Second Call for Nominations

Second Call for Nominations

Second Call for Nominations: Nominations for the position of President and two positions of Director at Large are to be received by Sail Canada no later than September 10, 2017.

The Nominating Committee of Sail Canada is calling for nominations from interested individuals who are prepared to help shape the future of the sport of Sailing in Canada. Candidates for election to the Sail Canada Board of Directors must be at least 18 and be a member in good standing of a member club, class or other member organization.

The Board consists of the President, six Directors at large and two Athlete Directors. Every year at the AGM, Board vacancies are replaced through an election by the Members. The term of office for the President is two years and is eligible to be elected for a second term. Directors at large serve for three years in rotation with two retiring each year. Directors at large are eligible to be elected for a second term. Athlete Directors are elected by members of the Canadian Sailing Team in a separate process.

There will be two Director at large positions up for election at the 2017 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting to be held on October 20, 2017. One Director has completed a second and final three year term and one Directior has finished a first, three year term. The Chair position is also up for election with incumbent having completed the first of a possible two, 2 year terms.

The Nominating Committee performs a recruiting role in accordance with Sail Canada by-laws, issuing the call for candidates and publishing the list of candidates with brief biographies.

The Board has examined the professional skills and background of the existing Directors and has determined that persons with previous Board experience and a background in Human Resource management or Legal affairs would enhance the Board; and specifically encourages people with those backgrounds to apply.

The election process must ensure that there are a minimum of two members of each gender on the board of directors, not including the Athlete Directors. The nominating committee are also tasked with ensuring that there is reasonable representation of official languages, regions and differing physical abilities amongst the candidates.
Interested persons should send their name, contact information and qualifications to:
Nominating Committee 
Nominating Committee
Sail Canada
53 Yonge Street, Kingston, ON, K7M 6G4

Any questions can be addressed to Nominating Committee Chair, Alan Lombard at

The Sail Canada by-laws are available here; Sail Canada By-laws.

The current Board of Directors and nominations received to date for election to the Board of Directors at the 2017 AGM are as follows:


Current Board of Directors

(year term expires; term number)


(received to date)



Todd Irving (’17; 1st term) – ON

 Eric Hill  - NS

Todd Irving - ON




Directors at Large

Kai Bjorn ('17; 2nd term) – QC

Richard Ballantyne (’17; 1st term) – BC

Karen McRae (’18; 1st term) – ON

Bob Greenhalgh (’18; 1st term) – ON

Janet MacMillan (’19; 2nd term) – NS

Hugh McGugan (’19; 2nd term) – ON

Alicia Damley  – ON

Eric Hill  – NS

Kate MacLennan – AB




Athlete Directors

Justin Barnes – ON

Lisa Ross - NS


The positions of the Board of Directors will be decided by means of a vote by the membership at the Sail Canada Annual General Meeting.

The 2017 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting will be held in Toronto, ON on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Any Member entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting shall be entitled to appoint, in writing, a proxy to attend the meeting on that Member's behalf and to exercise all voting rights. Please see the Bylaws of the Association for detailed membership and voting information.

Sail Canada is the national sports organization representing the sport of Sailing in Canada. It represents all participants, including recreational sailors, and high performance athletes at the club, provincial, national and international level.