Camps, along with yacht clubs, sailing clubs, windsurfing clubs, and sailing schools are the foundation of the Sail Canada membership program. There are over 40 camps currently members of Sail Canada.

Camps become members of Sail Canada through application to their respective Provincial Sailing Association (PSA). The annual membership fee is paid to the PSA, and half of that is forwarded to Sail Canada. The annual membership fee is a flat rate, $175 per year. For further information or to become a member camp please contact your provincial sailing association or the Sail Canada.

In order to offer Sail Canada programs, courses must be taught by current Sail Canada instructors who are certified at the appropriate level



All camps that are current members of their Provincial Sailing Association and Sail Canada benefit from the following services:

  • The system recognized internationally by World Sailing and the International Sailing Schools Association (ISSA) and nationally by the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada
  • Student certification awarded by the Sail Canada camps is recognized throughout Canada and around the world, providing significant proof of sailing competency
  • Sail Canada Learn to Cruise, Learn to Sail and Learn to Windsurf Programs are supported by resources including a Student Logbook and Basic Student Manual available in French and English
  • The Sail Canada represents the interest of sailing camps and represents the boating community in support of operator proficiency and boating education being provided by the private sector
  • Sail Canada national Instructor training programs and symposiums
  • Preferred rates for Sailing School liability insurance programs
  • Representation by Sail Canada and PSAs to government agencies on issues concerning the regulation and legislation in recreational boating
  • Referral of inquiries for boating lessons to member schools only
  • Sail Canada certification is recognized by charter operators and sailing schools across Canada
  • Listing on Sail Canada website
  • Ability to add job postings to the Sail Canada website.