Wednesday, May 04, 2011


The Nominating Committee of the CYA 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 Board must be at least 18 and be a member in good standing of a member club, class or other member organization.
Every year at the AGM, the President and six Directors at Large are elected by the Members.  Two directors retire in rotation, but if they have only served one term, they are eligible for re-election.
A nominating committee performs a recruiting role in accordance with the CYA by-laws, issuing the call for candidates and publishing the list of candidates with brief biographies. 
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 the Nominating Committee at  or by regular mail to:
Nominating Committee, Canadian Yachting Association, 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, ON, K7M 6G4
The CYA by-laws are available here. CYA By-laws