yesterday’s racing was a wash out. The Laser Radial medal race was scheduled 4th up today after RSX and Laser classes at 12:50 local time. Isabella Bertold was positioned well in 4th overall with the opportunity to e…

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • Bullet for Bertold - Delta Lloyd Regatta

    Another good day for Laser Radial sailors with Isabella Bertold taking the win in race 5 with over a minute lead on her closest competitors and a 3rd in the final race of the day. She catapults up the leaderboard to 4th overall with podium within reach.

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Canadian Recap Day 2: Delta Lloyd Regatta

    Today’s Delta Lloyd schedule didn’t quite go as planned with light winds delaying racing by over five hours. At one point today, any quality racing looked quite unlikely, but in the end only a few races were lost, and the races that were held were of a very good quality with a stable wind of …

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Off to the Races - Delta Lloyd Regatta

    The Delta Lloyd Regatta got underway this morning from the beautiful city of Medemblik, Netherlands. The morning began with a few showers and dull conditions, but opened up nicely as the racing action picked up.

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • New Age of Sail Gala Dinner and Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Inductions

    On Saturday, May 10th, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston and Sail Canada honoured two illustrious designers who put Canada at the forefront of yacht and dinghy design in the period when traditional wood and steel gave way to fiberglass. The opening of the Marine Museum’s New Age …

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Medemblik preps the stage for sailors – Delta Lloyd Regatta

    The Delta Lloyd Regatta is on the horizon, with the event taking place May 20th – 24th at the International Sailing Center Medemblik, Netherlands. The former World Cup event will be taking focus on a number of classes including the 470, 49er, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial, RS-X and more, while brea…

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Sail Canada Partners with CORK / Sail Kingston for Event Delivery

    Sail Canada and CORK/Sail Kingston are pleased to announce an enhanced partnership between organizations to deliver The Sail Canada Youth and Senior National Championships in Kingston, in 2014, 2015 & 2016

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup

    The Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup wrapped up yesterday after four great days of racing in Lake Garda Italy. The Canadian radial team has seen some breakthroughs including Brenda Bowskill (RCYC) qualifying for her first medal race on Sunday by clinching two good final races in the breeze. Claire…

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Eric Holden – Sail Canada Sailor of the Month - April

    Touted as the toughest leg of the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Canadian skipper Eric Holden led his Henri Lloyd team to another 2nd place finish on Leg 10, securing enough points to regain the overall lead. Not only did Holden challenge GREAT Britain for the win, they battled the …

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Call for Nominations to the Sail Canada Board of Directors

    The Nominating Committee of Sail Canada is calling for nominations from interested individuals who are prepared to help shape the future of the sport of Sailing in Canada.

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Gold fleet for Canada - ISAF World Cup Hyères

    Champagne sailing conditions have greeted over 1,000 sailors this week, racing in 765 boats from 59 nations at the ISAF World Cup Hyères.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • National Officials Day

    April 16th is National Officials Day in Canada! Sailors & event organizers rely heavily on the expertise and commitment of Race Officers, Judges and Umpires to compete at and deliver sailing events across the country.

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Get your FLAGS in time for the first gun!

    Are you managing the races at your club this summer? Judging at a class championship? Get ready for your season!

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Richard Clarke - Sailor of the Month - January

    ISAF World Cup Miami was a feature event for our Olympic & Paralympic class sailors this month. Despite the underwhelming breeze that plagued consecutive days of the event, race officials squeezed in enough racing to challenge sailors and award medals.

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Sail Canada joins HHonors to save you 15% off your hotel booking!

    Hilton HHonors™ is helping Sail Canada's athletes, coaches, officials, partners, friends and family save up to 15% on their next stay at any of the 4,000 hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio.

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • Thank you Sail Canada Volunteers

    National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) is a time to celebrate and thank the thousands of Canadians who donate their time and energy throughout the year. It is also a time to raise awareness of the vital contributions made by volunteers that enrich our communities and our lives.

    Friday, April 11, 2014

  • March Sailor of the Month - Andrew & Ryan Wood

    The month of March celebrates the spring equinox marking the beginning of spring sailing, well at least in parts of the country. While some Canadian provinces continue to dig out from the trenches of winter, the warmer southern climates continue to offer exceptional conditions for all our Canadia…

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Canadians Wrap it Up - ISAF World Cup Mallorca

    Canadians wrapped up their regatta with mixed emotion today. Greg Douglas finished 12th overall despite his best efforts to fend off his aggressive competitiors. Isabella Bertold missed the medal race by one single point. "It's a difficult day, a disappointing finish (11th)".

    Friday, April 4, 2014

  • The Truman Show - Palma, Mallorca

    The arrival of US military air carrier “Harry S. Truman” in the bay Palma transformed the organisation of today’s World Cup racing. The vessel anchored in the bay of Palma with a 1,000 meter restriction area in which no boat can sail and a 2,400 meter area in which it is forbidden to stop.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Announcing the 2014 Canadian Youth World Team

    Sail Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian Youth World team attending the 2014 ISAF Sailing Youth World Championships in Tavira Portugal. Qualifications wrapped up this past weekend with the 29er Midwinter West regatta, finalizing the team roster.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Finals Frenzy - Palma, Mallorca

    Palma produced wacky winds, reaching 20 knots and three metre swells on some of the race courses yet on the other side of the bay was a strong contrast with light fickle breeze.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Qualifying Rounds Wrap Up - Palma, Mallorca

    Palma delivered another day of light breeze today. Fleets were all over the map today with various racing schedules.

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Canadians test waters - ISAF World Cup - Mallorca

    Light winds greeted sailors for the first day of the ISAF World Cup action in Palma, Mallorca. Fleets sizes are setting records and many of the major players are looking for world cup titles. Some of Canada’s heavy hitters are also in town hoping to leave their mark on the international stage.

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Induction

    Sail Canada is pleased to announce the induction of George Cuthbertson and Bruce Kirby into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame. Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame The Board of Directors of Sail Canada has determined to establish a Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame to recognise illustrious individuals w…

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • DN Canadian Championships

    The DN Canadian Ice Boating Championships were held at Kingston Yacht Club in Kingston ON this past weekend. A total of 7 races were held in decent winter conditions. Saturday proved to be the preferable racing day as the temperature had dropped to -5 C overnight solidifying all the remaining pud…

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • Sail Canada Jackets Now Available!

    It’s time to get outfitted for dockside gatherings and summertime regattas with Sail Canada and Helly Hansen. You’ll look sharp on the dock, at the race or for a day of cruising with the style and performance of the NEW Helly Hansen Crew Mid-Layer Jacket. The Canadian Sailing Team’s go-to …

    Friday, March 21, 2014

  • Robert Davis - Sailor of the Month - February

    While Russia played host to the awe-inspiring Winter Olympics this month, members of the Canadian Sailing Team were taking care of business in Florida, focusing on their target of Rio 2016. Offshore Team Henri Lloyd continued to battle the elements of the Clipper Round the World Race while the Ca…

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • Obituary - Hans Fogh - Sailing Legend

    Sail Canada mourns the loss of a sailing legend. Hans Fogh passed away peacefully from Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease on March 14, 2014 in Toronto. He was 76 years of age (born March 8, 1938).

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

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