COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak rapidly evolves in Canada, we are all facing unique challenges. 

The Sail Canada staff remains available to answer any questions by email or phone, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns. 

Sail Canada updates and resources 

Return to Sailing and COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Measures for Sailing Clubs and MembersUpdated May 31, 2021

Return to Sailing Guidelines – Cruising, Keelboat, Power & Navigation ProgramsUpdated May 31, 2021

Return to Sailing Guidelines – CANSail ProgramsUpdated May 31, 2021

2021 Sail Canada Instructor Certification Accommodationposted December 2020

A Note to Our Clubs & Schools posted November 2020

Sail Canada COVID-19 Health and Return to Sailing Task Force

Sail Canada Statement – May 2020 

Sail Canada COVID-19 response 

Sail Canada Social Media 

ROC(M) Instructors COVID-19 Procedure


How to stay updated

Prime Minister news releases 

Government of Canada 

Health Canada 

World Health Organization 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) Advisories

Transport Canada’s COVID-19 Measures Update 

Sport Law and Strategy Group – Managing your sports organization in the COVID-19 environment


Canadian Olympic Committee Waiver Templates

The Canadian Olympic Committee has produced template waivers that can be used by organizations within the Canadian Sport system. These documents can be modified and branded appropriately for club and school use.

Waiver User Guide

Remote Training Waiver

Facility Waiver

Combined Remote Training & Facility Use Waiver

Event Participation Waiver

Remote Training Waiver

Daily Attestation & Agreement


Own the Podium

Return to High Performance Sport Framework, May 2020 
Risk Assessment Tool for Sport R-SAT
Club Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist Tool, Appendix B

Transport Canada Updates

Provincial Sailing Association Updates 


British Columbia


New Brunswick 

Newfoundland and Labrador 

Nova Scotia 






Resources available from World Sailing 

World Sailing Guidance for Event Organizers for the Protection of the Health of Sailing Communities

COVID 19 Risk Assessment Tool (WHO)

COVID 19 Decision Tree (WHO)

COVID 19 Sports Mass Gathering Risk Assessment Matrix (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Find and Break Transmission

Government Subsidies Available 

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

OTP/Gowling WLG Webinar – Financial Support for Sports Organizations During COVID-19


For athletes 

Game Plan Skill Development 

Game Plan Health

Sport for Life offers e-Learning discounts

Services available for your members & groups

Jumpstart – Individual Child Grants – help for eligible families to enter their children into your CANSail Programs

Jumpstart – Community Development Grants – for Sail Canada Schools to help with delivery of CANSail Programs

Sail Canada’s Group Home & Auto by Gallagher


Check back frequently for more information, we will update this document as regulations are passed. 


  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Gallagher Skippers' Plan
  • BMO Sail Canada MasterCard
  • Government of Canada