In 1991, at the second annual CYA Sail Training Symposium, the Sarnia Yacht Club donated a trophy in honour of William Abbott Senior, who as well as being one of Canada’s best known yacht builders, has contributed significantly to sail training at Sarnia Yacht Club.

The purpose of the trophy is to recognize the many fine programs run by dedicated volunteers throughout Canada and to share the information among clubs for the improvement of their sail-training programs. In order to be eligible, the nominated program must:

a) Be run by a club or school member in good standing of Sail Canada.

b) Employ Sail Canada certified instructor(s).

c) Follow the Sail Canada program and use the Sail Canada material.


2022 Glenmore Sailing School
2021 Glenmore Sailing School
2020 Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders
2019 Glenmore Sailing School
2018 Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club
2017 Écovoile Baie des Chaleurs
2016 Bedford Basin Yacht Club
2015 Club de voile Deux-Montagnes
2014 Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
2013 Nepean Sailing Club
2012 Vancouver Island School Sailing League – Royal Victoria Yacht Club
2011 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
2010 BC Sailing Mobile Optimist Sailing School
2009 Ontario Sailing BOOM and Access BOOM Program
2008 Nepean Sailing School
2007 WaveSkills Sailing School (Charlottetown, PEI)
2006 Regional Cadet Support Unit Pacific
2005 Kingston Yacht Club
2004 Britannia Yacht Club (Ottawa, ON)
2003 Parry Sound Sailing School, division of Sail Parry Sound, Inc.
2002 Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (Hamilton, ON)
2001 Burrard Yacht Club (North Vancouver, B.C.)
2000 Central Okanagan Sailing Association (B.C.)
1999 Lake of Bays Sailing Club, ON)
1998 Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club (NFLD)
1997 Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (ON)
1996 Ottawa Sailing School (ON)
1995 Niagara on the Lake Sailing Club (ON)
1994 Bedford Basin Yacht Club (N.S.)
1993 Hamilton West Sailing Adventures (ON)
1992 Sarnia Yacht Club (Sarnia, ON)
1991 Central Okanagan Sailing Association, B.C.