Skippers’ Plan

It's time your boat paid you back.
You’ve cared for your boat and kept it at a fine club. Now, thanks to your Sail Canada membership, your boat can repay you by giving you exclusive access to SC extra benefits on your Skippers’ Plan insurance PLUS preferred rates on, auto and commercial insurance.

To learn more about Skippers' Plan please visit www.skippersplan.com. If you have questions about this partnership, please direct them to or call Sail Canada at (613) 545-3044 .

 

CANSail Training Sites

CANSail Programming
The following are Sail Canada’s Registered CANSail Training Sites in 2013!

BRITISH COLUMBIA
BC Sailing
Bowen Island Yacht Club
CFSA Esquimalt
Mobile Optimist Sailing School
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

West Vancouver Yacht Club

ALBERTA
Northern Alberta Sailing College
Alberta Sailing Association
Calgary Yacht Club

SASKATCHEWAN
Sask Sailing Mobile School

MANITOBA
Winnipeg Sailing Centre at Fort Whyte Alive
Gimli Yacht Club
Learn to Sail at Pelican Yacht Club
Manitoba Sail Training
Mobile Sailing School
Sail Thunder Bay
West Hawk Lake Yacht Club

ONTARIO
Advantage Boating
Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club
Barrie Yacht Club
Bay of Quinte Yacht Club
Britania Yacht Club
Brockville Yacht Club
Bronte Harbour Yacht Club
Buffalo Canoe Club
Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
Camp Ponacka
Collins Bay Yacht Club
Collingwood Sailing School
Conestoga Sailing School
Dalhousie Yacht Club
Deep River Yacht & Tennis Club
Erieau Yacht Club
Etobicoke Yacht Club
Fanshawe Yacht Club
Glouster Pool Sailing Association
Guelph Community Boating Club
Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating
Junior Sailing Club of Windsor and West Essex County
Kanata Sailing Club
Kingston Yacht Club
Lac Deschnes Sailing Club
Lake Joseph Yacht Club
Little Current Yacht Club
Mooredale Sailing Club
Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club
National Yacht Club
Nepean Sailing Club
Niagara on the Lake Sailing Club
Oakville Yacht Squadron
Ontario Mobile Programs
Ottawa New Edinburgh Club
Outer Harbour Sailing Federation
Port Credit Yacht Club
Port Dover Yacht Club
Queen City Yacht Club
Rondeau Yacht Club
Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
Sail Georgian Bay
Sail Parry Sound
Sailing Fanatics
Sarnia Yacht Club
Scarborough Bluffs Sailing Club
South Muskoka Sailing Club
Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club
Temiskaming Shores Sailing School
The Boulevard Club
Toronto Garrison Yacht Club
Toronto Island Sailing Club
Toronto Sailing Club
Toronto Windsurfing Club
Westwood Sailing Club
YMCA Camp Kitchikewana

NEW BRUNSWICK
Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club

NOVA SCOTIA
Armdale Yacht Club
Aylesford Lake YC
Bedford Basin Yacht Club
Bras d'Or Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club
Dartmouth Yacht Club
Hubbards Sailing Club
Lunenburg Yacht Club
Mira Boat Club
Northern Yacht Club
Nova Scotia Yachting Association
Petpeswick Yacht Club
Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
Shearwater Yacht Club
Shelburne Yacht Club
St. Margaret Sailing Club
St. Mary's Boat Club
Waegwoltic Club

NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR
RNYC Sailing School

 

Mercury Marine



 

Since the company was founded in 1939, Mercury has consistently emphasized quality, innovation and reliability. Its product brands include Mercury outboards, Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboards, Mercury Racing products, Mercury Precision Parts and Accessories, Inflatables, Mercury and Typhoon propellers and Mercury Jet Drives.

All CYA Members in good standing are eligible to receive rebates in a number of Mercury Boats and Motors. 

Mercury Inflatable boat models: 240 Roll up, 270 Sport, 285 Limited Edition/310 Air Deck, 430 Heavy-Duty, 330 Ocean Runner and 280/310 Dynamic Series in PVC and selected Mercury Outboard motors are all included in the rebate offer.

 

Click Here for more information on this program

Click Here to Visit the Mercury Marine Website

RC Stevenson Boat Loan Fund

The CYA Boat Loan Fund is named in honour of R.C. Stevenson, a long-time member of the Canadian Yachting Association and an avid sailor whose initiative and foresight helped to establish this fund.

The purpose of this fund is to assist CYA member clubs in the purchase of sailboats to be used for Junior Training.

The CYA will lend member clubs an amount equal to two-thirds of the total cost of the purchase price of a minimum of two (2) boats or a maximum of five (5) boats. The maximum loan per boat shall not exceed $5,000.

To apply for a loan, please complete the attached application form and return it to the CYA, along with your latest two years of Financial Statements. As the fund is not unlimited, loans are approved on a first-come first-served basis. We suggest you make your application as soon as possible. As this is a self-circulating fund, money is distributed as it becomes available.

The loan shall be for a two year period - without interest - but with a 4% service charge. This service charge enables the Boat Loan Fund to grow slightly each year. 50% of the loan and service charge is payable after one year and the remaining 50% of the loan and service charge is payable on the second anniversary date of the loan.

NOTE: This plan is for the purpose of purchasing training boats and ONLY fully paid-up CYA member clubs who have been in good standing for the previous two years are eligible.

Click here to download the application form

CYA Mosaik MasterCard

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As a member of the Canadian Yachting Association, YOU can earn rewards and keep them while supporting CYA at no additional cost to you!

Reward yourself.

Customize your CYA Mosaik® MasterCard®* with the Reward Program (AIR MILES®† or CashBack®), Interest Rate Plan (No Fee or Low Rate) and Travel Features you want. Your CYA Mosaik MasterCard is flexible – you can add or change features easily.
With every purchase you make with your card, BMO Bank of Montreal makes a financial contribution to CYA to help support Canada’s national sailing teams at no additional cost to you.

Apply Today!

Apply Now and get a 5.9% introductory interest rate for 6 months!
http://www.bmo.com/mosaik


 

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Rolex

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Rolex has been a proud sponsor of sailing in Canada and Sail Canada since 1986. Rolex has a philanthropic tradition of supporting exceptional talent, quality, and achievement. The Rolex Institute aims at sharing the recognition of individuals who through their initiatives, excel in their chosen fields, making a meaningful contribution to the world in which we live.

Rolex Canada annually sponsors Sail Canada programs and the Rolex Awards Banquet. The Rolex Sailor of the Year Award is an annual award that recognizes Canadian sailors who have brought recognition to the sport of sailing.

To learn more about Rolex please visit www.rolex.com. If you have questions about this partnership, please direct them to or call Sail Canada at (613) 545-3044 .

Members

 

Club Members

Click here to find Sail Canada member Yacht and Sailing Clubs in good standing

Yacht clubs, sailing clubs and windsurfing clubs are the foundation of the Sail Canada membership program. Sail Canada is the national voice for Canadian sailors from recreational boating, to competitive and international racing.

As a paid member of your Sail Canada affiliated club, you are automatically a member of Sail Canada. You are therefore entitled to these benefits, and many more!

A club listing of all members should be provided to Sail Canada/PSA so that services can be provided to all members.

Membership Benefits to Individuals of Clubs

Members of Sail Canada affiliated clubs are entitled to these services and benefits:

  • Sail Canada membership card obtained through the club office
  • Reciprocal privileges with other clubs. Contact your club or PSA for details.
  • "Right to race" in events (provided other eligibility criteria are met)
  • Able to participate in Sail Canada and PSA championships
  • Maintenance of racing rule structure
  • Right to appeal decisions of protests to Sail Canada or PSA (where applicable)
  • Access to special boat, home and auto insurance rates with the Skippers' Plan
  • Handicapping information
  • Ability to participate in race officer training program
  • Ability to participate in judge and umpire training programs
  • Offshore sail numbers registry
  • Participation in Sail Canada Awards program
  • Access to provincial and Canadian Sailing Team programs as per established criteria
  • Invited to use BMO Affinity Mastercard. With each use you help to suppost the Canadian Sailing Team.
  • Access to the Sail Canada Financial Assistance program, such as donation receipt programs, or funding assistance for high performance athletes, and programs

Corporate Partners

Sail Canada is proud to recognize its corporate sponsors. Our sponsors share our mission of making sailing a lifelong activity for Canadians through excellence in competition and training. Their support helps to bring excellence to the next generation of sailors. Direct support for the Canadian Sailing Team creates role models and medal winners that make Canada proud.

   
  Skippers' Plan Marine Insurance  

 

 

 


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Mercury Marine

 
 
CYA Mosaik MasterCard

 

Sail Canada represents 10 provincial sailing associations, 255 yacht clubs, 97 sailing schools, 38 class associations, 34 camps and an estimated 8 million Canadian boaters. In addition, the Association represents over 1,200 sailing instructors and coaches from coast-to-coast who interact with more than 35,000 students annually.

Sail Canada can provide customized partnerships to meet your needs. For more information, please contact

Affiliate Organizations

Sail Canada Affiliate Organizations, along with yacht clubs, sailing clubs, windsurfing clubs sailing schools and camps are the foundation of the Sail Canada membership program. The Affiliate Organization membership is an appropriate membership category for out of Canada organizations that have as their primary interest the sport of sailing and would like to advertise job postings on the Sail Canada website.

Affiliate organizations become members of the Sail Canada through application to Sail Canada. The annual membership fee is paid to Sail Canada. The annual membership fee is a flat rate, $100 per year. For further information or to become a member affiliate organization please contact the Sail Canada.

In order to offer Sail Canada programs, courses must be taught by current Sail Canada instructors who are certified at the appropriate level.

Services and Benefits to Affiliate Organizations

All schools that are current members of their provincial sailing association and Sail Canada benefit from the following services:

  • Representation by Sail Canada and PSAs to government agencies on issues concerning regulation and legislation in recreational boating
  • Link to and listing of your organization on Sail Canada website
  • Right to use Sail Canada logo to show affiliation with national organization
  • Able to participate in Sail Canada national award program
  • Invited to use BMO Affinity MasterCard. With each use you help to support the Canadian Sailing Team
  • Ability to add job postings to the Sail Canadawebsite
  • Certificate of Sail Canada membership for organizations is provided

Click Here for a list of Affiliate Organizations

Class Associations

As a Member National Authority, Sail Canada is a representative for Canadian Class Associations at the international (ISAF) level. Currently there are over 30 Sail Canada recognized class association members in Canada. Sailors are encouraged to contact their respective Class Associations to find out what racing circuits, organized class development and/or recreational cruises are now available in their region or across Canada.

Survey:
Let us know how Sail Canada can improve services and benefits to your class! Click here.
 

Become a Sail Canada Member Class Association!

New or existing class associations simply apply or re-apply for annual membership with Sail Canada.  Returning the Sail Canada Class Association Information form to . There is an annual membership fee. In 2013 and years prior, that fee was $100 per year.

Services Available for Sail Canada Member Class Associations

  • Opportunity to apply to and utilize Sail Canada's Financial Assistance Program (FAP) for eligible sailors’ campaigns and class programs
  • Letters of endorsement for applications to your international Class Association to host a World Championship, applications for hosting grants, and in delivery of sponsor packages
  • When hosting a World Championship event in Canada, the Sail Canada provides guidance, support and submission of applications for funding with Sport Canada’s Hosting Program
  • Sail Canada provides your Association with any relative first hand notices from ISAF (Rules, Event Grading, etc.)
  • Assistance and guidance in Event Planning:
    • Notices of Race
    • Sailing Instructions
  • Assistance in recruiting Sail Canada certified Race Officials - Race Management teams, Jury & Umpires - for any of your one design events
  • Assistance in recruitment of certified & insured Coaches and Expert contributors at Training Camps
  • Upon receipt of information & / or links, visibility for your Class and any sponsors by means of sailing.ca, Feature and News articles, Sail Canada’s e-Newsletter, Communiqués to Provincial partners and Regional programs, Member mailings
  • For your Class National Championship, Member Class Associations receive 1 set Sail Canada medallions for top 3 boats - other CYA paraphernalia may be available upon request
  • Access to Duty Exemption for new equipment being brought into Canada

Opportunity for your Class at Sail Canada's Women's Keelboat Championships

  • Round up the girls & women in your class and make sure you send a team off to the annual Sail Canada Women’s Keelboat Championships!  This event puts all female teams in a common class – the high quality training and racing results in prominent experiences that the ladies will bring back to your Class events.

Eligibility for Annual Sail Canada Award Nomination

Great history is apparent in Sail Canada's Awards list.  Many Sail Canada Awards are awarded at the annual Sail Canada Awards Night.  The recipients of Sail Canada awards are honoured and recognized nationally and internationally.  Keep key volunteers in your organization informed of the Sail Canada Awards selection criteria, deadlines and nomination procedures.  Get your best sailors, volunteers and venues recognized!

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CYA Camps

Click here for a list of CYA member Camps

Camps, along with yacht clubs, sailing clubs, windsurfing clubs and sailing schools are the foundation of the CYA membership program. There are over 40 camps currently members of the CYA.

Camps become members of the Canadian Yachting Association through application to their respective Provincial Sailing Association (PSA). The annual membership fee is paid to the PSA, half of that is forwarded to CYA. The annual membership fee is a flat rate, $150 per year. For further information or to become a member camp please contact your provincial sailing association or the CYA.

In order to offer CYA programs, courses must be taught by current CYA instructors who are certified at the appropriate level

Services and Benefits to Camps

All camps that are current members of their Provincial Sailing Association and CYA benefit from the following services:

  • System recognized internationally by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and the International Sailing Schools Association (ISSA) and nationally by the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport  Canada
  • Student certification awarded by the CYA camps is recognized throughout Canada and around the world, providing significant proof of sailing competency
  • CYA Learn to Cruise, Learn to Sail and Learn to Windsurf Programs are supported by resources including a Student Logbook and Basic Student Manual available in French and English
  • The CYA represents the interest of sailing camps, and represents the boating community in support of operator proficiency and boating education being provided by the private sector
  • CYA national Instructor training programs and symposiums
  • Preferred rates for Sailing School liability insurance programs
  • Representation by CYA and PSAs to government agencies on issues concerning regulation and legislation in recreational boating
  • Referral of inquiries for boating lessons to member schools only
  • CYA certification recognized by charter operators and sailing schools across Canada
  • Listing on CYA website
  • Ability to add job postings to the CYA website.

CYA Member Camps

Sailing Schools

Click Here for a list of Sailing Schools

Sailing Schools, along with yacht clubs, sailing clubs and windsurfing clubs are the foundation of the CYA membership program. There are over 175 schools currently members of the CYA.

Many commercial and non-commercial sailing and power-boating centres are members of the CYA. Schools become members of the Canadian Yachting Association through application to their respective provincial sailing association (PSA). The annual membership fee is paid to the PSA, half of that is forwarded to CYA. The annual membership fee is a flat rate, $200 per year. For further information or to become a member school please contact your provincial sailing association or the CYA.

In order to offer CYA programs, courses must be taught by current CYA instructors who are certified at the appropriate level.

Services and Benefits to Schools

All schools that are current members of their provincial sailing association and CYA benefit from the following services:

  • CYA training system is recognized internationally by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and nationally by the Canadian Coast Guard
  • Student certification awarded by the CYA instructors is recognized throughout Canada and around the world, providing significant proof of sailing competency
  • CYA certification is recognized by charter operators across Canada
  • Representation by CYA and PSAs to government agencies on issues concerning regulation and legislation in recreational boating
  • The CYA represents the interest of schools, and represents the boating community in support of operator proficiency and boating education
  • Access to "How to" publications such as Sail Training Directors Handbook.
  • Preferred rates for Sailing School liability insurance programs - contact for details
  • CYA Learn to Cruise and Learn to Sail Programs are supported by resources including Student Logbook and Student Manual available in French and English
  • CYA national Instructor training programs and symposiums
  • Link to and listing of your school on CYA website - Let us know if there are changes in the school contact information.
  • Access to CYA national instructor training programs, instructor placement service and job advertising.  Click here for more information on posting job advertisements to the CYA website.  
  • Voting rights at CYA Annual General Meeting
  • Right to use CYA logo to show affiliation with national organization
  • Able to participate in CYA national award program
  • Invited to use BMO Affinity MasterCard. With each use you help to support the Canadian Sailing Team
  • Certificate of CYA membership for organizations is provided

Yacht and Sailing Clubs

Click here to find Sail Canada member Yacht and Sailing Clubs in good standing

Yacht clubs, sailing clubs and windsurfing clubs are the foundation of the Sail Canada membership program. There are 255 clubs currently members of Sail Canada.

Clubs become members of Sail Canada by applying to their respective provincial sailing association (PSA). The annual club membership fee is based on the number of members in each club and is calculated on "adult", "family" or equivalent membership categories. The membership fee is paid to the PSA, a portion of that is forwarded to Sail Canada. For further information, or to become a member club please contact a provincial sailing association or the Sail Canada.

All persons recognized as members in good standing of a Sail Canada / PSA member club are considered to be members of Sail Canada. A club listing of all members should be provided to Sail Canada/PSA so that services may be provided to all members.

Services and Benefits to Clubs

All clubs that are current members of their provincial sailing association and Sail Canada benefit from the following services:

  • Sail Canada Membership cards for individual members of clubs, and certificate of membership for organizations are provided
  • Voting rights at Sail Canada Annual General Meeting
  • Sail Canada represents the interests of clubs to: ISAF, political forums, Coast Guard, government agencies, marine organizations, etc.
  • Assistance with racing development clinics, regatta management (consultation)
  • Access to Sail Canada national instructor training programs, instructor placement service and job advertising
  • Members of the club gain "right to race" in events, using the Racing Rules of Sailing
  • Access to appeals and protest process
  • May receive and contribute to Sail Canada email newsletter
  • PSA newsletter, directory and mailings (where applicable)
  • Reciprocal privileges with other clubs (encourage and facilitate). Conact the PSA for details.
  • Special Insurance rates on Directors Liability, sailing school, and regatta liability insurance - contact for details
  • Club members gain access to special boat, home and auto insurance rates with the Skippers' Plan
  • R.C. Stevenson Boat Loan Fund. This fund was established to assist Sail Canada member clubs in the purchase of sail boats to be used for junior training. Click here for more information.
  • Access to Sail Canada Financial Assistance program, such as donation receipt programs, or funding assistance for high performance athletes, and programs
  • Opportunity to host provincial, national and world championships
  • Access to resources such as Sail Canada "How to" publications, Sail Directors Handbook, Race Management, Protest Committee Handbooks, etc
  • Link to and listing of your club on Sail Canada website - Let us know if there are changes in the club contact information.
  • Able to participate in Sail Canada national awards program
  • Invited to use BMO Affinity MasterCard. With each use you help to support the Canadian Sailing Team.
  • Access to post Instructor Job Advertisements on the Sail Canada Website. Click here for more information.  

Provincial Sailing Associations

Sail Canada is proud of the long and mutually beneficial partnership we have enjoyed with our 10 Member Provincial Sailing Associations. The Sail Canada's many programs and services are delivered through these provincial associations. Please find below contact information for the PSA in your province.


BC Sailing Association

#195-3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2
Phone:  604-333-3628
Fax:      604-333-3626
E-mail:
www.bcsailing.bc.ca
Executive Director: Tine Moberg-Parker
President: John Abel


Alberta Sailing

P.O. Box 52058 Edmonton Trail, Calgary, AB T2E 8K9
Tel: (403) 617-9092
E-mail:
www.albertasailing.com
Executive Director: Fie Hulsker
President: Ron Hewitt


Saskatchewan Sailing Clubs Association

510 Cynthia Street, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7
Tel: (306) 975-0833
Fax: (306) 242-8007
E-mail:
www.sasksail.com
Technical Director / Coach: Mark Lammens
President: Mike Ritchie


Sail Manitoba

409-145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6
Tel: (204) 925-5647
Fax: (204) 925-5792
E-mail:
www.sailmanitoba.com
Executive Director/ Head Coach - Brigitte Smutny
President: Nancy Foliott


Ontario Sailing

65 Guise Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 8B4
Tel: (905) 572-7245
Fax: (905) 572-6056
Toll Free Tel: (888) 672-7245
Toll Free Fax: (877) 677-7275
E-mail:
www.ontariosailing.ca
Executive Director: Glenn Lethbridge
President: Mark Searle


Fédération de voile du Québec

4545 Pierre-de-Coubertin, C.P. 1000, Succ. M, Montréal, PQ H1V 3R2
Tel: (514) 252-3097
Fax: (514) 252-3158
E-mail:
www.voile.qc.ca
Executive Director: Natalie Matthon
President: Marc-André Littée


New Brunswick Sailing Association

105 Bird Avenue, Fredericton, NB E3A 2H8
Tel: (506) 472-2117
Fax: (506) 472-2116
E-mail:
www.nbsailing.nb.ca
Executive Director: Sharon Mills
President: Mickey Cormier


Sail Nova Scotia

5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor, Halifax, NS B3J 1G6
Tel: 902-425-5450 x 312
Fax: (902) 425-5606
E-mail:
www.nsya.ns.ca
Executive Director: Frank Denis
President: Richard Dube


Sail Prince Edward Island

Box 6708 York Point, PE, C0A 1H0
Tel: 902-629-5989
E-mail:
www.peisailing.com
Executive Director: Ellen MacPhail
President: Pat Patterson


Sail Newfoundland & Labrador

P.O.Box 23102 Churchill Square St.John's,NL, A1B 4J9
Tel:
E-mail:  
President: Ryan Kelly