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Sail Canada (officially the Canadian Yachting Association) is Canada's governing body for the sport of sailing. Sail Canada is a "Member National Authority" of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Organization of sailing in Canada is divided into four groups: yacht clubs, Provincial Sailing Associations,...What does Sail Canada mean for Canadian Yachting?
Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) has recently rebranded itself as ‘Sail Canada’. Canadian Yachting Magazine interviewed Sail Canada’s President, Alan Lombard, and Executive Director, Paddy Boyd, to learn about this change, how it fits in with the organization’s strategic plan and how it benefits Canadian boaters and sailors.Why did CYA rebrand to sail Canada?
Canadian Yachting (CY): The move to rebranding CYA as Sail Canada is a big one. What was the catalyst for this change? Alan Lombard (AL): The rebranding of CYA to Sail Canada was largely an effort to better represent all of the different vessels and sailing levels encompassed by the organization.Who is the accredited boating safety provider in Canada?
Sail Canada is accredited by Transport Canada to deliver boating safety courses and administer tests for the issuance of Pleasure Craft Operator Cards, including replacement cards, under the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations.