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       "Get Out On The Water"

The annual Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards offer a premium opportunity to nationally recognize achievements and successes of Canadian sailors and organizations.

ONTARIO SAILING and ROWONTARIO were honoured on Friday, February 26, 2016 when they became the proud recipients of the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Award for "Recreation Event of the Year" for their joint venture, " Get Out On The Water."

l-r: ROWONTARIO Executive Director Derek Ventnor, ONTARIO SAILING President Mark Searle, GET OUT ON THE WATER Project Manager Stephanie McKenzie, ONTARIO SAILING Executive Director Glenn Lethbridge

Stephanie McKenzie, Project Manager of the GOOTW campaign, is the primary reason for the win!  Her exuberance and commitment to the project are infectious and continue to fuel the project's success as it heads into its second year.

In 2015, Stephanie promoted the project to member clubs and the public which resulted in over 101 events and 3278 registered participants. From data provided, 25% of the registered participants financially committed to either programming or membership. For 2016, more partnerships are being featured and the project is sizing up to be better than ever.

If you speak with Stephanie, you get a great deal of insight into how this program affects the sailing community.  "It is in itself groundbreaking," she explains "because it has a large number of clubs following one line of thought and executing it to get more people out on the water."

Visit www.getoutonthewater.ca to see all the club events for 2016!

For more information, please contact Stephanie at 1-888-672-7245 ext. 225 or drop her an email at  stephanie@shellsandsails.ca

"GET OUT ON THE WATER" is a joint initiative between Ontario Sailing & ROWONTARIO funded by the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund. Our goal is to create and rejuvenate the interest and passion in the sports of Sailing and Rowing while bringing more awareness to Ontario clubs and organizations through one mass marketed TRY IT day and open house event scheduled for June 25th 2016.

"GET OUT ON THE WATER" is a no cost, barrier free and safe way to introduce everybody to Sailing or Rowing at their closest club or organization. Clubs and organizations will open their doors to those wanting to try sailing and rowing.  Following these open house and try it events, opportunities will be given to those participating to ensure that they stay involved within a club or sport of their choosing!
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2015-2016 Quest for Gold- Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

FINAL List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced!

Ontario Sailing is pleased to announce the "FINAL" list of athletes nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2015-2016  Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Ontario Sailing, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Forrest Wachholz M Laser
Brendan Aulthouse M Laser
Cameron Sawyer M 49er
Kimberley Kirkpatrick F Radial
Ali Ten Hove F 470
Simone Larose F 49er FX
Clara Gravely F Radial
Naomi Flanagan F 49er FX
Peter Eagar M 2.4m
Matti Muru M Radial
Liam Bruce M Radial
James Juhasz M Radial
Aleksander Magi M Radial

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Race Management Seminars!





Level 1&2 Race Officer Course CFB Trenton Yacht Club April 2 & 3, 2016 $75.71 Irene McNeill & Graham Dougall
Level 1 (Assistant Race Officer) Course Port Dover Yacht Club April 9, 2016 (change of date from April 2, 2016) $53.11 John Weakley & Paul Brennan
Level 1&2 Race Officer Course Kingston Yacht Club April 9 & 10, 2016 $75.71 Ross Cameron & Bill Visser
Level 1&2 Mark Layer Prerequisite Seminar Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club May 14 & 15, 2016 $75.71 John Weakley, Pat Lymburner, & Paul Brennan
* Please click on the course name above for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Krystal at 1-888-672-7245 ext. 221 or info@ontariosailing.ca

"ABYC Seeks a General Manager"

About Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club

Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) is located in the heart of The Beach just East of downtown Toronto.  Founded in 1932, ABYC is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization with, marine, clubhouse, sailing school and gas dock facilities. ABYC offers a licensed bar and dining facilities and operates year round. ABYC has close to 500 members with 275 slips for both sail and power and offers both an active racing and cruising program.

Position overview

ABYC is seeking a candidate for the position of General Manager. This full-time position will report directly to the Senior Vice-Commodore, and will work cooperatively with the Board of Directors. The duties and responsibilities will also include providing leadership and guidance to the Food and Beverage operations, Kitchen, Sailing school and all other staff employees, instructors, and contract workers.

Skills and qualifications
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent with progressive levels of responsibility within a club environment
  • Strong leadership skills, and gets things done attitude (executes)
  • Strong club financial knowledge including financial management tools
  • Strong MS Office suite abilities, Jonas knowledge a plus
  • Food and beverage management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work with a Board of Directors
  • Strong customer focus
  • Knows how to prioritize tasks and projects
Interested candidates should send their résumés and a covering letter by mail or email in strict confidence before March 26th , 2016 to: hr@abyc.on.ca
Only those candidates qualified for interviews will be contacted.

Looking for a Summer Job?

Are you a sailing instructor who is looking for a great summer job?

Then be sure to check out our JOB LISTINGS' page at http://ontariosailing.ca/instructor-services/job-listings/

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