Happy Holidays!

Ontario Sailing will be closed for the holidays commencing on Friday, December 18, 2020 at noon.

We will return to our work-from-home offices on Monday, January 4, 2021.

We wish everyone a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Very Healthy and Happy New Year!
2021 Workshops, Seminars
and Information Sessions

Ontario Sailing is excited to announce a series of online seminars, information sessions and workshops we are planning for first half of 2021. From cruising to coaching to camps and clubs, we’ve got you covered.

For more details and dates, check our website and our social media channels in the new year.

Registration for these online sessions will open in January 2021.

Cruising/Keel/Power Schools and instructors:
  • Information Session -> January 27, 2021

Club Administrators:
  • ONCA, Governance & Your Bylaws -> February 10, 2021

  • ICANSail Level and Community Instructor Training -> February 25, 2021

Dinghy Schools:
  • Preparing for the 2021 Season and Staff Training -> March 2021 - Date TBA
  • Race Coach Workshop and Mentorship Forum -> March 2021 - Date TBA
Current Judges, Race, Officers and Mark Setters:
  • Topic TBA -> March 2021 - Date TBA
  • 2021 Provincial Team Selection Process and Athlete Pathways -> April 2021 - Date TBA
  • Tips, Resources and Curriculum Planning -> June 2021 - Date TBA

Call for Clubs/Schools to
Host Dinghy Instructor Clinics in 2021

It is time to set the schedule for our 2021 dingy instructor training programs! We are looking for member clubs and schools to serve as host sites for training clinics.  
To express interest in hosting dinghy instructor clinicsFOLLOW THIS LINK to fill out a short form before January 14, 2021.  
** You can also submit questions about hosting clinics at the link provided above.   
Ontario Sailing provides an honorarium for the use of equipment and facilities detailed below. Ontario Sailing also handles the registration, staffing and delivery of the courses.  
Host sites to provide (please note this list is not exhaustive):

  • Access to their restroom and changeroom facilities.
  • Use of 8-16 single-handed boats (or boats that can be safely single-handed).
  • Four (4) coach boats with all safety gear and 8 marks with anchor and rode.
  • A sheltered outdoor space for on-land lessons.
  • A point person who can assist with access to facilities.
Dinghy instructors are essential to sailing schools, camps and clubs across the province. We are grateful to member organizations for hosting our training programs!
Call for Clubs/Schools to
Host Keel/Power and Cruising Instructor Clinics
in 2021

Each year, sailing schools, instructor evaluators and Ontario Sailing work in partnership to train new keelboat and cruising instructors. We are seeking expressions of interest from member clubs and sailing schools to host cruising instructor clinics in 2021. 
To express interest in hosting keel/power and cruising instructor clinics, FOLLOW THIS LINK to fill out a short form before January 14, 2021.  
** You’ll also find more information about clinic hosting agreements at the link provided above. You can also ask questions in the box provided. 
Many thanks to our member organizations for partnering with us to deliver these important training opportunities for keel/power and cruising instructors! 
Are you a Sailing Instructor who is looking for a great Summer Job in 2021?

Then be sure to check out the JOB LISTINGS' page on our website.

And remember to check back often as the page is constantly being updated!
Ontario Sailing is pleased to announce a
COVID Recovery Fund
in Support of
Member Organizations

To date, Ontario Sailing recognizes that many of our member organizations have not qualified for grants and financial supports offered by the government during the COVID pandemic and even those organizations that have qualified for funding, still face financial challenges from increased costs moving forward. As such, Ontario Sailing decided to allocate a portion of funding we received from the federal government to support member organizations directly with small financial grants. While over $50,000 has been designated for direct member organization support, given the number of member organizations, it is anticipated that the maximum of any single grant would be $1,000. We anticipate a large number of our members will apply and we will make efforts to provide support to as many as possible.
We recognize that each organization has different needs and each of you have been impacted by COVID differently. The intent of these funds represents a small amount of support as you recover from the impacts in 2020 and prepare for the upcoming year. We don’t know what 2021 will bring but we do know that it will likely continue to look different, with the pandemic having a long-lasting impact on how we all operate.
Main contacts for all member organizations received information on the Fund and how to apply last week. We look forward to being able to confirm with recipients in early February.
If you have questions about the process or fund, please reach out to Lisa Roddie at lisa@ontariosailing.ca.

COVID-19 Updates

Updates regarding COVID-19 can be found on the front page of our website at https://ontariosailing.ca/news/covid-19-information/.
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 https://ontariosailing.ca/about/ontario-sailing-staff/  along with staff responsibilities.

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