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Enjoy the last weekend of the Toronto International Boat Show

Be sure to visit us at our new interactive Ontario Sailing booth (#1442) to enjoy our many activities and displays!

Frideay - 11am to 8pm
Saturday -  10am to 7pm
Sunday -  10am to 6pm


The Toronto International Boat Show takes place at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd. Toronto

For more information, visit the Boat Show website at  http://www.torontoboatshow.com/


Ontario Sailing Quest for Gold
Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2017 - 2018


Quest for Gold   - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2017-2018 (OAAP) is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), and operated through the Sport, Recreation & Community Programs Division. The overarching goal of the Quest for Gold - OAAP is directly related to the High Performance Sport goal of the Canadian Sport Policy - that Canadians are systematically achieving world-class results at the highest levels of international competition - by improving the performance and number of Ontario athletes performing at the national and international level, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.

Specific objectives of the program are:
  1. To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
  2. To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
  3. To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training;
  4. To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  5. To increase athlete access to improved high performance coaching; and
  6. To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.
The intent of the OAAP is to provide funding to individual athletes in the sport's Train to Train and Train to Win categories based on their demonstrated commitment to high performance sport, allowing them to continue to pursue athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition. Only those athletes that meet the required minimum performance standard detailed in this Selection Criteria will be considered for this program.  Ideally an athlete will first receive a Quest for Gold "Ontario Card" for 1 to 3 years, which will allow them to train towards the goal of a national team position in subsequent years.  Once an Ontario athlete reaches the national level and becomes a recipient of Sport Canada's carding program, they become eligible for the Quest for Gold "Canada Card".  Athletes who are not planning to train towards this level of competition should not apply for this program.

CLICK BELOW to download:
  1. THE APPLICATION PACKAGE (in either pdf or doc format)
$500.00 Deposit Required (deposit will be applied to team fees)!  Please contact Cam Lymburner at programs@ontariosailing.ca or 905-572-7245 ext. 227 to arrange to make your deposit.


Athletes applying for Residency Exception must submit written documentation to Ontario Sailing  no later than Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (see above Information Package for more details).
Completed applications (and $500.00 deposit)
MUST be submitted  NO LATER THAN
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET
(see above Information Package for more details).
  For more information, contact Cam Lymburner at  programs@ontariosailing.ca  or 905-572-7245 ext. 227.

March Break Open Single Handed Laser Development Camp

March 11 - 17, 2018

Miami, Florida

Ontario Sailing will host an open  laser standard & radial development camp in sunny Miami as the first of a four-part camp series. With the aim of boosting participation in the province, we hope you will join us! Coaches Chris Cowan and Chris Hewson will cover areas including boat handling, boat speed, starting, tactics & strategy, and yearly training program advice. Biscayne Bay offers pristine sailing conditions and is a perfect place for you to sharpen your skills. Make it a spring break to remember!

Camp Details:
  • March 11-17, 2018
  • Rest day: March 14, 2018- No sailing this day
Spaces Available:
  • 10 boats per class- registration open until all spaces filled.
Skill Prerequisites:
  • 1+ year in club racing program.
  • 170lbs body weight (full rig minimum weight).
  • **Must be able to comfortably sail in winds up to 20kts**
Charter Boats:
  • Limited charter boats will be available through the coach on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Cost for the charter boat is $450USD ($75US/sailing day) or $600CAD.
  • ** charter boats require a cash payment on-site as money is given directly to boat owners**
Camp Cost:
Daily Schedule:
  • TBA. Expect an approximate schedule of 10am- 5pm.
  • Each day will include a mix of fitness, video, on-water drills, and debriefs.
CLICK HERE for flyer.

For camp questions, please contact Chris Cowan at lasercoach@ontariosailing.ca

For registration problems, please contact programs@ontariosailing.ca

Upcoming Ontario Sailing Seminars

  Sponsored by:             

Dave Dellenbaugh's Speed & Smarts presents 2 seminars ... Starting & Upwind.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

9am - 4pm

Port Credit Yacht Club

Cost: $125.00 plus HST (includes lunch and a 1-year subscription to Speed & Smarts newlsletter (approx. value $50.00)

For more information and to register for this seminar, visit https://ontariosailing.ca/news/ontario-sailing-seminar-1/


Sharon Green of Ultimate Sailing presents Sharon Green: Exposed!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

1pm - 4pm

Royal Canadian Yacht Club

Cost: $80.00 plus HST

For more information and to register for this seminar, visit https://ontariosailing.ca/feature/ontario-sailing-seminar-2/

Upcoming Race Management Courses 



Level 1&2 Race Officer Course
Toronto Hydroplane & Sailing Club
March 3 & 4, 2018 $77.41 (includes tax) Graham Dougall & Pat Lymburner
Level 1&2 Race Officer Course
Oakville Yacht Squadron March 3 & 4, 2018 $77.41 (includes tax)
Dave Sprague & Paul Brennan
Level 1&2 Race Officer Course
Kingston Yacht Club March 10 & 11, 2018 $77.41 (includes tax)
Ross Cameron & Bill Visser
Level 1&2 Race Officer Course
Nepean Sailing Club March 17 & 18, 2018 $77.41 (includes tax)
Bill Visser & Ross Cameron
Level 1 Assistant Race Officer Course
Port Credit Yacht Club March 24, 2018 $54.24 (includes tax)
Pat Lymburner & Janet Geisberger

For more information on each course,  CLICK HERE
and then click on the NAME of the course.
To Register, CLICK HERE
and click on the REGISTER button to the right of the listing.
If you have any questions, please contact Krystal at 1-888-672-7245 ext. 221 or info@ontariosailing.ca .
 Upcoming LOCCA Meeting!

In the past, the LOCCA (Lake Ontario Club Cruising Association) meeting was scheduled after the Ontario Sailing AGM in January at the Toronto Boat Show.  In 2017, Ontario Sailing moved their AGM to November.  Therefore, the LOCCA meeting is now scheduled for February 2018.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Registration:  8:30 am - 9:00 am
Meeting:  9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club

Meeting Agenda:
* Presentations on Cruising
* LOCCA Futures -  Website updates & other future activities
* Session to encourage coordination of Reciprocal Club Cruises among clubs

RSVP your attendance to info@locca.org

Instructor Courses Now On-line!

If your instructor certifications and/or prerequisites are not up-to-date or you're looking to become an instructor, you can sign up for Instructor Courses at:
Are you a Sailing Instructor who is looking for a great Summer Job?

Then be sure to check out our JOB LISTINGS' page at:

Remember to check back often as the page is constantly being updated!

Get Funding to Hire Young Canadians for Summer Jobs in 2018!

Employers can now submit funding applications for Canada Summer Jobs 2018.

CLICK HERE for more information.

DEADLINE: February 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST


Funding for Coaches is Available!

The Quest for Gold COACH BURSARY funding is still available for coaches who have taken any Sport Scpecific Courses from April 1, 2017 until now.

Receive 60% of your course fee OR 70% for workshop and evaluation fees back through Quest for Gold!  Visit  http://coachesontario.ca/qfg/bursary-program/ for more information!

Women & Girls in Leadership & Sport Conference

May 11 & 12, 2018

University of Toronto, Scarborough

CLICK HERE for an informational poster!