• Update - Sail Canada’s High Performance Program

    Friday, October 2, 2015 - Kingston, ONIn the spring of 2015, the Sail Canada Board, in association with Own the Podium, commissioned a review of Sail Canada’s High Performance program. Wilma Shakespear, an international sports consultant, was chosen to lead the review. Following standard rev

    Friday, October 2, 2015

  • Kelowna hosts National Keelboat Women’s Championships

    September 29, 2015 - Kelowna Best sailors in Canada arrive at Kelowna Yacht Club Some of the best women sailors in Canada are arriving at the Kelowna Yacht Club as Kelowna prepares to host the 2015 RE/MAX Sail Canada Women’s Keelboat Championships from October 1 to 4.“We have 1

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

  • Candidates for Election

    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 31, 2015.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  • Canadian Match Racing Championships

    Monday, September 28th, 2015 - Kingston, ONThe 2015 Canadian Match Racing Championships are shaping up to be a great event in Toronto, ON on October 17th & 18th. Partners have come together to make this event a reality! These partners include the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, the Canada Combat Sail

    Monday, September 28, 2015

  • Sail Canada has a NEW store!

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 - Kingston, ONCheck it out! To celebrate we are offering your choice of FREE cap or beanie to add to your order!Jackets, Tees, Vests, Polos, Duffle Bags, Books– order yours in Sail Canada’s new store today!Now through October 4th get a Sail Canada Beanie

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

  • Silver at IFDS World Blind Sailing Championships

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 Silver for Canada at the 2015 IFDS World Blind Sailing Championships held in Chicago, Illinois.The Chicago Yacht Club, in association with Sail Sheboygan, provided the fleet of Sonars and Tom 28's for the regatta. Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand and the Unit

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

  • National Coaches Week

    September 19th – 27th is National Coaches Week in Canada! Sail Canada has 1100 active registered coaches and instructors working across the country to deliver sailing programs from the grass roots level in local communities to international competitions around the world. It is the coaches and

    Monday, September 21, 2015

  • World Cup Silver for Bertold - Qingdao, China

    Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Qingdao, ChinaCanadian Radial sailor Isabella Bertold secures her second World Cup medal in Qingdao today. Bertold was sitting 2nd overall heading into the medal race behind China's Dongshuang Zhang. Only 5 points back, Isabella was aiming for Gold however the light

    Sunday, September 20, 2015

  • 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…

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • Canadian Youth World Team - Coach Positions

    Monday September 14, 2015 - Kingston, ONSail Canada is seeking to fill coaching positions for the 2015 ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships taking place in Langkawi, Malaysia from December 27 2015-January 3rd 2016.Youth Worlds Team – Team Leader Youth Worlds Team – CoachApplications sh

    Monday, September 14, 2015

  • Sailor of the Month - August

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 - Kingston, ONSail Canada is pleased to announce the Sailor of the Month – August 2015.Canadian Sailing Team member - Lee Parkhill – Laser – RCYC.Canadian Laser sailor Lee Parkhill capped off his summer season at the site of the 2016 Olympics. The Aqu

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  • Sail Canada AGM & Conference

    Please join us at the 2015 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting and Conference in Ottawa, ON October 30th-31st!

    Friday, September 4, 2015

  • Second Call for Nominations

    Nominations for President and two positions of Director at Large are to be received by Sail Canada no later than September 10, 2015.

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Tim Irwin - Kingston Yacht Club

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Kingston, ONSail Canada is pleased to announce the Volvo Cars Volunteer of the Month for August 2015.Tim Irwin of Kingston Yacht Club in Kingston, Ontario.Tim Irwin had been an active and competitive sailor while growing up on Canada’s West Coast. After his competi

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Final Canadian Charge - Aquece Olympic Test Event

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - Rio de JaneiroEat, sleep, wait, sail, repeat. Waiting has become a sport in Rio de Janeiro as sailors spend another Day 5 waiting for breeze. All fleets successfully completed at least one race at the end of the day with Nacras scoring 2 races. Canadian Nacra team L

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • Shifty situation - Aquece Rio Test Event

    Thursday, August 20, 2015 - Rio de JaneiroA beautiful day of 8-12kts of breeze in Rio set the stage up for a full day of racing on all courses at the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event. The RSX fleets completed their medal racing with Aichen Wang (CHN) crowned champion in the mens fleet while Charline Pi

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Outside of the Box Ideas at Le Club de Voile Deux-Montagnes

    Friday, August 28th, 2015- Kingston, ONLe Club de Voile Deux-Montagnes (CVDM) is a beautiful club just 30 minutes outside of Montreal with a long history and a lot of action! With over 300 active members, they put a great emphasis on getting everyone out sailing and creating new and fun experiences

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Medal Race Win - Aquece Rio Test Event

    Friday, August 21, 2015 - Rio de JaneiroIt was medal race day for the Laser class at the 2015 Aquece Rio Test Event. The stage was set for the ultimate battle of the best sailors in the world. Top 10 Laser sailors took to the Bay in 6-12kts of variable wind. The Medal race course, situated under Sug

    Friday, August 21, 2015

  • Battle heats up -Aquece Rio Test Event

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - Rio de JaneiroAnother hot and arduous day at the Marina da Gloria office today. Fleets were held ashore until bits of wind materialized late in the day. The race organizers made some great choices in redirecting fleets to course areas with breeze which limited the com

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • Final day of Senior Nationals at CORK OCR

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 – Kingston, ONThe final day of racing at Senior Nationals at CORK OCR saw slightly more wind than the previous 4 days of racing. All fleet began racing at the scheduled time of 11:00 am in 12- 14 knots of wind from the South.The single handed fleets got 3 races in

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • Parkhill leads the charge - Aquece Rio Test Event

    Monday, August 17, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sailors continue the hard fought battle after 3 days of racing at the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event. The Laser and Radial fleet made the ocean voyage out to the furthest reaches of the Rio race course today bobbing around for 3 hours before makin

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • Hot & Light for Day 4 of Racing at the Senior National Championships at CORK OCR

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - Kingston, ON It was a hot and slow start to day 4 of racing at the Senior National Championships at CORK OCR. With low wind speed of just 3-5 knots in the morning fleets did not get racing until after 1:00pm. All fleets got at least 1 race off in 6- 8 knot

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • Results are in on Day One of Senior Champs at CORK OCR

    Saturday, August 15th 2015 – KingstonThe Sail Canada Senior Championships at CORK OCR kicked off today, along side the Radial Youth World Championships, also hosted by CORK.Despite some of the forecasts, the wind was steady and from the southwest, holding between 8 & 12 knots.On the skiff

    Saturday, August 15, 2015

  • Youth Champs Wrap Up!

    Friday, August 14, 2015- Kingston, ONThe Canadian Youth Championships came to an end yesterday after 4 days of racing. The event saw an array of wind conditions from tricky and shifty to a classic Kingston sea breeze. With over 350 competitors and the 2015 Youth Worlds qualifiers it was an exciting

    Friday, August 14, 2015

  • Day 3 – Senior Nationals at CORK OCR

    Day 3 continued with hot and sunny conditions and 9 – 11 knots of wind from the southwest.David Mori & Justin Barnes (RCYC) continue to lead the 49er fleet, with Trevor Parekh & Gord Cook (RStLYC) in 2nd and Ryan Judge & Hans Henken (SDYC) in 3rd. In the FX fleet Emily Dellenbaugh

    Monday, August 17, 2015

  • Senior Championships Day 2 at CORK OCR

    Sunday August 16th 2015 – KingstonIt was another hot and sunny start on day two of the Senior Championships at CORK OCR. The wind was light averaging 6 kts at the start of racing, but built through the afternoon to an average of 13kts.In the 49er fleet CST members David Mori & Justin Barne

    Sunday, August 16, 2015

  • Senior Championships at CORK OCR

    Saturday, August 15th, 2015 – Kingston, ONThe sailing continues in Kingston with the Sail Canada Senior Championships at CORK OCR. Sailing starts Saturday with 5 days of racing finishing on Wednesday, August 19th.Fleets competing with be Laser, Laser Radial, 49er, 49er FX, Finn and I-14 who wi

    Saturday, August 15, 2015

  • Final Day of Racing at Sail Canada Youth Championships

     Thursday, August 13th, 2015- Kingston, ON The final day of racing at the Sail Canada Youth National Championships at CORK International saw classic Kingston sailing conditions of sun and wind! All sailors were launched and racing at the scheduled time of 11:00 am in&nb

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

  • Challenging Conditions Continue at Sail Canada Youth Champs at CORK International

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 – Kingston, ONDay 3 started off with more light wind from the northwest, building slightly as the day continued. Racing was done in 6 - 10 knots, with shifty winds and changing conditions.There was no change to Laser fleet leader board today with Forrest Waccholz (ON

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Tricky Conditions on Day Two of the Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International

    Tuesday August 11, 2015 - Kingston, ONDay two of racing started off wet and cloudy with winds filling in from the northwest. All fleets were launched and ready for the scheduled start time of 11am with 5-7 knots of wind building. The wind continued to increase as the day progressed with 9-13 knots o

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • Canadian Sailors named to 2015 Olympic Test Event Team

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 - Kingston, ONLess than one year to go - The biggest sporting event in the world is right around the corner and organizing committees are busy testing their venues in Rio De Janeiro while athletes are testing their skills against the top seeded sailors in each country. I

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Light Wind Start for Youth Championships at CORK International

    Monday, August 10th, 2015 - Kingston, ONThe Sail Canada Youth National Championships presented by Volvo Cars of Canada at CORK International kicked off today in Kingston!Portsmouth Olympic harbor is buzzing with 442 sailors racing in 334 boats supported by over 50 coaches.Day one of racing started o

    Monday, August 10, 2015

  • Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International

    Friday, August 7th, 2015 - Kingston, ONIt is that time of year again, Kingston is getting busy and the boat park is filling up with youth sailors from around the country ready to hit the water and get out racing.The 2015 Sail Canada Youth Championships Presented by Volvo are being held in conjunctio

    Friday, August 7, 2015

  • Sailor of the Month – July

    Friday, August 6th, 2015 – KingstonSail Canada is pleased to announce the Sailor of the Month – July 2015.Canadian Sailing Team member - Lee Parkhill – Laser – RCYCTouted as the performance of his career, Lee Parkhill captured the bronze medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games, the se

    Friday, August 7, 2015

  • David Howard & Volunteers of Pan Am Sailing at Toronto 2015

    Sail Canada is pleased to announce the Volvo Cars Volunteer of the Month for July 2015.David Howard and the Volunteers of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Sailing Regatta.                                  &nbs

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015

  • Volvo Canada Present at Sail Canada Championships

    Volvo Cars of Canada is pleased to be active at Sail Canada Championships in 2015! Sail Canada’s official automotive partner is showing its support for sailing regattas this summer. Spotted first at Sail East at Bay Wind Regatta in Nova Scotia, then at Sail West in Comox, BC and Sail Central a

    Friday, July 31, 2015

  • 2015 2.4mR North American Championships

    The 2015 2.4 meter North American Championship was held at Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa, ON from July 24 – 26. Fifteen boats hailing from Victoria, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; as well as from New Jersey, Connecticut and New York State

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • COSA’s innovative take on sailing!

    At the Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA) in Kelowna, BC they really take innovation and thinking out of the box to the next level in order to get everyone out on the water no matter their age, skills levels, boat preferences or physical ability!COSA provides a number of different programs

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  • CORK August Regatta Schedule

    August is fast approaching, and we are gearing up for more great regattas at CORK! With a total of 16 event days and 5 different regattas, Kingston’s Fresh Water Sailing Festival will be buzzing with excitement all through August. The Early Bird Deadline for all CORK events is this Friday, Jul

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • Sail West at Comox Bay Sailing Club

    The 2015 Sail Canada Sail West Championships are underway at Comox Bay Sailing Club in British Columbia.A total of 129 boats are registered in the Laser, Radial, 4.7, Hobie Wave, 420, 420 Green, 29er, Opti, and Opti Green fleets. Racing will take place Saturday and Sunday, after two days of training

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • Sail Central at HYC Fruitbowl Regatta

     Friday, July 24th, 2015 The 2015 Sail Central regional championships kick off tomorrow morning as part of the Hudson Yacht Club’s Annual Fruitbowl Regatta. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Fruitbowl Regatta at HYC and a total of 149 sailors are registered to race. Sailors are com

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Get the Sail Canada MasterCard today!

    The BMO Sail Canada AIR MILES MasterCard gets Canada sailing! Every time you use the card BMO Bank of Montreal will support Sail Canada’s teams and programs while giving you all the benefits of a BMO AIR MILES MasterCard. Sail Canada’s card….. looks great and gives back

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Double silver for Canada - 2015 Pan Am Games

    Sunday, July 19 2015Toronto, ON –– Double Silver for Canada - Pan Am GamesCanada picked up two silver medals in Sunfish and J24 at the 2015 Pan American Games today. A total of 3 sailing medals collected for Canada, a significant improvement from the 2011 Guadalajara Pan Am Games where T

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

  • Bronze Medal for Canada - Pan Am Games

    Saturday, July 18 2015Toronto, ON –– Bronze Medal for Canada - Pan Am GamesLee Parkhill claims the bronze medal in the Laser class today at the 2015 Pan Am Games.It was a hot start to the medal races in Toronto Harbour with Radial fleets off the line in light breeze at 1135am followed by

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • 5 Canadian Masters' Sailors finish top 3!

    The Laser Masters’ World Championships came to an end in Kingston on Saturday after 6 days of racing and impressive sailing by the Canadian contingent.Laser sailing veteran Al Clark wins the title of Radial Grand Master World Champion after moving from 3rd place into 1st in the last two days o

    Monday, July 20, 2015

  • Sail East at SMSC Bay Wind

    The 2015 Sail East regional championship kicked off Saturday morning as part of the St. Margaret Sailing Club Annual Bay Wind Regatta. With a total of 189 boats registered, sailors are competing in the Laser, Radial, 420, 420 Green, Opti and Opti Green fleets, with support from 45 registered coaches

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • Parkhill set for final showdown - Pan Am Games

    Friday, July 17, 2015Toronto, ON  - It was a wet final day of preliminary races at the RCYC Pan Am sailing venue. Weather did not dampen the Panamania with sailors jockeying for podium positions ahead of the pinnacle medal races on Saturday and Sunday.Lee Parkhill rounds out his strong opening

    Friday, July 17, 2015

  • Sail Canada & Helly Hansen Partner Up for 2015 Sail Canada Championships!

    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, July 17, 2015

  • Canadians continue push for podium! Pan Am Games

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015Toronto, ON – Canadians continue the push for the podium!The Race Committee anticipated a stronger morning forecast for Day 4 at the Pan American Games pushing forward the start time to 1030am. Unfortunately the 10kt breeze never truly materialized and fleets were sent

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • Sailing | Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

    Keep up to date on all the latest Sailing news and results from TO2015 PanAm Games...

    Monday, July 13, 2015

  • Three Canadian classes in podium position - Pan Am Games

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015Toronto, ON – Three Canadian classes maintain podium position after a light day 3 at the 2015 Pan Am Games. The Sunfish (Luke Ramsay), Laser (Lee Parkhill), & J24 (Terry McLaughlin, David Jarvis, David Ogden and Sandy Andrews) currently sit in 2nd place overall going

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • Keel & Power Logbook Now Available!

    This pocket-sized book is perfect for tracking achievements in all of Sail Canada's Keel & Power Boating Programs.30 Pages offer: Spaces for Logbook Owner identification Individual pages for every Sail Canada program participating in, including spaces to note program, school, i

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • Ramsay takes over the lead - Pan Am Games

    Thursday, July 16, 2015Toronto, ON - Toronto delivered an epic easterly breeze ranging from 6-10kts today treating sailors and fans to a full slate of Pan Am races on the fifth day of competition. Canadian Sunfish sailor Luke Ramsay duplicated his performance from day one of the event posting 3

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • Canada leads 3 classes after Day 2 - 2015 Pan Am Games

    Monday, July 13, 2015 Toronto, ON - A full schedule of racing was completed on Day 2 at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON. Sailors launched on schedule from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and racing was underway for almost all classes at 1130am. Sunfish frontrunner Luke Ramsay carr

    Monday, July 13, 2015

  • Round 2 in Kingston: The Laser Masters' World Championships

    Monday, July 13th, 2015Kingston was not without sailors for long. With the Laser Standard World Championships just coming to a close, the Laser Master World Championships is kicking into full swing. Racing started yesterday, Sunday July 12th, and will continue until July 18th with 4 qualifications d

    Monday, July 13, 2015

  • Canadian Sailing Team set to sail at 2015 Pan Am Games

    The 2015 Pan American Games are officially opened! After weeks of mounting excitement, Canadian sailors marched among the 700+ Canadian athletes in last night’s extravagant Opening Ceremonies featuring Cirque de Soleil! Team Leader, Ken Dool has guided the team through the final phases of prep

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Laser Worlds Wrap Up

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 - Kingston, ONThe Laser Standard World Championships wrapped up yesterday, July 8th, bringing an end to the exciting 7-day event at Portsmouth Harbor in Kingston.The 158 sailors from 63 different nations saw a variety of different sailing conditions throughout the event fro

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • Sailor of the Month- Canadian Sonar Team

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2015 – Kingston, ONSail Canada is pleased to announce the Sailor of the Month – June 2015. Canadian Sonar Team – Paul Tingley (RNSYS), Logan Campbell (SSC), & Scott Lutes (PCYC).The Paralympic trio captured Gold at the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Regatta

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  • Annie Mitchell - Royal Canadian Yacht Club

    Sail Canada is pleased to announce the Volvo Cars Volunteer of the Month for June 2015.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • 2015 Sail West Regatta at Comox Bay Sailing Club

    The 2015 Sail Canada Sail West Championships will be taking place at Comox Bay Sailing Club from July 23rd- 26th, in Comox, British Colombia.Comox Bay Sailing Club is expecting upwards of 100 boats and 150 competitors coming from as far away as Manitoba and competing in Optimist, Laser Full Rig, Las

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  • Laser Focus - Bowskill & Parkhill at the Pan Am Games

    KINGSTON (July 3, 2015) - The Laser is a challenging, single-handed racing dinghy that requires athleticism, subtle steering, tactical skills, and a lot of determination to master the boat. Brenda Bowskill and Lee Parkhill checked all of the boxes qualifying to represent Team Canada at the 2015 Pan

    Friday, July 3, 2015

  • Canadian Lightning team ready to strike at Pan Am Games

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - Kingston, ONThe Lightning is a three-person sailing dinghy considered to be one of the most popular and competitive racing classes in the world. At Toronto 2015, Canada will be represented in this mixed class by three of its finest sailors: Jamie Allan, Chantal Leger and

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  • All in the Family – McLaughlins at the Pan Am Games

    The McLaughlin name is a staple in the sailing world with generations of success dating back to the 1940’s. This year is no exception with two generations competing in separate boats at the 2015 Pan Am Games. Terry, and his son, Evert, will be competing in the J24 and Snipe classes, respective

    Monday, June 15, 2015

  • 2015 Sail East at The Bay Wind Regatta

    The 2015 Sail Canada Sail East Championships is being held at St. Margaret Sailing Club’s Bay Wind Regatta on July 16th - 19th in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia. St. Margaret’s Sailing Club is no stranger when it comes to hosting big events on the windy St. Margaret’s Bay. SMSC

    Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Ramsay & Girke sailing solo at Toronto 2015

    Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Kingston, ONSome athletes will do whatever it takes to win an Olympic medal, even if that means switching gears a little - or a lot. Luke Ramsay and Nikola Girke are excellent examples of dedication, perseverance and doing whatever it takes in order to achieve the Olympic d

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  • 2015 Sail Central at HYC Fruitbowl

    The 2015 Sail Canada Sail Central Championships will be taking place at Hudson Yacht Club’s Fruitbowl Regatta from July 23rd- 26th, in Hudson, Quebec. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Fruitbowl Regatta at Hudson Yacht Club. This event has always been a summer favorite among youth sailo

    Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Sail Canada Supports the Sailing the Arctic Race 2017

     The definition of extreme ocean racing is “challenge”. There is no shortage of challenge in competing for the Sailing the Arctic Race (STAR). The challenge is facing the elements of the far north, of winning, of being the first to take on the fabled NorthWest Passage in a racing

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

  • Get Out On The Water

    Ontario Sailing and ROWONTARIO have joined together to bring the joys and fun of being out on the water and learning new skills to people across Ontario. They have teamed up with sailing and rowing clubs across the province to create the “Get out on the Water” initiative. The goal behind

    Monday, June 8, 2015

  • 49erFX debut at Toronto 2015

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Kingston, ONThe ‘Batmobile’ of sailing, with its sleek wing design and extreme speed, appeared for the first time on the Olympic stage at the 2008 Beijing Games. The Men’s double-handed high performance skiff, the 49er, has grown immensely popular over th

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • Canadian Sailors back in Weymouth – ISAF Sailing World Cup

    Sunday, June 7, 2015 - Weymouth, UKThe ISAF World Cup Weymouth and Portland will take place between June 8th – 14th with 4 days of fleet racing and a final day medal race. This is an exciting event, as sailors will be returning to the waters of the 2012 London Olympic Games with prize money an

    Friday, June 5, 2015

  • Tom Saunders - West Hawk Lake Yacht Club

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 - Kingston, ONSail Canada is pleased to announce the Volvo Cars Volunteer of the Month for May.Tom Saunders of West Hawk Lake Yacht Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba.Tom helped resurrect the sailing program at West Hawk Lake Yacht Club in 2006 when there had been no program for over

    Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • Sailor of the Month - Canadian SKUD Team

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 – Kingston ONPan Am qualification, silver medals, breakthrough performances and course records sum up the month of May for Canadian sailors!Possibly one of the most anticipated events this spring were the Pan Am trials held at the Toronto Sailing and Canoe club on Victor

    Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • 17 days until Kingston’s Summer Sailing Begins!

    The action in Kingston this summer kicks off in less than a month, starting with the Laser Canadian Championships. Racing will be from June 20-21st, and for many of the Canadian laser team, it will be the first event back on Canadian soil after their spring European tour.Sail Canada will be hosting

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  • A book for every boater….

    Getting started?Optimist Sailing with Puffy & Friends – Activity book for the young starting out in the Optimist Dinghy CANSail 1 & 2 Workbook - Includes activities and worksheets to support learning how to sail a dinghyBasic Sailing Skills – Introduces the theory & practice

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • Canadian Medal at Soling Worlds

    Friday, May 29, 2015 - Tuscany, ItalyThe 50th Anniversary of the 2015 Soling World Championships came to an end yesterday on May 28th, 2015 at Club Velico Castiglione della Pescaia in Tuscany, Italy. Four teams represented Canada in the 45 boat international fleet. The 5-day event saw all kinds of r

    Friday, May 29, 2015

  • Canadians Gear up for Delta Lloyd

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 - Kingston ONThe Delta Lloyd Regatta is set to begin May 26th with 5 days of racing coming to a close on the 30th of May. Sailors racing in Medemblik will be competing for ISAF world rankings and qualification for the next ISAF World Cup regatta in Weymouth early this June. The

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Canadian Sailing Team Nominated for 2015 Pan Am Games

    18 athletes chosen to represent CanadaTORONTO (May 22, 2015) On Friday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Sail Canada announced the athletes nominated to represent Team Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games from July 10 to 26.Eighteen athletes have been selected to compete in the sail

    Friday, May 22, 2015

  • Weekend Round Up - Pan Am Trials

    Monday, May 19, 2015Toronto, ONSeven classes and over 90 boats sailed the Canadian Olympic Icebreakers Regatta hosted by TSSC in Toronto this weekend featuring the main attraction – 2015 Pan Am Games qualification.The stage was set for an exciting three days of racing for the Pan Am fleets alo

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • North American Safe Boating Awareness Week (May 16th-22nd)

    It’s time to start your engines, hoist your sails and grab your paddles! North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2015 is here! Once again, we need you to join the crew.The May long weekend has traditionally been considered by many as the unofficial start of the Canadian boating season. S

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • Game Day Decision! - Pan Am Trials - Ice Breaker Regatta

    Sunday May 17, 2015 - Toronto, ONThe highly anticipated Pan Am Trials for the J24, Hobie 16, Lightning and Snipe classes got off to a slow start with a no wind on opening day sidelining eager fleets of Toronto 2015 potentials.Day two in Toronto proved to be more fruitful with winds building midday r

    Sunday, May 17, 2015

  • 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

  • The Heat is On! - Pan Am Trials

    Wednesday, May 13 2015 - Toronto, ONJuly 10th marks the date of the Opening ceremonies of the 2015 Pan American Games, with the sailing competition kicking off only a few days later. Top Canadian sailors will have the opportunity to compete for Team Canada in the heart of Toronto.Gearing up for th

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  • Nominate for Volunteer of the Month

    Volvo Cars of Canada has joined Sail Canada in recognizing volunteers from across the country who are dedicated to the sport of sailing. The program is designed to showcase volunteers who support their sailing community through participation with their club or school by activating events or involve

    Friday, May 8, 2015

  • Sailor of the Month - CAN Nacra Team

    Thursday May 7, 2015 – Kingston, ONWorld Cup racing, Charleston race week and historical announcements summarize Canadian sailing in the month of April!Celebrating its 20th year, Charleston Race Week is coined as the largest keelboat regatta in the Western Hemisphere. Nearly 300 teams competin

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • Silver Medal & Top Ten for Canadian Sailors in Lake Garda!

    Monday, May 11, 2015 Garda Trentino Olympic week in Lake Garda came to an end yesterday with some impressive Canadian finishes and season firsts! The event is the second leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup, bringing together some of the best sailors from Europe and around the world! Canadi

    Monday, May 11, 2015

  • Announcing - Sail Canada Gold Medal Pathway

    Sail Canada is proud to present the Athlete Development Pathway! Our goalwith this pathway is to provide upcoming athletes with the appropriatedirection to get started in a career of high performance sailing.Athlete Development PathwayFor any questions please contact High Performance Development Te

    Friday, May 1, 2015

  • Call for Nominations

    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.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  • Bundle Up!

    Racing or Cruising, the Sail Canada Jacket keeps you cozy under your foulies and looking sharp on the dock at day’s end. Top it with the Sail Canada Beanie and you’re all set for sailing this Spring!Sail Canada JacketWhen the weather calls for added protection, this fitted, water-resista

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

  • Diane Reid allocated Amateur Crew for Clipper Round the World Race

    Sixteen Canadians to join Toronto skipper Diane Reid for world’s longest ocean adventure.Announced Monday, 27 April, UK: The first Canadian female skipper in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been revealed as the skipper of Canadian-sponsored yacht entry ClipperTelemed+™ as she

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

  • Canadian Nacra breaks through at World Cup Hyères

    Monday, April 27, 2015Kingston - ONSunday marked the final day of racing in Hyères with live streaming of the medal races including Laser, Radial, RSX & Nacra 17. Canadian Nacra team Luke Ramsay and Nikola Girke made their debut in World Cup medal racing, cracking into the top ten for the

    Monday, April 27, 2015

  • RCYC to Host Sailing at TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games

    TORONTO April 25, 2015 — Top sailors from throughout the Americas will set sail this summer at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, one of Canada’s premiere sailing clubs.With its heritage buildings and idyllic city skyline setting, this historic club has hos

    Monday, April 27, 2015

  • Canadian Sailors set to sail at ISAF World Cup Hyères!

    Monday, April 20, 2015Hyères, FranceThe next installment of the ISAF World Cup will kick off today in Hyères, France. This event brings together the best sailors in the world in all 10 Olympic class boats. The world’s top 30 ranked sailors, as of February, secured their World Cup

    Monday, April 20, 2015

  • March Sailor of the Month-Luke Ramsay

    Friday, April 10, 2015 Kingston, ONBacardi Miami Sailing Week kicked off the month of March delivering excellent racing conditions and atmosphere for 164 teams racing in a range of one-design classes in Coconut Grove, FL. The Star Bacardi Cup was the marquee event of the week with Lars Grael c

    Friday, April 10, 2015

  • National Officials Day

    National Officials Day!April 15th is National Officials Day! Sailors, coaches and event organizers rely heavily on our race officials, who dedicate and volunteer their time, to ensure that our racing season goes off without a hitch! From club level races to international events, officials ensure tha

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  • Volunteer Week - April 12-18

    Sunday, April 12, 2015Kingston, ONIt’s Volunteer Week from April 12-18th!Volunteering is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve communities. Undeniably, Sail Canada volunteers rock!Your

    Sunday, April 12, 2015

  • Sail Canada Statement - Tokyo 2020

    Sail Canada notes with disappointment the latest update from ISAF, however will not give up on the campaign to re-instate sailing in the Paralympic Games. Sail Canada continues to provide ongoing support to our Paralympic sailors preparing for Rio 2016 while maintaining momentum toward the re-instat

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • Next Up - ISAF World Cup Hyères

    Friday, April 3, 2015 - Palma, MallorcaCanadians wrapped up their first European event in Spain today with a good measure of their work leading up to Princesa Sofia along with a list of to-do's before the select group of qualified Canadians hit Hyères, France for the next ISAF Sailing World C

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Final Series kicks off - Princesa Sofia

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015Palma, Mallorca - SpainConditions treated sailors well today with breeze reported from the Nacra course ranging from 9-16kts. All scheduled races were completed for each class and results are up to date with the first day of the final series!In Gold fleet action today, Canadi

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • Canadians move into Gold fleet - Princesa Sofia

    Tuesday, March 31st – Palma, MallorcaThe breeze continues to challenge the sailors on Day 2 of Princesa Sofia Regatta although a little more steady, sailors were forced to wait for the thermal to kick in. Canadian sailors were looking to gain some ground and make the gold fleet cut for final s

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • March Madness - Princesa Sofia

    Monday, March 30 – Palma MallorcaThe first day of racing for the Olympic classes at the Princesa Sofia Regatta proved to be a wild one with winds fluctuating between 2-32kts from all angles on the compass.The Finn class were first up completing two races in the unpredictable elements. Canadian

    Monday, March 30, 2015

  • 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


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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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