Our Members

Provincial Sailing Associations

Sail Canada is proud of the long and mutually beneficial partnership we have enjoyed with our 10 Member Provincial Sailing Associations. Sail Canada’s many programs and services are delivered through these provincial associations.

Yacht & Sailing Clubs

Yacht clubs, sailing clubs and windsurfing clubs are the foundation of the Sail Canada membership program. There are almost 300 clubs currently members of Sail Canada.

Clubs become members of Sail Canada by applying to their respective provincial sailing association (PSA). The annual club membership fee is based on the number of members in each club and is calculated on “adult”, “family” or equivalent membership categories. The membership fee is paid to the PSA, a portion of that is forwarded to Sail Canada. For further information, or to become a member club please contact a provincial sailing association or Sail Canada.

All persons recognized as members in good standing of a Sail Canada / PSA member club are considered to be members of Sail Canada. A club listing of all members should be provided to Sail Canada/PSA so that services may be provided to all members.

Sailing Schools

Sailing Schools, along with yacht clubs, sailing clubs and windsurfing clubs are the foundation of the Sail Canada membership program. There are over 300 schools currently members of the Sail Canada.

Many commercial and non-commercial sailing and power-boating centres are members of Sail Canada. Schools become members of the Sail Canada through application to their respective provincial sailing association (PSA). The annual membership fee is paid to the PSA, half of that is forwarded to Sail Canada. For further information or to become a member school please contact your provincial sailing association or 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.

Camps

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 the Sail Canada.

Camps become members of the Sail Canada through application to their respective Provincial Sailing Association (PSA). The annual membership fee is paid to the PSA, half of that is forwarded to Sail Canada. The annual membership fee is a flat rate, $150 per year. For further information or to become a member camp please contact your provincial sailing association or 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

Affiliate Organizations

Sail Canada Affiliate Organizations, along with yacht clubs, sailing clubs, windsurfing clubs sailing schools and camps are the foundation of the Sail Canada membership program. The Affiliate Organization membership is an appropriate membership category for out of Canada organizations that have as their primary interest the sport of sailing and would like to advertise job postings on the Sail Canada website.

Affiliate organizations become members of the Sail Canada through application to Sail Canada. The annual membership fee is paid to Sail Canada. The annual membership fee is a flat rate, $100 per year. For further information or to become a member affiliate organization please contact 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.

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.

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 class@sailing.ca. There is an annual membership fee of $100.


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