Sail Canada Updates
Sail Canada continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 health pandemic and will provide the sailing community with regular updates through our website, social media, and weekly newsletters. The health and safety of our members continues to be the main priority.
We are here to help you during this time!
Contact the Sail Canada staff and members of your Provincial Sailing Associations with any questions or concern you might have.
A look at good things happening!
This year many of us are delayed in getting to see our boats. If this is you, you might feel a bit worried about how your boat is doing. What if it’s been damaged while ashore in the off-season?
Did you know that most insurance companies are being flexible to the greatest extent possible? Here’s one example: To the end of July 2020, Aviva (i.e. Skippers’ Plan) has committed to not cancelling policies for non-payment if a client has lost their job.
It’s Safe Boating Awareness Week
With social distancing a way of life over the past months, Canadians are itching to get back on the water. In many areas of Canada, it will become a reality this long weekend. For those of you that are able to go boating, the CSBC (Canadian Safe Boating Council) wants to remind you that the water is still cold and for many, your boat has been laid up over the winter and your boating skills might be rusty.
- Wear Your Lifejacket
- Boat Sober
- Be Prepared, You and Your Boat
- Take a Boating Course
- Be Aware of Cold Water Risks
Remember to stay safe, and learn the best tips and tricks from the CSBC here!
Race Management Learning Session
Join your fellow Sail Canada Race Officers for a learning session!
While meeting in person is not possible, the Sail Canada Race Management Sub-Committee would like to offer opportunities for development and learning virtually. The first session will focus on Target Times, including:
- The need for target time models
- How to use the models prior and during the race
- Race duration forecasting
- How to make your own models
- Model accuracy challenges
- Links to existing target time models
This session is open to all who are interested. It will be delivered in English. Advanced sign up is required.