David Sutcliffe - Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

David Sutcliffe - Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

March 2016 - David Sutcliffe of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

Motivated by the needs of racing and recreational offshore sailors looking for personal survival skills while at sea, David Sutcliffe has been the driving force behind ensuring quality delivery of a Safety at Sea program in Canada. An Offshore racer from the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Sutcliffe built program resources and established minimum standards for instructor qualifications and facility & equipment requirements. The program was first launched in BC to suit sailors’ entry requirements for the annual Vic-Maui Race.

                                                        Mock lesson at recent Sail Canada Personal Safety at Sea Instructor Course
To suit the growing national market for the program, Sutcliffe readily agreed to devote to the training of Instructors from across the country. As a result of his work and that of the skilled and experienced team that he has built, the World Sailing-approved Sail Canada Safety at Sea Course will be more widely available across Canada. Be it on Sail Canada’s Offshore Committee, facilitating the next course delivery, or committing to the highest possible standards of Safety at Sea, David Sutcliffe continues to devote countless volunteer hours and expertise to the benefit of Canadian sailors.
The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club is a Member Club with BC Sailing and Sail Canada. RVYC delivers Sail Canada’s CANSail dinghy programming for juniors, & keelboat training for adults. They host a Junior Race Team and run weeknight racing for their members. Each year RVYC hosts regattas for Offshore, One-design & PHRF class sailors.
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