Class Associations

As a Member National Authority, Sail Canada is a representative for Canadian Class Associations at the international (ISAF) level. Currently there are over 30 Sail Canada recognized class association members in Canada. Sailors are encouraged to contact their respective Class Associations to find out what racing circuits, organized class development and/or recreational cruises are now available in their region or across Canada.

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Become a Sail Canada Member Class Association!

New or existing class associations simply apply or re-apply for annual membership with Sail Canada.  Returning the Sail Canada Class Association Information form to There is an annual membership fee of $100.

Services Available for Sail Canada Member Class Associations

  • Opportunity to apply to and utilize Sail Canada's Financial Assistance Program (FAP) for eligible sailors’ campaigns and class programs
  • Letters of endorsement for applications to your international Class Association to host a World Championship, applications for hosting grants, and in delivery of sponsor packages
  • When hosting a World Championship event in Canada, the Sail Canada provides guidance, support and submission of applications for funding with Sport Canada’s Hosting Program
  • Sail Canada provides your Association with any relative first hand notices from ISAF (Rules, Event Grading, etc.)
  • Assistance and guidance in Event Planning:
    • Notices of Race
    • Sailing Instructions
  • Assistance in recruiting Sail Canada certified Race Officials - Race Management teams, Jury & Umpires - for any of your one design events
  • Assistance in recruitment of certified & insured Coaches and Expert contributors at Training Camps
  • Upon receipt of information & / or links, visibility for your Class and any sponsors by means of, Feature and News articles, Sail Canada’s e-Newsletter, Communiqués to Provincial partners and Regional programs, Member mailings
  • For your Class National Championship, Member Class Associations receive 1 set Sail Canada medallions for top 3 boats
  • Access to Duty Exemption for new equipment being brought into Canada

Opportunity for your Class at Sail Canada's Women's Keelboat Championships

  • Round up the girls & women in your class and make sure you send a team off to the annual Sail Canada Women’s Keelboat Championships!  This event puts all female teams in a common class – the high quality training and racing results in prominent experiences that the ladies will bring back to your Class events.

Eligibility for Annual Sail Canada Award Nomination

Great history is apparent in Sail Canada's Awards list.  Many Sail Canada Awards are awarded at the annual Sail Canada Awards Night.  The recipients of Sail Canada awards are honoured and recognized nationally and internationally.  Keep key volunteers in your organization informed of the Sail Canada Awards selection criteria, deadlines and nomination procedures.  Get your best sailors, volunteers and venues recognized!

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