Established in 1931, Sail Canada, previously named Canadian Yachting Association, is the national governing body for the sport of sailing. We are committed to excellence in performance, developing our leaders and training our sailors. The pursuit of Olympic success fuels our focus not only on our Team athletes but also on Canada’s next generation of performance sailors, and all the partners, clubs and coaches who support them. 

This culture is strewn throughout all that we do. Sail Canada believes that everyone should experience what sailing has to offer and everyone can sail. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs and schools, sailing is promoted in all its forms. From dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and parasailing, we set standards and deliver programs for Canadians of all ages and abilities. Facilitating programs from home pond to podium – we set sail to win and sail for life.


“Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world-class athletes, lifelong participants, and inclusive culture”

LEAD, ENABLE, DRIVE Working with our partner organizations, we LEAD as a national sports organization, ENABLE enhanced participation and DRIVE sport development and performance for all.

Our Fundamental Values

  • Collaboration and Innovation
  • Transparency, Accountability, Integrity
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Culture of Excellence
  • Safety for All
  • Environmental Sustainability

> Download the condensed version of the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan

> Check out the long version of the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan