Changes to CYA Recertification Policy
As of July 1st, 2010, the CYA has changed its policy with respect to LTS/R/W Instructor Recertifications. This responsibility has been turned over to the PSAs. For information on the changes click here
. Instructors will now have to:
Attend an appropriate (coaching related) Professional Development (PD) module conducted by a LF or MLF during which the recertifying coach is evaluated on professionalism; OR
Attend a portion of a technical clinic to demonstrate on land and on water coaching conducted by a LF or MLF (including successful evaluation of safety and professionalism); OR
Successfully complete a re-evaluation by an Evaluator
LTS/R/W Instructors who have allowed their certification(s) to lapse will also have to submit a coaching/sailing resume and reference letter.
Ontario Sailing will be holding recertification clinics in the early Fall. Check our website
frequently for information on these clinics. If you have any further questions, please contact Eric via email
or by calling 1-888-672-7245 ext. 226.
First Annual Golf Classic
In Support of the Hans Fogh Fund
An Ontario Sailing Endowment Fund
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Piper's Heath Golf Course
The Ontario Sailing Golf Classic will be a fun day on the golf course to help support our high performance athletes through the Hans Fogh Fund.
Live Auction Opportunity!
Charleston, SC, Thursday May 12- Sunday May 15, 2011
A trip to
South Carolina, for two. This all inclusive getaway will allow you to see the VELUX 5 Oceans race village and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity aboard the Spirit of Carolina. Watch the Eco 60 sailboats as they launch into the final leg of the VELUX 5 Oceans race. Skippers will be heading back to
France, where the race started on October 17, 2010.
Accommodation: Charleston Place Hotel
Guests will be staying at one of the finest hotels in
South Carolina, the Charleston Place. Charleston Place
is an historic premier hotel just minutes from famous homes, museums and churches. World-class luxurious accommodations including a full-service spa and rooftop pool at The Club a private concierge level located on the top two floors; award-winning dining, 28 exclusive boutiques and the legendary Orient-Express service. All in the heart of downtown
Spa treatments, Guided Walking Tours, Charleston Aquarium, Boone Hall Plantation Tour, Harbour Fest Events - VELUX 5 Oceans Visit Race Village and Race Boats, Board Hospitality Boat to See Race start of leg 5 on the "Spirt of Carolina", dining around to sample the local flavour: The Oak Steakhouse, High Cotton, Halls Chop House, Charleston Grill, etc.
Live Auction Information:
In addition to the fabulous Charleston trip, the following former Olympians have each offered a day of coaching to the highest bidder:
- Hans Fogh
- Bernard Luttmer (a day of coaching or a day aboard a Catalina from SWANS)
- Terry McLaughlin
There are some sponsorship opportunities still available. We are also looking for donations for our raffle and silent auction.
If you would like more information on supporting our event, on the event itself or on Ontario Sailing and the Hans Fogh Fund please contact Kathy Chamoun at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 1-888-672-7245 ext. 227. If you would like speak with either of the co-chairs, please contact the co-chairs Carolyn Gagnon, email@example.com
, or Elizabeth Kerr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Media Sponsor:
Hole in One Prize Supplied by:
Ontario Sailing 2010 Dinghy Provincial Championships
The 2010 Dinghy Provincial Championships will be held September 23-26, 2010 for Laser & Radial and September 25-26, 2010 for 29er, 420 & Optimist in Kingston, ON as part of Fall CORK. If you have not paid your registration fee to Ontario Sailing, your scores will not be considered for the Provincial Championships.
In order to participate in the Provincial Championships sailors must participate in a minimum of three of the five Qualifying regattas AND pay a one time registration fee to Ontario Sailing of $28.25 (includes taxes).
This registration fee is above and beyond the cost of the regattas and is not included in any of the regatta prices. It only has to be paid once during the season and must be paid per sailor, not per boat. If a sailor does not pay the registration fee their scores cannot be considered for qualification to participate in the Provincial Championships.
Classes that will be participating in the Provincial Championships are as follows:
Laser, Radial, 420, 29er, Optimist
Qualifying Series Regattas
To pay your 2010 Qualifying Series registration fee simply go to the Regatta Registration page
and log in to your profile or create one if you do not already have a profile. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Ontario Sailing office via email
or 1-888-672-7245 ext. 226.
Port Credit In-Water Boat Show Celebrates 20 Years!
Port Credit In-Water Boat Show Celebrates 20 Years
August 27 to 29, 2010
The 20th Annual Port Credit In-Water Boat Show - one of Ontarios premier in-water boating events - will be held at the Port Credit Harbour Marina
at the Boating Super Centre from August 27th to 29th. The show will feature over 80 new and used boats including new sail boats from Beneteau, C&C, Catalina, Delphia, Dufour, Hansa, Hunter, J-Boats, Jeanneau, and Tartan. On the power side, Sandy Cove Marine will be previewing the Chaparral line and Humber Boats will be returning with the ever-popular eco-boat (the Humber Foton). Visitors can expect to see many pre-owned boats as well.
Returning this year is the Speaker's Theatre. This year's seminar series is entitled 'Living the Dream.' Many of this year's speakers have fulfilled their dreams of sailing the clear, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or Caribbean and will share their experiences. From learning to sail, buying a boat, taking a cruise, anchoring or heading the boat south for the winter, the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show has something for every boater. There will be 19 seminars being held over three days. Don't miss out! Click here for a list of speakers and the 2010 Seminar Schedule.
Back by popular demand is the Consignment Tent sponsored by The Store, Mason's Chandlery
. One boater's junk may be Pirate's Gold to another. Boaters needing to get rid of gently used boat stuff are invited to bring it to The Store prior to the show. The Store staff will sell it on your behalf. Forty percent of the proceeds will be donated to local youth sailing programs.
For the younger boater (or just the young boater at heart), the Port Credit Boat Show is delighted to announce that Tuggy the Safety Tugboat will be in attendance on Saturday and Sunday. Tuggy will be on hand with his operators Jim and Nancee Adams spreading good cheer and promoting the boating lifestyle and boat safety.
So come on down to the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show and help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary.
SHOW TIMES: Friday (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sunday (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
ADMISSION (cash only):
Three-day Weekend Pass $15.00
General Admission (ages 16-64) - $8.00
Seniors (65+) - $5.00
Children under 15 - Free
Ontario Summer Games in Sudbury
Sudbury Welcomes the 2010 Ontario Summer Games
August 10 - 13, 2010
It is a great honour for Greater Sudbury to have been chosen to host the 2010 Ontario Summer Games
is a land replete with unique attractions, diverse culture and friendly northern hospitality. The staging of the Ontario Summer Games will celebrate our achievements in enviro-care, showcase our outstanding facilities and highlight the passion of our community.
With a population of 158,000 and a total area of 3,627 sq. km/ 1,400 sq. mi., Greater Sudbury is the largest centre in Northern Ontario, and is a regional capital that functions as the service hub for all of
a market estimated at 550,000 people.
will take place on
(via the Sudbury Yacht Club) over all three competition days of the 2010 Ontario Summer Games. Athletes will reside at the Travelodge Hotel, while Officials will reside at College Boreal. The event will consist of 33 sailing athletes in total competing in the Novice age category (13-18).
Inviting All Juniors to the Canadian Albacore Championships
The 2010 Canadian Albacore Championships will be held on September 17-19 at the Buffalo Canoe Club in
This year we are happy to announce that we will be adding a Junior Canadian Championship category. There will be a separate start if there are a minimum of 4 boats.
In order to qualify, the junior (under 18) must helm the event. They must also sail a boat owned and registered by a full CAA or USAA member in good standing.
The registration fee for the event is a youth membership ($21.00).
Dinner is not included with the registration fee and tickets may be purchased separately in advance or at the registration desk.
Toronto Easter Seals Regatta 2010
Easter Seals Regatta 2010
Beauty & The Beach Bash
Hosted by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Sunday, August 29, 2010
This year´s regatta, themed Beauty & The Beach Bash
, welcomes both sailboats and powerboats to sail a course around the
and experience a fun day on the water. The Easter Seals Sailpast will kick off the activity stations so that participating boats will have an equal chance to experience some friendly competition for prizes.
For one beautiful summer day each year, the Easter Seals Regatta plays host to racers, cruisers and participants. Each year over 70 Easter Seals kids and their families are able to enjoy an exciting day on the water because of the generosity of many skippers in the Children's Cruising Fleet.
With the vibrant and varied spinnaker of each boat the Easter Seals Regatta at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club will turn the Toronto Harbour into a "sea of colour", making it not only a "must" for participation, but also providing a wonderful show for the many spectators at Harbourfront.
Following the regatta, join us for the Post-Regatta Party on
featuring a delicious BBQ, live music, silent auction, raffle and plenty of family-fun activities.
All participating boats must raise a minimum of $250.00 in donations for Easter Seals kids. Tax receipts are provided for all donations over $20.00.
Many families of kids with physical disabilities can only dream of the chance to spend the day on the water sailing or boating. Host an Easter Seals family on your boat and provide this chance. A minimum of $250.00 in donations is required to participate as a Children's Cruiser.
Corporate Sponsor Perk!
Give your corporate sponsors some visibility. Boats with a $500 corporate donation receive two display banners and 2 tickets to attend the Post Regatta Party.
Please contact Andrea Tulloch
at 416-421-8377 ext. 313 for more information.
Mobility Cup's 20th Anniversary!
The Mobility Cup Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
September 13 - 17, 2010
Spaces are still available for this year's Mobility Cup!
Celebrating its 20th year, Mobility Cup 2010 is Canada's premier international event for sailors with disabilities. Mobility Cup 2010 is a regatta of possibilities.
The Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia (DSA BC) and the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club will welcome 40 sailors from around the world for this event.
Participants will take part in two fleets, twenty in each of Gold and Silver respectively, according to experience, using the fully accessible Martin 16 sloop. So far there are 4 competitors registered in Silver fleet and 9 in the Gold hailing from across
and as far afield as
Last year's Mobility Cup was held in Toronto, Ontario and was a huge success. Final results (including pictures) can be viewed at: http://www.mobilitycup.com/
Canadian Olympian Paul Henderson's Book Available For Purchase
Canadian Olympian Paul Henderson's Book is Now Available!
Paul Henderson, known to all in the industry as the "Pope of Sailing", recounts his life and the history of amateur sailing both at the Olympic and International levels in his book. His back room stories of the Olympics and the IOC are most entertaining. It's a "remarkable voyage from a small island to the whole world."
Paul is also availabe to speak to your organization. Please contact him at email@example.com
or via fax at 416-946-1798.
Paul represented Canada at three Olympic Games, was a four-time USA national champion and a seven-time Canadian champion. He was a Bermuda, Dutch and North American champion, finished first at the world sailing championships and went on to become Canadas Olympic coach in 1972 before taking on an administrative role in 1980.
Paul was named vice-president of the International Sailing Federation (1978-94) before becoming the first non-European president for the next 10 years (1994-2004). Most recently, Paul has been an executive member of the Association of Summer Olympic Sport Federations (2000-04), an IOC member for the 2012 Olympics, as well as a member of the Sport and Environment Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency. He was the president of Torontos 1996 Olympic bid and was on the board of directors for the Vancouver 2010 Games. He proudly carried the Olympic Torch in Toronto in December 2009.
Paul was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and has not forgotten his sailing roots. He is the founder of the Outer Harbour Community Sailing Association in addition to being the director of the Harbourfront Disabled Sailing Association. In 2005, Paul was awarded the ISAFs most prestigious award, the Beppe Croce Trophy
. This hounour is reserved for a few great names who, with their voluntary commitment and devotion, have contributed in an outstanding way to the growth and evolution of sailing over the years.
Order your book today and/or have Paul come and speak to your organization!
HUB: Did You Know...?
New Driver In Your Household? How Will That Affect Your Insurance?
One the most important milestones in a teenagers life is learning how to drive. In todays economy, it is not easy or economical to insure young new drivers, and this is a financial responsibility often assumed by the parents.
Below you will find a list of tips and information that will help parents and teens guide their way through auto insurance.
- G1 drivers are NOT rateable, meaning they will not affect your premium. However, you should notify your broker to add your son/daughter to the auto policy to help them start building their insurance history.
- G2 drivers ARE rateable. Usually, this means premium will now be charged. Ideally, your new driver should be listed as occasional and not a principal as this will save you premium. In order to do this, there must be more vehicles (with road coverage) than drivers in the household.
- YES, Drivers Training reduces the premium -- providing the course is MTO approved! It is recommended that drivers training is taken while the new driver has a G1 license. This way, when they do graduate to G2, and premium is charged, the driver training discount will be applied right away.
- Newer driver purchasing his or her own car? There are advantages and disadvantages to a) registering the car in mom or dads name or b) registering the car in the young drivers name. Your HUB Insurance Advisor will be happy to explain your options!
These tips are general rules of thumb only, and may not fit all situations. For the definitive word, contact your insurance broker.
As a member of the Ontario Sailing, you may be eligible for a discount on your boat, home, auto, and cottage insurance!
Contact HUB International today for a no-obligation quote!!
1.888.717.S A I L (7245)
Be sure to print a copy of the tips to keep on your fridge to remind your loved ones or keep in your glove box in case you ever need to refer to them!
The Nautical Mind Book Corner
Content provided by The Nautical Mind Bookstore
Outrageous Grace by John Otterbacher
(To order click here
A truly inspirational story. John Otterbacher a former senator, psychotherapist and survivor of seven heart operations puts to sea with his family. A remarkable story of conquering fears and a 4,000 mile dramatic crossing of the Atlantic with landfall in
The Cure For Anything Is Salt Water by Mary South
(To order click here
Want to quit your job and sail off on your dream? Follow Mary South as she did just that: quit her job in the publishing industry, sold her house, graduated from seamanship school and moved aboard her 40-foot steel trawler. Follow her cruising down the Intracoastal Waterway, off
, and into the Atlantic finding love and enjoying her dream. Specially priced at $6.99 for those warm, warm days.
Once Is Enough by Miles Smeeton
(To order click here
A classic all-time favourite nautical book. A fantastic story of the Smeetons attempt to sail around
in their ketch Tzu Hang. Despite being pitchpolled and swept into the icy Southern Ocean, they lived to try rounding the horn again. Again they were demasted and almost sunk by a rogue wave. They tried a third time and I'll leave it to you to see if they rounded the Horn.
Ontario Sailing ENewsletter & Other Submissions
If you are from a member organization and have something you'd like to see posted in the Ontario Sailing ENewsletter or on the Ontario Sailing home page please send your submission to Kathy Chamoun at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Your submission will be reviewed and you will be notified as to whether or not it will be posted.
As well, if you have any job postings for instructors or regattas to post on the Ontario Sailing website please also contact Kathy Chamoun.
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