Sail Canada & SailTies introduce a new social & logging app to Canadian sailors

An easy way to log and share your on-water time, keep digital records, and relive your sailing experiences

Kingston, June 11, 2024 – Sail Canada is pleased to highlight a new platform, SailTies, the free sailing log application built for smartphones and designed for the way people go sailing today. Since 2021, thousands of Canadian sailors already use SailTies to easily record and share their sailing experiences and draw inspiration from the online community of SailTies users.

SailTies is a digital platform that compliments a sailor’s hardcopy logbook, preventing the loss of records and certifications by misplacing paperwork or damaging your logbook with water. The app replaces the need to fill out a logbook as its built-in capabilities can track distances and hours on the water, tie to weather information in the paid version, and add crew and positions to their log. You can also import tracks from other navigation platforms or devices from your past sailings.

Challenge your friends and family to gain experience and log time on the water with SailTies. Connect your socials so that everyone onboard can add their photos, videos and logs to the track to build the full picture of the trip. These memories can be shared with friends, family and any existing sailing clubs and communities.

“We are excited to partner with Sail Canada so that more Canadian boaters can enjoy a beautiful, digital record of their sailing,” said Chris Jacobs, co-founder of SailTies. “Thousands of members have already been using the app, adding their hard-earned certificates to their digital wallet and logging millions of miles of traveling, from coast to coast to coast, on oceans, lakes and rivers. As a sailor myself, it’s fantastic that Sail Canada is leading the way in supporting technology to modernize boating and making sure that sailors don’t lose those precious memories and miles.”

“I’m excited to see more ways to share your sailing experience with SailTies” says Nick Allinson, programs Coordinator at Sail Canada. “SailTies has so many functionalities that make logging a breeze and really builds upon your Sail Canada logbook and certifications. I’ve installed the app myself and am looking forward to sharing my summer days on the water with friends and family via social media.”

SailTies is free to use, with an optional SailTies Plus subscription for sailors who wish to unlock even more from their voyages.

SailTies is available for iOS and Android systems. You can download SailTies at

More information regarding SailTies is available at

About Sail Canada
Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.

A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.