Nov 9, 2017

Sailcan Todd Alicia KateSail Canada President Todd Irving welcomes Alicia Damley and Kate MacLennan

The 2017 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting and Leader Summit took place in Toronto, ON. The Sail Canada Board of Directors, Staff, Provincial Sailing Associations, Committees, Coaches and Partner Representatives gathered throughout the week to discuss current affairs and establish working plans for 2018.

Sail Canada AGM Presentation

The AGM took place on Friday evening, highlighting the main strategic goals, accomplishments, and planned initiatives for the future. The Sail Canada membership re-elected Todd Irving as President , while welcoming Alicia Damley and Kate MacLennan to the Board for a 3 year term.

Alicia Damley has been in the sailing industry ever since her daughter started sailing at the age of 10. Acquiring her race officer certification, she has been volunteering at different events over the past several years. With skill and knowledge in the investment business industry, Alicia has experience dealing with strategic planning, fundraising and financial oversight.

Kate MacLennan (RCYC), is a keen sailor, and has done her fair share in the sailing community. Between racing and coaching, she is knowledgeable about the sport. With experience as the Director of Junior Sailing at the Glenmore Sailing Club, Kate knows how to expand programs as a result of high demand. As a lawyer, she has experience in developing marketing and business plans.

Sail Canada extended many thanks to departing Board members: Kai Bjorn and Rich Ballantyne who have shown dedication and commitment to the board over the past few years.

Sail Canada AGM Whole Group

Overall, as mentioned by Sail Canada President, Todd Irving “the tone and dynamic of the Leadership meetings and AGM this year was the best in years. The conversations around commitment to working "better together" for the benefit of sailing in Canada seemed lively and engaged. The partners, staff and volunteers were talking about positive solutions and positive outcomes. We look forward to the next steps to enact the ideas and harness the energy of the conference while continuing the dialogue with the community at large.”

Everything you need to know about the AGM & Leader Summit is all listed here!

Destinations

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Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations

Shards Top 5 Caribbean DestinationsBy Paul and Sheryl Shard

Do you ever dream about traveling by boat on sparkling tropical seas as winter sets in at home and the weather turns colder and grayer?

We used to.

Then, almost 30 years ago, we decided to take a big step and do our first bareboat charter in the Caribbean to escape the snow and experience a mid-winter sailing adventure in Paradise. (We were novice sailors then.) My husband, Paul, and I shared a boat with friends on that trip, which made it pretty affordable, and we discovered that winter sailing in the Caribbean didn't have to be merely a dream after all. We got hooked.

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The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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