Sail Canada News Update
Sail Canada is saddened to hear the news of the passing of Tim Irwin.
A true staple within the sailing community, Tim was the friendly face all sailors would see during their time at CORK. As one of the founding members of CORK – Sail Kingston, he was always found helping thousands of sailors over the years. It is safe to say that most of these regatta memories involve Tim in some way, always pushing sailors to be the best versions of themselves.
A well-decorated sailor, Tim attended the 1968 Summer Olympics in the Dragon with fellow crew Steve Tupper and Dave Millar. Finishing 4th overall in the waters of Alcapulco in Mexico. His racing knowledge and experience brought him to be one of the torchbearers for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Recognized for many of his talents, Tim was recently awarded the President’s Award at the 2019 Sail Canada Award recipient, for his outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing.
Not only did he take pride in his work with CORK, but he also took his profound racing knowledge and applied it to the programs in the area. A well-respected sailor, and friend that will greatly be missed by all.
2020 Sail Canada Virtual AGM
During a 2018 board meeting, Sail Canada’s Board raised the prospect of incorporating a virtual platform for the current in-person Annual General Meeting (AGM) format. With coast-to-coast stakeholders, a virtual AGM would facilitate increased transparency, easier and more accessible stakeholder participation while lowering costs for both Sail Canada and participants.
The various constraints due to COVID-19 has accelerated the urgency of a virtual AGM option.
The Board has committed to having a virtual AGM option for 2020 and, going forward.
The 2020 Sail Canada AGM will be virtual only and will take place on Friday, October 16th . More details will be communicated in the near future.
Sarah Douglas shows off the 2020 Tokyo Podium Wear with Team Canada!
Call for Photos
In time to prepare Sail Canada’s 2021-2024 Rule Book & ePub, we are inviting submissions of images for consideration to adorn the next Rule Book cover for the next 4 year period!
Submit your photo:
- by September 4th 2020
- to firstname.lastname@example.org