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Important Update on COVID Regulations
Reopening and Step One

Ontario is moving to Step One in the province’s Reopening plan effective Friday June 11th, 2021, at 12:01am. While this allows a little more flexibility in activities it continues to maintain several layers of restrictions as COVID remains a serious issue in our province.

We are excited to see the province progress to Step One of Reopening. Sailing, as an outdoor sport, is allowed several opportunities that many activities, businesses and other organizations are not yet permitted.

Some of the things that are permitted for sailing and boating clubs with conditions are:
  • Clubs can be open as long as the maximum capacity ensures 2m distancing can take place. We know every location differs greatly in this area.
  • The only portions of inside the club buildings that can be open are washrooms, first aid areas or spaces to access these specific areas. Staff (or designated volunteers) can access areas to support repairs, docking or launching of boats and watercraft.
  • Recreational boating can happen with household groups. Boat owners are responsible to ensure that everyone on board their boat at any time is from the same household. (In addition to direct household members, caregivers or an individual who lives alone can join one household group).
  • Sailing schools that operate programs classified as Day Camps (programs for children and youth offered for full days for a minimum of one week) are permitted to operate as long as they operate within the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health.
  • Training for individuals doing singlehanded sailing can occur within distancing and other limitations.
  • Formal recreational instruction can take place as long as 2m distancing is maintained.
  • Organized public events and social gatherings are limited to 10 people and outside only.

It is important to understand that the following is currently not permitted under the Province of Ontario’s Provincial Regulations:
  • Racing – no competition of any kind is currently allowed in Ontario for any sport or activity.
  • Being on a boat with people outside of your household for recreational boating or being within 2m of other people within structured programs offered by the club.
  • Note that the level of vaccination of the individuals involved in any activity has no bearing on what is permitted under the provincial Regulations

Clubs have been provided with details and support to navigate the many limitations and requirements around the above permitted activities. Ontario Sailing staff will continue to work to update your club leadership as the situation progresses so they can make decisions appropriate to your unique situation. 

Stay Safe and Please Follow the Regulations.
Please Note: Ontario Sailing does not set any COVID-19-related regulations or restrictions regarding your activities. We are sharing publicly available information regarding Provincial laws. Each organization’s board is responsible for understanding your organization’s legal situation, managing the risks, making decisions on how to proceed, and managing any consequences; Ontario Sailing takes no responsibility for your reliance on the information we provide in our COVID-19-related communications.

Kite Information Session

Thursday, June 10, 2021

7:O0pm ET

Ontario Sailing will be hosting a Kite Information Session on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm ET.

Ontario Sailing invites you to join Executive Director Glenn Lethbridge who will discuss and take questions on how Ontario Sailing can support the Kite community. Joining Glenn will be guests from Sail Canada.

Ontario Sailing is the funded Provincial Sport Body for Sailing in Ontario; Sail Canada is the National Body with Kites being a part of the community.

Please pre-register for the session at the link below. A confirmation email will be sent to you with a login link for the event. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder if you don’t see it in your inbox.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on how Ontario Sailing can support the Kite community!
Assistant Race Officer Course

June 15 & 16, 2021

Dates: Tuesday June 15, 2021 AND Wednesday June 16, 2021
Times: 7:00pm - 10:00pm ET
Participants MUST attend both sessions to earn their Assistant Race Officer certification.

COST: $28.25 (includes taxes)

You will receive a confirmation email upon registering, a digital copy of the `Join the Race Committee Team` book, and pre-course instructions via email prior to the course. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder if you don`t see these emails in your inbox.
National #GoSailing Days

July 31 - August 1, 2021

Canadians will be invited to discover the joy of sailing or to enjoy their favourite sport this summer, particularly over the weekend of July 31st and August 1st as Sail Canada, in collaboration with the Provincial Associations, sailing clubs and schools across the country, will stage various initiation activities during the 2021 #GoSailing days.

The events will be held in accordance with the public health and social measures that are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizations who are looking to take part in these #GoSailing days can record the activities they are planning on July 31 and August 1 at They have until July 20 to do so. Over the next few months, clubs and schools will also have access to promotional tools that are designed to introduce sailing to Canadians, especially in the context of the competitions that will be held at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

On July 31st and August 1st, Canadians looking to get acquainted with sailing in the company of their family members will find all the details on the programming offered by participating clubs and schools on Sail Canada’s website at

Sailing fans will also find a list of activities that will enable them to celebrate their sport.
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COVID-19 Updates

Updates regarding COVID-19 can be found on the front page of our website at
We update this page on a regular basis so be sure to check back often.

Although the Ontario Sailing office is closed as staff participate in physical distancing, staff can be reached directly by email. A list of staff email addresses can be found at  along with staff responsibilities.
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