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Kingston, February 7, 2023 – Sail Canada announced today that Checklick, an online sailor evaluation service, will now be the official presenter for Sail Canada’s annual Instructor of the Year Award.

Checklick is the online sailor development tracking system used by sailing schools and instructors across Canada as a direct means to offer progress through Sail Canada program standards. Since 2013, the Canadian company has provided to Sail Canada, sailing schools and instructors across the country its online services, offering a simple way to track participants’ development and provide up-to-date progress reports directly to the participants. The service offers additional service with Checklick’s ‘Storefront’ service, membership database and marketplace to sell event tickets or regalia.

Checklick is pleased to present Sail Canada’s annual Instructor of the Year Award, starting this year. The deadline to nominate an instructor, as is the case for most of other Sail Canada awards, is February 11 and nomination forms are available at https://www.sailing.ca/annual-national-awards/

“Sail Canada and Checklick share the values of excellence in leadership, safety and instructor’s development for the benefit of the progression of Canada’s sailors,” said Sail Canada Chief Executive Officer, Don Adams. “Our partnership shines a light on the annual Instructor of the Year Award. With thanks to Checklick, we look forward to presenting Canada’s most recognized Instructors for years to come.”

“My first job as a dockmaster at the age of 16 introduced me to the sailing community,” recalled Checklick President, Dominik Jablecki. “That first experience then led me to a management position where I had the opportunity to work with sailing instructors. It was at that time that I witnessed the passion that sailing instructors have for the sport of sailing and their dedication to passing on their knowledge. It is an honour to, years later, have the opportunity to contribute to an instructor community that demonstrates such a resolute dedication and passion for teaching the sport.”

About Checklick

Checklick is an Athlete Development Tracking System (ADTS™), owned and operated by Checklick Inc. in Toronto, Canada. Checklick has been helping organizations gain insights into their programs by providing a system to build standardized program skill checklists. Instructors and Coaches use the system to evaluate program participants’ skill development and track their progress. As an all-in-one system, Checklick also offers a payment and registration system for organizations to sell their courses, memberships, events and items.

About Sail Canada

Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.

A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.

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Information: 

Patrick Godbout

Communications Manager

Sail Canada

Email: patrick@sailing.ca

Phone: 514-213-9897

Dominik Jablecki

President

Checklick

Email: dominik@checklick.com

Phone: 1-888-779-7710, x. 31