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If your club is offering an open house day to the community for people to try sailing, please send an email to services@ontariosailing.ca  confirming that you will be doing an event so we can start promoting it on your behalf. If you know your date, please send that as well.
A flyer at the Toronto Boat Show and the Toronto Adventure Show will be given to interested people with your club name and date (or that a date will be announced).   Please send information by January 15th to be in the Boat Show flyer.
Your event will also go on the Get Out On the Water website (https://getoutonthewater.ca/). As you get more information confirmed, please forward it ... things like date, hours and website link for registration. Extra information (such as directions or what they should bring) can also be added to the website.
Clubs that have added their events have seen increases in registration.
Send your information to services@ontariosailing.ca as soon as possible!

Visit us at the Toronto International Boat Show ... Booth 1442

Be sure to visit us at our interactive Ontario Sailing booth (#1442) to enjoy our many activities and displays!
  • Sailing Simulator
    • Get a hands on sailing experience! For individuals 100 lbs or less.
  • Virtual Reality Sailing
    • What does sailing feel like? Experience sailing from the comfort of our booth - no lifejacket required!
  • Hiking Bench
    • Think you have what it takes to sail a laser? Test your endurance against an Olympian!
  • Knots
    • Learn how to tie the most useful sailing knots.
  • Life Raft
    • Be prepared in case of an accident on the water. Learn what to pack in your ditch bag!
Friday, January 18th (Preview Day) - 2pm to 8pm
Saturday, January 19th - 10am to 7pm
Sunday, January 20th - 10am to 6pm
Weekdays (21st - 25th) - 11am to 8pm
Saturday, January 26th 10am to 7pm
Sunday, January 27th - 10am to 5pm

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

Apply to be a Dinghy Learning Facilitator

Ontario Sailing is now accepting applications for the 2019 Sail Canada Learning Facilitator Clinic.  The clinic will take place at the Buffalo Canoe Club, Ridgeway, Ontario.  The clinic will begin on Wednesday, April 24th and run through to Sunday, April 28th, 2019.
CLICK HERE for the 2019 Learning Facilitator Clinic Candidate Eligibility Criteria.
CLICK HERE for the 2019 Learning Facilitator Clinic Candidate Application
Application Deadline: January 14, 2019

Please return completed applications to Cam at programs@ontariosailing.ca

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!


Ontario Sailing Quest for Gold
Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2018 - 2019

Quest for Gold   - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2018-2019 (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)
Athletes applying for Residency Exception must submit written documentation to Ontario Sailing  no later than Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (see above Information Package for more details).
Completed applications  MUST be submitted  NO LATER THAN
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET
(see above Information Package for more details).
  For more information, please contact Cam at  programs@ontariosailing.ca  or 905-572-7245 ext. 227.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Britannia Yacht Club 
2777 Cassels Street, Ottawa
9:00am - 4:30pm

COST: $66.33 (includes taxes, morning snack, and lunch)
Pre-registration is required. To Register,  CLICK HERE

Once on the registration page, click on the NAME of the course for more information and/or click on REGISTER (to the right of the listing) to register for the course.
Judge seminars are provided through the Sail Canada Judges Program and are led by certified International Judges and National Judges from Ontario. They are based on principles of adult education with mini lectures and group activities to involve the learners in the application of the theory and practice of judging. Units of study include:
  • Planning the hearing
  • Conducting hearings
  • Writing facts and Conclusions
  • Requests for Redress
  • Tricky situations that arise at regattas
  • Details of the Sail Canada Judges program
If you have any questions, please contact Krystal at 1-888-672-7245 ext. 221 or info@ontariosailing.ca .

Upcoming Race Management Courses



Level 1&2 Race Officer Course Cobourg Yacht Club March 23 & 24, 2019 $77.41 (includes tax) Bill Visser & Ross Cameron
Level 1&2 Race Officer Course Royal Canadian Yacht Club April 6 & 7, 2019 $77.41 (includes tax) Graham Dougall & David Sprague
Level 1&2 Race Officer Course Bronte Harbour Yacht Club April 12 & 13, 2019 $77.41 (includes tax) Irene McNeill & Janet Geisberger

Pre-registration is Required.
To Register for one of the courses above,  CLICK HERE.

Once on the registration page, click on the NAME of the course for more information and/or click on REGISTER (to the right of the listing) to register for the course.
If you have any questions, please contact Krystal at 1-888-672-7245 ext. 221 or info@ontariosailing.ca .

A Couple of Spots Still Available!
Apply today to be a BOOM host site!

In an effort to bring sailing to more people across the province, Ontario Sailing equips two complete mobile sailing schools that travel to different locations every summer.  Each mobile team, consisting of two qualified instructors, delivers Sail Canada's CANSail 1 &2 basic sailing levels for students ages 8-14 during the day time, as well as adult evening lessons if requested.

The primary goal of the BOOM Mobile Program is to aid communities or clubs with the development of their own sailing schools over time. For those moving towards developing a Learn-To-Sail program in your community, this program is a great way to promote the sport and gain support and interest in the community.

If there is no accredited sailing school at your sailing club or in the community, let us bring one of our BOOM Mobile Sailing Schools to you!  Now running for over 35 years, Ontario Sailing's BOOM mobile program has introduced over 30,000 people to the sport of sailing.


If you have any questions, please contact Julie at  services@ontariosailing.ca or 1-888-672-7214 ext. 226.

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