Membership Overview

Membership Overview

Why does your membership matter?

Your membership supports:
  • The Sail Canada High Performance Program (Canadian Sailing Team & Canadian Sailing Development Squad)
  • Training for international events (Olympics, Pan Am Games)
  • The evolution of the sport of sailing in Canada
  • Development and delivery of National Sail Training Programs in dinghies, keelboats, cruising, power boats & more!
  • Development and delivery of Race Official Training Programs
  • The development of programs to allow people with disabilities to participate in the sport
  • The promotion of the sport nationwide

Your membership allows you the right

  • To access and deliver Sail Canada Programs
  • To race and compete!
  • As mandated by World Sailing and the Racing Rules of Sailing, the right to race is reserved for members of clubs who are members of Sail Canada in national & regional championships, as well as overseas
  • To improve and develop your skills
  • To access resources in order to enhance your knowledge
  • To host Sail Canada Events and Championships
  • To the Protest and Appeals process

Your membership helps provide

  • Sail Canada Events and Championships
  • Annual Sailing Award (Rolex Sailor of the Year)
  • Training Camps for sailors
  • Instructor, Coach and Officials Training Programs
  • Sailing programs in rural communities across Canada (Did you know that since the community of Mabou launched their sailing program 7 years ago there are now more sailors in the community than hockey players?)
  • Secure funding from Sport Canada and provincial governments to support club infrastructure, new programs and professional development
  • Financial Assistance Program (FAP) to distribute donations from supporting individuals and companies to programs deemed by Sail Canada to be eligible to receive such monies. As a registered Amateur Athletic Association, Sail Canada has the right to issue tax receipts to donating individuals and companies where the donation complies with the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Lobbying for: safer waterways, better life jacket policies & flare reductions

Your membership gives you

  • A Boat Donation program – to assist Sail Canada member clubs acquire donated boats and provide tax receipts to donors
  • RC Stevenson Boat Loan fund – to assist Sail Canada member clubs in the purchase of sail boats to be used for junior training.
  • Job Postings – member clubs and schools are able to publish job postings on the Sail Canada website; more than 100 jobs are posted each year.
  • Preferred rates on specific marine insurance programs – Gallagher Skippers’ Plan
  • National online sailor profiles
  • Club Regalia & Team Gear discount rates with Helly Hansen
  • 40% online discount to Coleman products
  • Preferred member rates with the Sail Canada Group Home & Auto program by Gallagher Insurance

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