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Comp Dev Coach Review
This webpage is not public and is for the sole use of appointed members of the CANSail Race
Development Coach Review Team (November 2011).

PROGRAM FILES -

Acknowledgements

Analyzing Performance Feedback and Video Skills

Coach Leadership

Evaluation Checklist

Program Pathway to Certification

Program Design Management

Sport Science Module

Structuring a Practice

Supporting Competitive Experiences

Tactics Strategy

Laser Radial Guide

Skiff Guide

NCCP Code of Ethics

CYA Coach Code of Conduct

Development Coach Program - Selection Criteria

Development Coach Program - Grandfathering Recommendation




Wet Feet
CYA Wet Feet - Official Launch

The CYA is pleased to announce that the Wet Feet Program has been launched nationally! The program,
which was developed by BC sailing focuses on making younge children feel comfortable around,
near, on and in the water while using an optimist dinghy. All skills are taught, practiced and
developed using fun games and activities both on and off the water.

Information for clubs:

      Instructor Nomination Flyer & Form - To be sent to clubs & schools encouraging them to
      nominate instructors for Wet Feet training opportunities in your province! Be sure to add
      your PSA logo and submission information.

      Wet Feet Promo Flyer #1 / Wet Feet Promo Flyer #2 - These flyers can be provided to
      clubs that are planning to offer CYA Wet Feet programming. They can be personalized
      and used by clubs / schools or simply refered to as a sample if they are creating their own
      flyer.



CYA Wet Feet Instructor & Trainer Eligibility (information for PSA's):

      CYA Wet Feet   Instructor Eligibility

      CYA Wet Feet Module Accredited Trainer Eligibility

      CYA Wet Feet Module Trainer - Application Form - To be submitted to CYA

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DRAFT CANSail Dinghy Programming Framework - Working File

National Volunteering Awards


CYA Volunteer of the Year Award


Nomination form

The CYA Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 1991 to recognise outstanding
contributions by CYA volunteers. The contribution can be related to activities by the
candidate(s) over a period of years or to a specific event or program during a particular year. The
candidate(s) must:
a) Have shown leadership qualities with respect to the event or activity.

b) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

c) The award cannot be awarded to a current director or employee of the Canadian Yachting
Association.

Previous winners:

2010 Mike Heseltine
2009 Hugh Drake
2008 Tracy Terry
2007 Timothy Irwin
2006 Darin McRae
2005 Lynne Beal
2004 Guy Walters
2003 Kathy Campbell
2002 Kathryn Crowder
2001 Don Pearson and Craig Coleman
2000 Keith Hobbs
1999 David Pelling
1998 Graeme Hayward
1997 Robert O'Brian
1996 Fie Hulsker
1995 Michael Eames
1994 Volunteers of the "1994 IYRU World Boardsailing Championships"
1993 Carole Pearcy
1992 Jack Cameron
1991 Livius Sherwood

National Programming Awards
William Abbott Senior Award

Nomination form

In 1991, at the second annual CYA Sail Training Symposium, the Sarnia Yacht Club donated a
trophy in honour of William Abbott Senior, who as well as being one of Canada's best known
yacht builders, has contributed significantly to sail training at Sarnia Yacht Club.

The purpose of the trophy is to recognize the many fine programs run by dedicated volunteers
throughout Canada and to share the information among clubs for the improvement of their sail-
training programs. In order to be eligible, the nominated program must:

a) Be run by a club or school member in good standing of the Canadian Yachting Association.
b) Employ CYA certified instructor(s).

c) Follow the CYA program and use the CYA material.

Previous winners:

2009 Ontario Sailing BOOM and Access BOOM Program
2008 Nepean Sailing School
2007 WaveSkills Sailing School, Charlottetown, PE
2006 Regional Cadet Support Unit Pacific
2005 Kingston Yacht Club
2004 Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa, ON
2003 Parry Sound Sailing School, division of Sail Parry Sound, Inc.
2002 Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Hamilton, ON
2001 Burrard Yacht Club, North Vancouver, B.C.
2000 Central Okanagan Sailing Association, B.C.
1999 Lake of Bays Sailing Club, ON
1998 Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club, NFLD
1997 Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, ON
1996 Ottawa Sailing School, ON.
1995 Niagara on the Lake Sailing Club, ON
1994 Bedford Basin Yacht Club, NS
1993 Hamilton West Sailing Adventures, ON
1992 Sarnia Yacht Club, Sarnia, ON
1991 Central Okanagan Sailing Association, BC



CYA Recreation Event Award

Nomination form

This award was established in 1997 to recognize a club, an organization, an individual or a group
that has contributed to the promotion of recreational sailing in Canada.

The club, organization or individual nominated for this award must be Canadian based, and
affiliated with the Canadian Yachting Association.

Previous winners:

2009 La Course Jacques Cartier & Sail Parry Sound – the Big Sound Challenge
2008 Ontario Sailing BOOM Program
2007 Not Awarded
2006 Royal Canadian Sea Cadets
2005 Broad Reach Foundation
2004 Starlight Starbright Children’s Family Day
2003 Regional Cadet Support Unit Pacific
2002 Boat for Hope
2001 OSA's BOOM Programme
2000 Tall ships 2000 & Agnes McLean
1999 Easter Seals Regatta
1998 Edward Walentynowicz & Maciej Smaja
1997 Newfoundland Flotilla




National Sailor Awards
Rolex Sailor of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Rolex Sailor of the Year Award, CYA's most prestigious award, is presented annually to a
Canadian sailor for bringing recognition to Canadian sailing and the Canadian Yachting
Association (CYA).

The award was first presented in 1986 to America's Cup supporter Paul Phelan, who successfully
organised a merger between Canada's top 12-meter syndicates. The individual nominated for this
award must:

a) Have been significantly involved in an activity that, from September 1, 2009 to December 31,
2010 has provided recognition to Canadian sailing and the Canadian Yachting Association.
Priority in recipient selection will be given to individuals who have attained high levels of
excellence in Olympic/Paralympic class sailboat competition during the award year. However,
other results and accomplishments will be considered.

b) Have shown leadership qualities with respect to the event or activity.

c) Have demonstrated sportsmanship and gained the respect of fellow sailors.

d) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 Curtis Florence
2008 Paul Tingley
2007 Evert Bastet
2006 Michael Leigh
2005 Chris Cook
2004 Ross MacDonald and Mike Wolfs
2003 Derek Hatfield
2002 Stephen Tupper
2001 Terry McLaughlin
2000 Livius Sherwood
1999 Richard Clarke
1998 Dirk Kneulman
1997 Gerry Roufs
1996 Bill Abbott, Joanne Abbott and Brad Boston
1995 Ross Cameron
1994 Paul Henderson
1993 Karen Johnson, Jennifer Normand, Suzanne Calladine and Cathy McPherson
1992 Ross Macdonald and Eric Jespersen
1991 Hank Lammens
1990 Ross Macdonald
1989 Andre Julien
1988 Lawrence Lemieux
1987 John Hughes
1986 Paul J. Phelan, CM




CYA Female Athlete of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Female Athlete of the Year is awarded to an individual athlete or crew with a record of
outstanding achievement in national and international competition. The nominated athlete(s)
must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition from
September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive
sailing. Priority will be given to athlete results from international Olympic/Paralympic class
competition in North American and ISAF Graded events. However, please note that other sailing
accomplishments will be considered.

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be female.

e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 Nikola Girke
2008 Stacie Louttit
2007 Dominique Vallée
2006 Lisa Ross
2005 Jennifer Spalding
2004 Jen Provan and Nikola Girke
2003 Keamia Rasa
2002 Jennifer Spalding
2001 Jen Provan and Nikola Girke
2000 Beth Calkin
1999 Kelly Hand
1998 Kathryn Ruddy
1997 Joanne Abbott
1996 Joanne Abbott
1995 Caroll-Ann Alie
1994 Tine Moberg-Parker
1993 Lindsay Staniforth and Ali Matthews
1992 Penny Davis and Sarah McLean
1991 Shona Moss
1990 Edithe Trepanier
1989 Shona Moss
1988 Caroll-Ann Alie
1987 Judy Lugar and Morag McLean
1986 Karen and Gail Johnson




CYA Male Athlete of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Male Athlete of the Year is awarded to an individual athlete or crew with a record of
outstanding achievement in national and international competition. The nominated athlete(s)
must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition from
September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive
sailing. Priority will be given to athlete results from international Olympic/Paralympic class
competition in North American and ISAF Graded events. However, please note that other sailing
accomplishments will be considered.

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be male.
e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 David Wright
2008 Oskar Johansson and Kevin Stittle
2007 Bruce Millar
2006 Luke Ramsay
2005 Paul Tingley
2004 Ross MacDonald and Mike Wolfs
2003 Bernard Luttmer
2002 Bernard Luttmer
2001 Chris Cook
2000 David Williams, Paul Tingley, Brian MacDonald & Jamie Whitman
1999 Eric Holden
1998 John Clarke
1997 Mike Simms
1996 David Cook, Ken Kelly and Kirk Westergaard
1995 Hank Lammens
1994 Ross Macdonald and Eric Jespersen
1993 Richard Clarke
1992 David Sweeney and Kevin Smith
1991 Lawrence Lemieux
1990 Hank Lammens
1989 Peter Hall, Alain Boucher and Mark Osterman
1988 Frank McLaughlin and John Millen
1987 Ross Macdonald and Bruce Macdonald
1986 Hans Fogh



Marvin McDill Memorial Award

Nomination form

The Marvin McDill Memorial Award was established to honour the man who returned Canada to
the America's Cup Competition in 1983.

Also known as the Canadian Sailing Team Rookie of the Year Award, the Marvin McDill Award
is presented annually to the athlete/crew with the best results at their first Open World
Championship as a member of the Canadian Sailing Team.

The determination of best performance is based on the percentage (%) of boats finishing behind
the athlete (crew) at his/her first participation as a member of the Canadian Sailing Team in an
Open World Championship.
Previous winners:

2009 Lee Parkhill
2008 Isabella Bertold
2007 Abe Torchinsky
2006 Michael Kalin
2004 Bruce Millar
2003 Zachary Plavsic
2002 Andrew Childs
2001 Jen Provan and Nikola Girke
2000 Tony Snell & David Caesar
1999 Paul Sustronk
1998 Danny McCoy
1997 Rachel Dennis
1996 Nathaniel Stoffelsma
1995 Jamie Boyden
1994 Pierre-Olivier Roy and James Sauter
1993 Alain Bolduc
1992 Shona Moss
1991 Hank Lammens



Nathan R. Cowan Memorial Award for Developing Sailors

Nomination form

Friends and family of Nathan Cowan donated this award to the CYA in 2002 to honour the
memory of Nathan Cowan, a Canadian Sailing Team member, who died tragically in a car
accident on February 16, 2002. In 2002, after years of determination and persistence, Nathan
finally achieved his goal of making the National Team. Nathan’s friends and family have
designed the criteria of this award in order to support athletes like Nathan, and help them through
these years of hard work. In order to be eligible, the candidate must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition, have
followed a committed training program during the award year, and brought recognition to
Canadian competitive sailing.

b) Have demonstrated an effort in fundraising through sponsorship and private contributions.

c) Be 19 or over as of December 31st in the year of nomination.

d) Must not be a member of the Canadian Sailing Team, or be a carded athlete during the award
year.

e) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.
f) Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 Robert Davis
2008 Lee Parkhill
2007 Stéphane Locas & Oliver Bone
2005 Marc Farmer and Trevor Parekh
2004 David Wright
2003 Conner Higgins




Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award

Nomination form

As of 2003, both a male and a female youth athlete will be selected for this award

This award was donated to the CYA in 1997 by the Burk family to honor the memory of Bill
Burk, their father, an active promoter of youth sailing in the Montreal's West Island region. As of
2003, this award may recognize a top male and female sailor. In order to be eligible, the
candidate must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international youth competition
from September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive
sailing. The following events will be considered foremost (although not exclusively) in the
selection of a male and female recipient: 1) Youth Worlds, 2) International youth events
recognized by ISAF 3) CYA Canadian Youth Sailing Championships

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other youth competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be 18-and-under as of December 31st in the year of nomination.

e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

2009 Isabella Bertold and Alex Heinzemann
2008 Robert Davis and Isabella Bertold
2007 Robert Davis and Isabella Bertold
2006 Luke Ramsay and Hayley McLean
2005 Luke Ramsay and Hayley McLean
2004 Nicole Bastet and John Romanko
2003 Nicole Bastet and Alex Steele
2002 Conner Higgins
2001 Mike Leigh
2000 Matt Johnston
1999 Genevieve Gaudreau
1998 Mike Todd
1997 Bernard Luttmer



Gerry Roufs Trophy

Nomination form

This award was established in 1998 by the Canadian Yachting Association to honour the
memory of Gerry Roufs, the internationally renowned Canadian sailor and single-handed
offshore racer who was lost at sea in 1997.

The award is presented to the person whose achievement in international offshore racing has had
significant impact on the recognition of sailing in Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 not awarded
2008 not awarded
2007 Not awarded
2006 Not awarded
2005 Hal Davies
2004 Not awarded
2003 Derek Hatfield
2002 Richard Clarke
2001 Not awarded
2000 Roberta Holden
1999 Ross Macdonald
1998 Curtis Blewett

Find an Official
Find an Official:

This search function lists all officials who have listed themselves as 'Available' as a Race Official. Race
Officials who would like their information shown in this search must login to their CYA profile & edit their
availability.

Find a Judge
Find a Race Officer
Find an Umpire
Find a Measurer

All Race Officials:

Some Officials have chosen to not have their contact information displayed. The link below will
show you a list of all Officials in Canada:

All Race Officials in Canada

To contact a Race Official using this search, you can do so by either logging-into the secure
Member’s Area using the ‘log-in’ button at the top of this page or by contacting




Women in Officiating
Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities for Women in Officiating!

Official Training Seminars
Click here for a list of CYA Race Official Training Seminars.

Coach and Instructor Clinics
CYA Coach & Instructor clinics are delivered provincially by our Provincial Sailing
Associations. For clinics & training opporutnities that have been listed on the CYA website by
the course provider please click here, for full clinic schedules please visit your Provincial Sailing
Association's website.

Learning Facilitator and Instructor Evaluator Clinics are nationally organized and delivered on
an annual basis or when the need for a specific clinic is identified. National clinic dates and
information can be found on the Instructor / Coach Training Events webpage.

National Coaching Awards
CYA Coach of the Year Award

This award was established in 1998 to recognize an instructor/coach who has contributed to the
advancement of sailing at the club/school level. The candidate must:

a) Be a CYA Learn to Sail Instructor/Coach Level 1, 2 or 3 in good standing with the Canadian
Yachting Association.
b) Have shown leadership qualities with respect to the programs at club or community level.

c) Through his/her behaviour and manner, have set an example for other instructors/coaches.

d) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 Lennie Liscio
2008 Steve McBride
2007 Kevin Eames
2006 Sarah Urquhart
2004 Cam Watt
2003 Lee Simms
2002 Kimberley Case
2001 Anton Mihic
2000 Tommy Wharton
1999 Wes Smith
1998 Krzysztof Machnowski




Women in Coaching
The Coaches Association of Canada's Women in Coaching program is a national campaign to
increase the number of opportunities for female coaches in Canada. To learn more about the
CAC Women in Coaching program click here!

How to Become a Coach

     CYA Coach Training

Click here to learn how you can become a CYA certified sailing coach!

Contact your Provincial Sailing Association for Coach Clinic Schedules & Registration.

CYA Coach Standards
White Sail Coaches are trained to teach basic sailing skills to beginner participants and are
authorized to award the White Sail I, II, and III sailor levels when registered for the current year.
White Sail coaches who also complete the Wet Feet and Opti professional development modules
are also authorized to run these specific programs geared towards younger sailors.
Bronze Sail Coaches are trained to teach intermediate sailing skills to more advanced
participants, and are authorized to award Bronze Sail IV and V sailor levels, when registered for
the current year.

Learn to Race Coach program has been designed to introduce racing to young athletes while at
the same time encouraging them in a fun environment.

Orange Racing Coaches (NCCP Level III) can certify up to and including Gold Sail VII of the
Learn to Sail program, when registered for the current year.

Learning Facilitators are trained to evaluate and train sailing instructors and coaches.

High Performance Racing Coaches (NCCP Level 4/5) plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of
programs and activities aimed at providing an environment that is optimal for the overall
development of the athlete, including those who phpire to and have the potential for international
levels of performance.

Click here for information on the New NCCP Learn To Sail/Race Coach Programs




Coaches and Instructors
Coach & Instructor Resource Page

How to Become a CYA Coach

Coach Development Programs

Coaching Association of Canada

Each year, over 1200 qualified CYA instructors/coaches teach sailing, cruising, racing,
navigation, windsurfing and power boating skills to over 40,000 boating enthusiasts. The CYA
instructor and coach certification program ensures that the public receives instruction from a
proficient and trained professional. Only registered instructors may award CYA level standards.

Registered CYA Instructors and Coaches receive the following benefits: Don't miss out!

      Only CYA-registered instructors & coaches are authorized to award CYA certification
       levels.
      You have the option to post your current instructor/coach levels & email address to
       CYA’s website, which will allow you to be contacted by potential customers and
       employers.
      The CYA website hosts a job posting board where instructors can view current job offers.
      Registered CYA instructor and coaches are eligible to attend professional development
       modules at provincial & national clinics.
      Registered Instructors and Coaches have access to CYA’s library of training resources
       and achievement awards.
      You will receive liability coverage of $5,000,000 under CYA’s Instructor Liability
       Insurance policy, which is available as a result of a special partnership with Thompson
       Jemmet Vogelzang. Click here for a copy of the instructor insurance coverage policy

Coach & Instructor Registration

CYA Coachs & Instructors must register each year in order to deliver CYA programs and award
CYA sailor levels. Register now through your CYA member profile!

Replacement Coach / Instructor Certification Cards

Replacement cards cost $12.00 (plus 13% HST). To obtain a replacement card, please contact ,
or 1-877-416-4720 ext. 116.


Available Instructors and Coaches

All Available, Registered CYA Instructors and Coaches in Canada

This is a list of only those instructors who have registered in the current year, and listed
themselves as available in their Member Profiles.

Registered Instructors and Coaches

All Registered CYA Instructors and Coaches in Canada

This is a comprehensive list of all registered CYA Instructors in Canada. If you wish to contact a
coach or instructor, you can do so by either logging-into the secure Member’s Area using the
‘log-in’ button at the top of this page or by contacting and making a contact request.

Sailors
Learn to Sail

Learn to Cruise

Learn to Windsurf

Learn to Powerboat

Navigation Courses
Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Radio Operator Course(Maritime)

Offshore Personal Survival

Find a Coach

Offshore Personal Survival




Survival Systems Training, located in Halifax NS is a world leader in Safety Training. They are
the only east coast provider of the ISAF Offshore Personal Survival Course!
Certification in this course is required for Offshore Races deemed as OSR Category 2 or higher.
It is also highly recommended for anyone taking part in any distance offshore sailing or racing
at other levels and is an accepted prerequisite for the RYA Yachtmaster certification.

Contact at Survival Systems: David Comeau

For more information please visit their website.

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BC Sailing, Offshore Personal Survival Course

The BC Sailing is now offering Offshore Personal Survival Course for experienced sailors who
are participating in distance and offshore races and passages. The course includes classroom and
practical sessions. Topics covered include safety equipment, storm sails, weather forecasts,
heavy weather, man overboard, emergency signals and communications. Practical sessions
include inflating and using lifejackets and life rafts in a pool environment. Participants who
successfully complete the course will receive a CYA-ISAF Approved Offshore Personal
Survival Course certificate, valid for five years.

Contact BC Sailing for more information

Job Postings
Click here to submit your employment opportunity to the CYA Job Posting webpage. Job
postings are to be emailed in a word document and should include the position start date.
Please note that job postings on the CYA website is a service provided only to CYA member
organizations in good standing.

Click here to view all current job postings.

Coach’s Links
Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)

International Sailing Schools Association
Want to teach internationally? Check out the Instructor Job Bank!

Charlottetown Yacht Club Adult Learn to Sail page
This site has interactive quizzes, flash presentations on how to tie knots, a glossary of terms, and
lots of other useful information!

Instructor Resource Page
Learn to Sail Coach Programs

Do you want to become a CYA Coach? Click here to find out how!

Learn to Sail - Coaching Development Program Information

Evaluator Fast Track Accreditation Program - open to all past CYA Black Instructor
Evaluators. Click here for details!

Make Ethical Decisions - Online Evaluation
All LTS/R coaches who have completed the CYA Fundamental Course or the NCCP
Introduction to Competition - Part A are required to complete the Make Ethical Decisions online
evaluation.

Learn to Sail / Race / Windsurf Recertification
The Learn to Sail / Race Coach Recertification Policy has changed, effective July 1st 2010.
Recertification for all Learn to Sail / Race / Windsurf coaches is to be completed through your
provincial sailing association. To review the updated LTS/R Recertification Policy, please click
here. The certification period for all LTS/R/W coach/instructor levels is 36-months to the end of
the calendar year. For example if you completed your clinic in May 2003, your level would
expire December 31st, 2006.

Coach/Instructor Manuals Available Online
All CYA coach/instructor manuals are available online in the Member Resources area of the
website. If you are a current registered CYA coach/instructor you can now log in to download
those manuals currently posted.
PCOC Instructors
CYA were represented at the Canadian Marine Advisory Committee meetings in Ottawa on
April 27th and are pleased to bring you up to date with the latest developments in regard to
Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate. For more information please review the documents below.
PCOC Update - May 2010
PCOC Test Syllabus Revision Brief
Boating Safety Course & Test Syllabus - Part 1
Boating Safety Course & Test Syllabus - Part 2

Offshore Survival Training - ISAF Offshore Personal Survival Course

Learn to Cruise / Power
The certification period for all LTS/R and LTC/P coach/instructor levels is 36-months to the end
of the calendar year. For example if you completed your clinic in May 2003, your level would
expire December 31st, 2006.

Learn to Cruise / Power Instructor Recertification:
Click here to download the Cruising Instructor Recertification Policy
Click here to download the Cruising Instructor Re-certification Application
Click here to download the Instructor Evaluator Re-certification Application

From Transport Canada:
Transport Canada has recently released draft documents defining specific conditions under which sail
and powerboat training may be carried out outside of the normal commercial framework as defined in the
Canada Shipping Act (2001). It is expected that these regulations will come into effect for the 2012
training season.
Policy for Recreational Sail and Power Boat Schools
Voluntary Standard for Sail and Power Boat Schools

CYA Training Division Policies, Prerequisites & Committee Structure:
CYA Coach / Instructor Training Policy - Section 2 updated May 2010Coaches Code of Conduct
Prerequisite chart Level 4/5 Coach Development Program
Level 4/5 Coach Program Handbook
Level 4/5 Application Procedure
Level 4/5 Application Form

New & Improved LTS checklists

Individual Checklists                          Group Checklists
                                               White Sail Level I
White Sail I checklist                         White Sail Level II
White Sail II checklist                        White Sail Level III
White Sail III checklist                       Bronze Sail Level IV
Bronze Sail IV checklist                        (Letter Size)
Bronze Sail V checklist                         (Legal Size)
Silver Sail VI checklist                       Bronze Sail Level V
Gold Sail VII checklist                         (Letter Size)
Pram checklist                                  (Legal Size)
Learn To Race                                  Learn to Race
White Sail I, II & III Report Card

ATTENTION ALL IEs: Theory tests are still a fundamental part of coach/instructor
evaluations. The removal of theory testing from LTS/LTR lessons does not apply to Coach
Development Programs (CDP). Please ensure that theory tests are completed and
forwarded to your PSA along with the Candidate evaluation forms.

Committee Meeting Minutes
Links
2011-05-03

Sailors With Disabilities - Classification
Internationally, equalization is attempted through a classification system of the athletes, similar
to systems used in other sports for athletes with disabilities, but specific to the functions required
for sailing (sailors are also permitted to use approved assistive technologies such as adapted
seats, etc.). Through the work of Dr. Charles Simpson and others, Canada has had enormous
input into the new international Functional Classification System 2000 and 2005. Details can be
found on the International Assocation for Disabled Sailing Website

Sailors With Disabilities - Classes and Equipment
The goal of most programs for sailors with disabilities is to leave the wheelchairs and disabilities
on the dock and allow everyone to enjoy the independence and freedom that is possible when
sailing. Almost any boat can be sailed by people with disabilities, however some boats are more
suitable than others. Some of the boats that have enabled this process in Canada are listed in the
chart below:
There are several other small keelboat classes being used by sailors with disabilities in North
America, and most sailors compete in open events in their own regions in many various one-
design and PHRF classes.

  Class              Length    Paralympics     Sailors         Built-in         Boats in Canada
                                                            Scandinavia,
  2.4mR                14'           Yes          1                                     17
                                                           Australia, USA
  SKUD 18              18'           Yes          2            Indonesia                3
  Sonar                23'           Yes          3             Canada                  5
  Martin 16            16'           No          1-2            Canada                  51
                                                          Austrailia, UK,
  Access            4 models         No          1-2     France, Indonesia,             75
                                                               USA
  Hobie 16 with        16'           No           2              USA            lots of boats, 20
  trapseat                                                                    sets of trapseats
  Freedom-
                      20'          No           2             USA                    3
  Independence
  Challenger-
                      15'          No          1-2        Great Britain              2
  Trimaran

1. International 2.4mR (Paralympic Class)

The 2.4mR (pronounced "two point four metre") is an international single-handed keelboat class,
selected as the single-handed class for the Paralympic Games and the World Disabled Sailing
Championships. Being a construction class, originated in Stockholm, there are different 2.4mR
designs built by various boatbuilders. The Norlin Mark III is the designated design for the
Paralympic Games and Worlds.

The 2.4mR is almost 14 feet in length, 2 feet 8 inches wide and draws just over 3 feet of water.
The single sailor sits down in the bottom of the boat facing forward with all the controls within
arms' reach. With the exception of specific events designated for sailors with disabilities, 2.4mR
racing is done in one open class, with everyone racing together. There is a very active
international racing schedule and the 2.4mR open World Championships annually attract 80-100
competitors, up to 40% of whom are sailors with physical disabilities.

Toronto has the fastest growing fleet in North America. The number of boats has gone from 2 in
2004 to 14 in 2005. Other centres of activity are in Miami, St. Petersburg and the Scandinavian
countries. Our long term plan for a training fleet in Canada includes the 2.4mR.

2. SKUD 18 (Paralympic Class)

The SKUD 18 is a lead-assisted skiff. With a tube-launched asymmetrical spinnaker and a
modern high performance stayed rig, the boat is an exciting addition to World and Paralympic
Competition. Able-bodied and disabled athletes alike will enjoy this platform - and more
severely disabled sailors will welcome the ability to compete on an equitable level.

Selected in 2005 as the boat for two-person Paralympic competition in Beijing, the SKUD18 is a
strict one design class. Sailors are seated on the centerline for Paralympic events, but the boat
can be sailed with or without either of the seats and configured to suit different sailors’ needs.

3. Sonar (Paralympic Class)

The Sonar is an international keelboat class, selected as the crew boat for the Paralympic Games
and the World Disabled Sailing Championships. Normally sailed with 3-4 crew members and
with a spinnaker in open events, the class rules have been modified for disabled events,
specifying 3 crew members and no spinnaker. Only 2 of the 3 crew members are permitted to sit
on the side deck and no one is permitted forward of the cockpit.
The Sonar is 23 feet in length, almost 8 feet wide and draws close to 4 feet of water. Designed by
Bruce Kirby, the Sonar is built in Oakville, Ontario. The boat's high stability, balanced inboard
rudder and large cockpit make it eminently suitable for sailors with disabilities, who are
permitted to add some very creative seating and other approved assistive arrangements, provided
they are not permanently attached to the boat.

We have a handful of Sonars in Canada and do a lot of our regattas and training in Florida where
a resident fleet is established in St. Petersburg. Rochester, NY and San Francisco have been
building fleets and we have a long term plan to establish a training fleet in Canada.

4. Martin 16

The Martin 16 is a single-handed keelboat class, designed and built in Canada. The boat is 16'
long with a drop keel, and the sailor sits in a single seat facing forward, with all lines within
reach. The joystick steering is centred in the boat, between the sailor's legs. There is also a seat
behind the sailor if a companion is required for training, crew or safety purposes.

The Martin 16 is used for most of the disabled sailing programs across the country and could be
considered to be Canada's development class for racing for sailors with disabilities. Assistive
technology developed in Canada enables sailors with severe disabilities, such as high level
quadriplegia, to sail and race independently, either through electronic joystick or "sip and puff"
breath controls.

The class has recently added a spinnaker option to the boat. Mobility Cup is currently sailed in
the Martin 16.

5. Access Dinghy

The Access Dinghy comes from Australia and has the same principle of getting people with
disabilities sailing independently. The Access Dinghy has a less sophisticated form of the
assistive steering and sheeting systems developed in Canada, but they are highly effective (and
much less expensive). The Access Dinghies are not high performance boats like the Martin 16,
but they are far more economical and enjoy large fleets on the race course. Several Canadian
programs have purchased Access Dinghies to supplement their training fleets and the regatta
schedule in North America is growing.

There are several other small keelboat classes being used by sailors with disabilities in North
America, and most sailors compete in open events in their own regions in many various one-
design and PHRF classes.

6. Hobie 16 with Trapseat

The Hobie 16 can be fitted with racks called trapseats, which extend outside the 2 hulls.
Normally sailed with 2 able-bodied crew members in open events, the class rules have been
modified for disabled events, specifying a disabled skipper and an able bodied crew. The skipper
can sit in the trapseat or on the tramp, but is prohibited from crossing the centre line of the tramp.
Race Official Policy and Criteria
CYA Race Official Development Guide

This is being updated to reflect recent renewal of programs. Please stay tuned!

Race Official Criteria / Programs

      CYA Race Officer / Race Management Criteria - Updated 2011
      CYA Judges Program - Updated 2009 / Comparison details - old Judge Program vs. New
       Judge Program
      CYA Umpire Criteria


For more information on development as a Race Official, local sailing club, your Provincial
Sailing Association or CYA

2011-11-08




Officials’ Sub-Committees
The CYA Officials Sub-Committees report to the CYA Training and Certification Committee.
Each group Race Officials Committee has a mandate to develop and organize education and
certification for Sailing's Officials. The Committee is made up of 3 Sub-Committees: Race
Officers, Judges, and Umpires.

Race Management Sub-Committee: Paul Ulibarri - Chair (BC)
Bill Cheek (ON) - Member Emeritus, Irene McNeill (ON), Peter van Muyden (AB), Ross Tellier
(QC), Rob Williams (NS), Madeline Palfreeman (QC), Colin Mann (NS)

Judges Sub-Committee: Leo Reise - Chair (ON)
Lynne Beal (ON), Lorne Chapman (BC), John Holmes (ON), David Pelling (QC), David Covo
(QC), Peter Wood (ON), Warren Nethercote (NS)

Umpires Sub-Committee: - Andrew Alberti - Chair (ON)
Graeme Hayward (ON) - Member Emeritus, Andy Wardle (ON), Alex McAuley (ON), Katie
Coleman-Nicoll (ON)

Race Official Training
News
The CYA's Race Management Program has been developed to provide competent regatta
management skills for volunteers organizing and running sailing competitions. The program
consists of four levels.

Race Management / Race Officers

Assistant Race Officer (ARO) - covers the duties of the recorder, mark layer, timekeeper, flag
officer, signals officer, line judge and rescue crew. ARO certification requires successful
completion of a clinic and demonstrated competency in the above skills. Clinics are organized
annually by the provincial sailing associations.

Club Race Officer (CRO) - covers all the duties of the on-the-water Race Committee
Chairperson and Organizing Committee. Club Race Officers are capable of directing regattas or
local races up to the regional level. CRO clinics are organized annually by provincial sailing
associations.

National and Senior National Race Officers (NRO & SNRO) - are awarded by the CYA Race
Management Committee to candidates who have accumulated experience as Regatta
Chairpersons at provincial or national regattas. Applicants must submit their race officer resume
to the CYA and be recommended by their provincial sailing association.

Judges

There are seminars run during the year, most scheduled by the PSAs during the non-sailing
season. Some seminars are run in conjunction with a regatta and the participants are part of the
protest committee. But judges of all levels will tell you that seminars cannot replace or compete
with the learning that occurs at multi-day events working in close contact with a group of senior
judges or working with a mentor. Most national “seminars” occur in this manner.

To request a seminar at your club or to learn of the seminars near you, contact your Provincial
Sailing Association.

Umpires

The CYA Umpire Program trains Canadian judges to become effective on-the-water umpires.
Umpires are used in match racing to make instant decisions on protests initiated by competitors.

There are two levels of CYA umpires: the Canadian Umpire and the Canadian Senior
Umpire. Both require an individual to be at least certified at the CYA Canadian Judge level, to
attend a CYA approved umpire training clinic and to pass the CYA standard umpire knowledge
test. Candidates for umpire must supply two references who are either CYA Umpires or US
Sailing Umpires.

Training clinics are held at major Canadian match racing events.
The CYA Judges Program has three aims. First, to serve the sport by producing well qualified
Judges and protest committee personnel. The second is to encourage sailors to be become
involved in protest hearings at all levels of competition. The third is actively to improve the
knowledge and skills of Judges so that they may more effectively administer the racing rules, on
the water and in the protest hearing room.

The Program recognizes and certifies three levels of Judge, Club, Regional and National, to
allow for each individual’s ambitions and capabilities.

The CYA Judges Sub-Committee is responsible for the Program, developing and/or approving
training materials and setting standards, so that the Program is consistent across Canada.

A Club Judge serves their local and area sailing community. They are an important part of the
sailing sport structure serving on the club protest committee as well as other events within their
area.

The training and certification of a Club Judge is delegated to the Provincial Sailing
Associations. Clubs are important to the Program, because they are familiar with the Protest
Committee (PC) personnel in their area and so are able to recommend certification to the
Provincial Certification Committee. This first step is easily achieved but the initiative to reach a
higher level must be self-motivated.

The training and certification of a Regional or National Judge is the responsibility of the CYA
Judges Sub-Committee. A Regional Judge will have shown the ability to organize and chair PCs
at provincial and national regattas. The National Judge must have the knowledge and experience
to be able to assist in the organizing and operation of national and international regattas and to
act as the Chief Judge.

Official Certification and Re-certification - Application
Forms and Events Logs
To become a Race Official you must meet the standards of the specific program: Race Officer,
Judge or Umpire. To help you meet the requirements there are seminars offered by the different
programs covering various topics. A list of the seminars can be found on the Race Official Page
or contact your Provincial Sailing Association.

Each program requires an application to be completed and submitted to the appropriate
governing body, as indicated on respective forms Club Judge Applications should be directed to
the relevant Provincial Sailing Association. Regional Judge and National Judge Applications
should be directed to the Canadian Yachting Association at .

Race Officer Certification Program - Event Log & Application for Race Officer Certification &
Re-Certification / Race Officer Requirement Checklist

Judge Certification Program - Application for Judge Certification & Re-Certification
Umpire Certification Program - Event Log & Application for Umpire Certification & Re-
Certification

2011-11-30

ROC - Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to provide the course?

      CYA will recognize and authorize any registered and qualified instructors to teach and
       conduct examinations for the ROC(M)
      Instructors must have, as a minimum, their own ROC(M) with DSC Endorsement and
       current Blue Level CYA Instructor’s or Learn to Cruise Basic Instructor’s certification.

How do instructors confirm eligibility?

      Instructors who are interested in providing the courses should contact CYA to confirm
       their status as a CPS accredited instructor.
      CYA will provide CPS with names of all qualified and registered instructors.

What should an instructor do to become eligible?

      CYA Instructors who do not have the required ROC(M) prerequisite should contact a
       qualified CYA instructor. Click here for a list of instructors offering this course

What materials are required to teach the course and where are they available?

      Eligible Instructors are required to purchase a Maritime Radio Course Manual (including
       the Instructors Guide CD) and all student Course Manuals (including interactive student
       CD), tests, answer sheets, marking keys, application forms and any other related
       materials.
      All materials are available through the CYA.

Where are the completed course materials to be sent?

      Instructors send all completed test materials plus a $20 processing fee for each exam
       directly to CPS, for confirmation and issue of cards to successful candidates.

What price can the instructors charge for the materials?

      CYA instructors may set their own costs, but are advised that the cost should be relatively
       comparable to CPS courses.
      Instructor and student packages are available in the CYA Online Store.

How can I be more involved in the development of this course?
      CYA instructors who are interested in participating on the Joint Curriculum Committee
       should submit their intentions to CYA for consideration by CPS.

New Coaching Development Programs
New Learn to Sail Coach Program

We have created a number of simple diagrams to help explain the structure of the new system,
how we anticipate existing coaches will fit in the new system, and how current instructor
evaluators can transition into the new system:

New LTS Program Overview           Conversion from Old to New LTS Program

IEs vs. Learning Facilitators & Evaluators

Note: While the Coaching Association of Canada is currently developing a policy regarding the
conversion of coaches certified under the old NCCP to the new programs, all coaches as a
minimum will be required to successfully complete the CAC online Ethics evaluation. In order to
ensure successful completion of this evaluation, it is also recommended that all coaches attend
the Make Ethical Decisions module of either the CYA Fundamental Course or the NCCP multi-
sport Introduction to Competition - Part A. Please contact your Provincial Sailing Association for
course schedules.

New Coaching Programs

As new programs are developed, you will be able to find information such as the training &
certification requirements, evaluation standards and evaluation tools here.

Learn to Race

White Sail Coach

Bronze Sail Coach



Transition to the “new” National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

As most of you in the sailing community probably already know, the NCCP is currently in the
midst of a transition to a competency-based approach to coach education and training, where a
coach is trained and may achieve certification to coach a specific type of participant in a
particular coaching environment. As is the case whenever changes are introduced, there is some
confusion within the sporting community as to what these changes mean and how coaches will
fit into the new system. The most current versions of the CYA Coach Development Model that
outlines the different proposed sailing coaching “streams” and specific “contexts” can be found
below. A similar model for participants can also be found below.
Coach Development Model                 Participant Development Model

You will notice that there are two main streams in this model: an instruction or recreational
stream and a competitive stream. Within each of these streams are a number of “contexts” or
environments, within which individuals may coach. The base course in this system is the
Fundamental Course, which encompasses the old Level 1 Theory, and much of the old Level 2
Theory, but within a sailing-specific context. Completion of this course is required prior to
continuing on into either coaching stream.

For sailing, one of the main differences between this new approach and the old NCCP is that
there is no longer the same linear progression that coaches are familiar with (green then blue
then...). For example, once a coach has become certified as a Learn to Race coach they can be
employed in this context. There is no requirement for them to “move on” to another level if they
want to remain as a Learn to Race coach. There is also no requirement for coaches to be certified
in the instruction stream prior to entering the competitive stream. For example, an experienced
racer could enter directly into the coaching system as a “Competitive Race Coach” without first
becoming certified in the instruction stream or as a Learn to Race coach. Individuals are also not
restricted to one stream. Under the new system, someone could become certified and employed
for example, as both a LTS Coach and a LTR Coach.

You will also notice that there are Professional Development modules listed. Once a coach has
become certified in a specific coaching context, they may decide to complete one or more of
these modules either because of personal interest or to increase their employability.

What progress have we made so far?

Learn to Race Coach - CYA's Learn to Race Coach program received “final approval” from the
Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) in 2006. This program is now being offered across
Canada.

Learn to Sail Coach - CYA's new LTS Coach program, which includes the White Sail Coach
& Bronze Sail Coach, recently received "conditional approval" from CAC. This program is
being implemented in most provinces in 2008.

Competitive Race Coach - development of this program, which will replace the current Orange,
is set to begin in 2008. It is anticipated that this program will be ready for implementation in
2010.

High Performance Race Coach - this program, which replaces the Level 4/5 program, will be
the last program to be implemented. Development will begin once the Competitive Race Coach
program is implemented.

Professional Development Modules - a number of professional development modules for
coaches have already been developed, and more are planned. The Program Manager Module,
which is designed to assist individuals to become competent administrators of a sailing school
program, is now being offered across Canada. The Wet Feet & Opti modules, which were
developed by BC Sailing, are being implemented across Canada in 2008.




To see the the New NCCP Model Diagram, click here.

PCOC Instructor FAQs
New PCOC Test Information
New PCOC Exams take effect April 15th 2011. All CYA PCOC Instructors must be aware of
these changes in order to continue offering PCOC Courses & Tests. Please be sure to review the
information on the PCOC Instructor Information page.

How do I order with the direct system?

In the direct system, you get to order directly from our supplier, TruCash Rewards. Be sure that
your instructor fees for this year are paid for the current calendar year. Only current instructors
will be able to purchase materials. Then complete and mail in the Visa or MasterCard
authorization form (available for download by clicking here).

With the direct order systems, what do I send to process cards for my students?
 Instructors need to send in the top copy of answer sheet/application forms to the card fulfillment
house. Keep one copy of the application form for your records. Give the last copy of the
application for to the student as temporary proof until the card arrives. You also need to send the
Card Processing Confirmation Form (you will receive this with materials purchased).

I heard police need the database to enforce these regulations.
No. No database is needed for enforcement. In an amendment as of January 23, 2003, police
officers have the right to stop a vessel, ask to see suitable identification and can ask to see the
operator's PCOC Card. Fines start at $250 for not having your card on board.

Are youth and child exams still available?
No.

How can a student get a replacement card?
A form is available on the website for changes to card holder information. It may be processed
by the Canadian Yachting Association with the card processing fee.

What if a student receives a card with an error on it?
The person may use the "changes to card holder information" form, or contact the CYA.
PCOC Instructor Information
New PCOC Test Information

New PCOC Exams took effect April 15th 2011. All CYA PCOC Instructors must be aware of
these changes in order to continue offering PCOC Courses & Tests.

There are 3 new unique exams each consisting of 50 questions. Exams will be valid for 6 months at
which time 3 new unique exams will take effect. The passing mark is 75% (38 correct answers out of a
possible 50). Transport Canada recommends allowing 60 to 90 minutes to write the exam. There are no
youth exams. Along with the new exams there are new application forms and test answer sheets. New
exams are in effect now; old exams are no longer valid.

Please be sure to review the information provided in the links below.

Boating Safety Course & Test Syllabus - This course and test syllabus has been developed to
accompany the CYA PCOC Boating Manual and addendum. The purpose of this syllabus is to facilitate
the instruction of the 256 knowledge requirements using the current manual and addendum.

CYA PCOC Manual Addendum - Approved by Transport Canada, is to be used along with the
Boating Safety Course & Test Syllabus and the current CYA PCOC Manual.

Agreement to Destroy Old Tests    - Instructors ordering new tests are to print this agreement, sign
it, and return it to Deborah at TruCash

Communications have been sent to CYA PCOC Instructors outlining the changes. If you have
not recieved these comminications please email .

             PCOC Instructor Communication #1

             PCOC Instructor Communication #2

             PCOC Instructor Communication #3

PCOC Instructor Information

FAQs about the PCOC Program
Information about the new system.

Download and print out Credit Card Authorization Form PDF Form Word Doc Form
This form must be completed and sent in before you are able to place an order.

Rapid Order System
The CYA Rapid Order System is to be used to place orders online.

January 2005 - CYA Pleasure Craft Operator Card Policy Annoucement
If the information you're looking for can't be found on these pages, contact CYA or your
provincial sailing association.

**Please note that if you do not receive an invoice from TruCash Rewards by the end of the
month in which you sent in your PCOC student applications, please contact Deborah at Trucash
Rewards, 1-800-624-6171, ext. 232.

Instructor Levels
Instructor Levels

Sailors With Disabilities
News

Mobility Cup 2010 Vancouver - September 11-17

IFDS News

Current IFDS Bulletin is available here




Canada’s Dr. Charles Simpson reports on his contribution to IFDS Medical Committee
(November 2008)



ACCESS CLASS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA - 2007 AGM Summary

1) the 2007 annual general meeting of the Access Class Association of Canada
(ACAC) convened on 04.09.2007 as scheduled during the Inaugural Access Worlds regatta
hosted at the Whitby Yacht Club, Whitby, Ontario.
2) participants approved the agenda and welcomed as observers, Eric Cartlidge of Ontario
Sailing and David Staley, International Access Class Association www.accessclass.org
3) the meeting invited Keith Hobbs to act as ACAC chair; invitation accepted.
4) the success of the inaugural Access Worlds in bringing together all four Access Classes -- 2.3,
303, Liberty and SKUD-18 led to discussion/support of opening up Canadian regattas to
participation where numbers permit of all the Paralympic and development classes.
5) the successful outreach model of Ontario's AccessBOOM program in creating new sailing
programs across Eastern Canada was identified along with other best practices such as RHYC's
integration of sailors with/without a disability, and Victoria's weekly mobile program to the BC
Lions easter seal camp.
6) Ontario to host both its provincial and the Canadian championships in 2008
7) 2008 ACAC AGM to take place during 2008 Access Canadian championships.
8) Best Wishes extended to Access SKUD-18 sailors continuing on to the IFDS Worlds in
Rochester and ultimately qualifying for the 2008 Paralympics.
9) Special Thanks to Access 2008 worlds regatta host Whitby Yacht Club board and members,
the race officials, international jury, Ontario Sailing coaches/volunteers, CYA and its president,
and sailors from around the world.
10) Meeting ends.

Classes and Equipment

Classification System

Links to National and International Disabled Sailing Associations

Links to Regional and Local Disabled Sailing Programs

Events

For more information, please contact the Canadian Yachting Association



Toll Free 877 416 4720 or your

Provincial Sailing Association




Race Officials
Regatta officials play a key role in the promotion, organization and management of sailboat
racing in Canada. Volunteers involved with Race Management, Judging and Umpiring are
encouraged to follow the CYA certification program in place to increase skill level, practical
experience and knowledge. Many graduates of the CYA National Race Official program have
succeeded to become well respected and recognized volunteers at the national and international
levels.

QUICK LINKS

Find an Official

Race Official Certification, Recertification & Event Log Applicaiton Forms

CYA Race Official Training Programs
CYA's Technical Race Officials Sub-Committees

Insurance Information for CYA Certified Officials

Race Official Policies and Criteria

CYA Race Official Standards

For more information about becoming more involved as a race official, contact your local
sailing club, your Provincial Sailing Association or CYA

ISAF Racing Rules Q & A Service

Sport Officials of Canada:

Sport Officials Canada Announces 2011 Award Winners


The Sport Officials of Canada Website

iMember General Liability Insurance through Sport Officials Canada.

RESOURCES

NEW! 6th edition CYA Race Management Manual. Updated according to the Racing Rules of
Sailing for 2009-2012, Guy Walters' renowned resource remains a valuable resource for Race
Management Officers. This resource is often required as reference in CYA Race Management
Courses and Seminars. The PDF file is 3.42 MB, 270 pages, and formatted for double sided
printing to 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Suggestions for binding: spiral or 3 hole-punch and insert into 1
inch binder. Download & / or print CYA Race Management Manual, 6th ed. here:

REGATTA INFORMATION

Check out the CYA Title Events Calendar, as well as the CYA Regatta Calendar which is in
place for clubs/organizers to post local / provincial / national / international event information.

 Please let CYA know about any Race Official seminars being organized in your province. Send
the information to and it will be added to our list.

FROM THE JURY DESK – the Judges Newsletter

Notice 29 March 2011

Notice 28 December 2010

Notice 27 October 2010
Notice 26 June 2010
Notice 25 March 2010
Notice 24 December 2009
Notice 23 September 2009
Notice 22 June 2009
Notice 21 March 2009
Notice 20 December 2008
International Judge Seminar to be
held in Hamilton, ON February
2009
Notice 18 June 2008
Notice 17 March 2008
Notice 15 June 2007
Notice 14 March 2007
Notice 13 December 2006
Notice 12 September 2006
Notice 11 July 2 2006
Notice 10 March 3 2006
Notice 9 December 2005
Notice 8 September 15 2005
Notice 7 July 18 2005

Page updated: 2010 10 22

ROC (M)
ROC Maritime/DSC

The ROC license is a Canadian Federal government issued card that allows you to operate a
marine VHF radio. As a result of a new partnership between Canadian Yachting Association and
the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron, all current CYA instructors with a Maritime Radio
Certificate and a Blue Instructor certification, Basic Powerboat Instructor and/or a Basic Learn to
Cruise Instructor certification can now instruct the Maritime Radio License Course.

ROC(M) Certificate Information

ROC stands for Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate and is required by:
Anyone using a marine VHF radio or other marine radios (each person on the boat who will use
the radio needs their own card)
There are significant fines if you are found using a VHF or marine radio without your card.
In addition, if you received your ROC card before the new Digital Selective Calling was
introduced, then you are encouraged to return and get your DSC endorsement for your ROC
card.

All new VHF radios are now being sold with a DSC function that will greatly enhance rescue
personnel's ability to assist you in an emergency. Understanding this technology and how to
operate it can, in some circumstances, mean the difference between life and death.

Instructors

Click here to find an instructor running the ROC(M) Course in your area.

US Travel Information

A station licence is not required for Canadian boaters in Canadian waters, but you will need a
VHF Station Licence if you plan to voyage in US waters. Plans for a reciprocal agreement
relieving Canadian boaters of this requirement, were abandoned due to the change in security
attitudes following 9/11. More


Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Pleasure Craft Operator Card
Get your card

A Canadian Yachting Association Certified Pleasure Craft Operator Card Instructor has the best
training to teach you all you will need to know to pass the Transport Canada test.

You have three options:

       1. Challenge Exam - Register for the test in your area
       2. Refresher Course - For those who have taken boating courses before
       3. Complete Course - The best choice and one that every boating family should
       take together

We have professional instructors offering courses in your area right now.

Click here to find an Instructor

Click here to find a Course

Proof of Competency
If you have completed a CYA course prior to April 1, 1999 and have documentation, it may be
used as proof of competency. These are the CYA courses that are acceptable:

        Basic (or Intermediate, or Advanced) Coastal Cruising
        Basic (or Intermediate) Power Boating
        Basic Outboarding

A copy of your certificate or the card issued at the completion of courses taken prior to April 1,
1999 will need to be carried on board the pleasure craft.

For more information on other acceptable proof of competency, please check out Transport
Canada's Boating Safety FAQ page.

   Have you already taken the CYA Pleasure Craft Operator's Card course?

   Would you like to purchase an additional replacement card? Replacement Cards cost $21.00
   (including HST). Each additional card per person after costs $10.50 (including HST).
   Submit the form below to get yours.

   If you are moving, need a correction made or a card replacement, please fill out this form
   and send to .

   It is our belief that a boater who has not received their PCOC would have contacted CYA
   within a twelve-month period to inquire about the status of the card. Replacement Cards
   cost $21.00 (including HST). Each additional card per person after costs $10.50 (including
   HST). The PCOC Replacement Card fee will be levied on individuals with application
   forms dated prior to twelve (12) months of the request for a PCOC Re-Issue.




Instructors

CYA PCOC instructor information page

Navigation Courses
STUDENT STANDARDS

Coastal Navigation Standard - To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a
vessel in coastal or inland waters. The concepts are introduced in the Intermediate Cruising and Power Standards.
The Coastal Navigation Standard is applied practically and tested in the Advanced Cruising Standard.
Coastal Navigation (2009-01-01)

Advanced Navigation Standard - To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a
vessel on a multi-day voyage in tidal waters, in all conditions of visibility and weather, in accordance with a
prepared passage plan, and applying the principles and techniques of safe navigation aided by conventional and
electronic instruments and radar. (This standard comprises 4 modules and it is anticipated that they will be taught
and examined independently. To be awarded the standard the student must complete all the modules. There is no
time limit for this completion nor is there a required sequence.)
Advanced Navigation – Draft (2010-11-25)

Celestial Navigation Standard - To be able to demonstrate the celestial navigation theory
required to safely navigate a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage. The Standard is applied
practically in the Offshore Cruising Standard.
Celestial Navigation (2003-01-01)

INSTRUCTOR STANDARDS

Coastal Navigation Instructor - authorized to certify the Coastal Navigation student standard provided they are
currently registered with the CYA.
Coastal Navigation Instructor (2009-04-01)

Advanced Navigation Instructor - authorized to certify the coastal and advanced navigation student standards
provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Advanced Navigation Instructor (2009-04-01)

Celestial Navigation Instructor - authorized to certify the Celestial Navigation student standard provided they are
currently registered with the CYA.
Celestial Navigation Instructor (2009-04-01)


Learn to Powerboat
POWER STUDENT LEVELS

Introduction to Boating - To introduce novice boaters to safe practices when preparing to leave the dock, while
underway, and when returning to dock. This standard may be taught in a sailing vessel or a powerboat. It is expected
that the vessel will be less than 12 meters in length.
Introduction to Boating (2003-01-01)

Basic Outboard Standard - To be able to operate safely in familiar waters as skipper of a craft up to 6 metres and
powered by an outboard engine under 55 kW (75 hp).
Basic Outboard Standard (2011-03-31)
Basic Outboard Standard – Showing Changes (2011-03-31)

Basic Powerboat Standard - To be able to operate safely in local waters as skipper of craft over 6 metres and
powered by an engine over 55 kW (10 hp).
Basic Powerboat Standard (2011-03-31)
Basic Powerboat Standard – Showing Changes (2011-03-31)

Basic Powerboat - Commercial Endorsement – Same objectives as the basic standard while including conduct for
commercial vessles. To be taught on vessels under 12 Tons, up to 40 feet LOA.
Basic Powerboat – Commercial Endorsement (2011-04-02)
Basic Powerboat – Commercial Endorsement – Showing Changes (2011-04-02)

Intermediate Powerboat Standard - To be able to operate safely as a skipper a powerboat between 9 to 12 metres
with inboard engine(s) by day in moderate wind and sea conditions.
Intermediate Powerboat Standard (2011-04-04)
Intermediate Powerboat Standard – Showing Changes (2011-04-04)

POWER INSTRUCTOR LEVELS
Basic Outboard Instructor - authorized to certify the Basic Outboard student standard provided they are currently
registered with the CYA.
Basic Outboard Instructor (2009-04-01)

Basic Powerboat Instructor - authorized to certify the Basic Outboard and Basic Powerboat student standards
provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Basic Powerboat Instructor (2009-04-01)

Intermediate Powerboat Instructor - authorized to certify the Basic Outboard, Basic Powerboat, and Intermediate
Powerboat student standards provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Intermediate Powerboat Instructor (2009-04-01)

Basic Outboard Instructor Evaluator - authorized to be a co-conductor at a Basic Outboard IDP.
Basic Outboard Instructor Evaluator (2009-04-01)

Basic Instructor Evaluator - authorized to co-conduct at any Instructor Development Program so long as: the IE is
certified to certify students at the instructor level to be certified and the IE has taught a minimum of two (2) student
level courses at that level provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Basic Instructor Evaluator (2009-04-01)

Senior Instructor Evaluator - authorized to be the lead conductor at any Instructor Development Program so long
as: the IE is certified to certify students at the instructor level to be certified and the IE has taught a minimum of two
(2) student level courses at that level provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Senior Instructor Evaluator (2009-04-01)

Updated 2011 04 21

Learn to Windsurf
The CYA Learn to Windsurf standards consist of three levels designed to teach safe windsurfing
in a consistent progression.

Novice Level "Rental Safe" covers sailing techniques in up to six knots, rescue techniques and
safety as well as the basics of sailing theory.

Intermediate Level windsurfing covers sailing in up to 12 knots of wind on a long board. Subject
matter mastered includes local hazards and the safety list. Students are able to sail a windsurfer
on all points of sail at this stage.

Advanced Level windsurfing covers high wind windsurfing techniques including water starts,
use of the harness and footstraps and carved gybes.

Instructional courses meeting the Learn to Windsurf standards are available through windsurfing
schools.

Learn to Cruise
STUDENT STANDARDS
Introduction To Boating - To introduce novice boaters to safe practices when preparing to leave the dock, while
underway, and when returning to dock. This standard may be taught in a sailing vessel or a powerboat. It is expected
that the vessel will be less than 12 meters in length.
Introduction to Boating Standard (2003-01-01)

Basic Crew Standard - To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as competent crew of a sloop rigged keelboat
of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.
Basic Crew Standard (2011-03-31)
Basic Crew Standard - Showing Changes (2011-03-31)

Basic Cruising Standard - To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop rigged
keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.
Basic Cruising Standard (2011-03-31)
Basic Cruising Standard – Showing Changes (2011-03-31)

Basic Keelboat Racing Standard - To be able to participate in local club white sail (non spinnaker) races as both
skipper and crew, of a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind
and sea conditions by day, with sufficient understanding of the racing rules, race management procedures, and
tactics to successfully complete the race in an enjoyable manner.
Basic Keelboat Racing Standard (2009-01-01)
Basic Keelboat Racing Standard – Draft Update (2011-03-06)
Basic Keelboat Racing Standard – Draft Update – Showing Changes (2011-03-06)

Intermediate Crew Standard - To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailing
yacht of 9 to 12 meters, sloop rigged with an inboard engine, in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. The
standard emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bare boat chartering for extended cruises in coastal
waters.
Intermediate Crew Standard (2011-04-04)
Intermediate Crew Standard - Showing Changes (2011-04-04)

Intermediate Cruising Standard - To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a
sailing yacht of 9 to 12 meters, sloop rigged with an inboard engine, in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.
The standard emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bare boat chartering for extended cruises in
coastal waters.
Intermediate Cruising Standard (2011-04-04)
Intermediate Cruising Standard - Showing Changes (2011-04-04)
Advanced Crew Standard - To be able to act safely as crew of a sailing cruiser of 10 – 15 meters, any modern rig
and inboard engine, operating within 100 miles of shore by day and night in coastal or coastal or inland water in any
weather.
Advanced Crew Standard (2003-01-01)
Advanced Crew Standard Draft Update (2011-04-01)
Advanced Crew Standard Draft Update – Showing Changes (2011-04-01)

Advanced Cruising Standard - To be able to act safely as skipper and crew of a sailing cruiser of 10 – 15 meters,
any modern rig and inboard engine, operating within 100 miles of shore by day and night in coastal or inland water
in any weather.
Advanced Cruising Standard (2003-01-01)
Advanced Cruising Standard Draft Update (2011-04-01)
Advanced Cruising Standard Draft Update – Showing Changes (2011-04-01)

Offshore Standard - To be able to safely act as skipper and crew in a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage
navigated by celestial and electronic means without visual reference to terrestrial objects.
Offshore Standard (2003-01-01)
Offshore Standard Draft Update (2011-04-02)
Offshore Standard Draft Update – Showing Changes (2011-04-02)



INSTRUCTOR STANDARDS

Basic Cruising Instructor - Authorized to certify the Basic Crew and Cruising Standards. Teaching and
certification in a live aboard (Cruise and Learn) format is authorized only for a Basic Cruising Instructor with the
Advanced Cruising student standard provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Basic Cruising Instructor (2009-04-01)

Basic Keelboat Racing Instructor – Authorized to certify the Basic Keelboat Racing Standard provided they are
currently registered with CYA.
Basic Keelboat Racing Instructor (2009-04-01)

Intermediate Cruising Instructor - Authorized to certify the Basic and Intermediate Cruising student standards
provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Intermediate Cruising Instructor (2009-04-01)

Advanced Cruising Instructor - Authorized to certify the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Cruising student
standards provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Advanced Cruising Instructor (2009-04-01)

Offshore Instructor - Authorized to certify the Offshore Cruising student standard provided they are currently
registered with the CYA.
Offshore Instructor (2009-04-01)

Basic Instructor Evaluator - Authorized to co-conduct at any Instructor Development Program so long as: the IE is
certified to certify students at the instructor level to be certified and the IE has taught a minimum of two (2) student
level courses at that level provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Basic Instructor Evaluator (2009-04-01)

Senior Instructor Evaluator - Authorized to be the lead conductor at any Instructor Development Program so long
as: the IE is certified to certify students at the instructor level to be certified and the IE has taught a minimum of two
(2) student level courses at that level provided they are currently registered with the CYA.
Senior Instructor Evaluator (2009-04-01)
Updated 2011-04-28

Learn to Sail
The Canadian Yachting Association's Learn to Sail standards provide safe, standardized
instruction for recreation and competition in sailing dinghies.

Student Standards

The Wet Feet program has recently been launched nationally! This program designed by BC
Sailing, focuses on making children aged 5 to 8 feel comfortable around, on and in the water
while using an optimist dinghy. All skills are taught, practiced and developed using fun games
and activities both on and off the water. Contact your local club or provincial sailing association
to find a Wet Feet program near you!

White Sail Levels I, II and III are the introductory levels. Beginners are introduced to and taught
the basic skills of sailing. These levels cover safety, seamanship and boat handling in winds to 9
knots velocity.

Bronze Sail Levels IV and V are levels where sailors are introduced to advanced sailing
techniques, including sail trim, boat tuning, boat maintenance, trapezing and the use of the
spinnaker. After completing the bronze standards, sailors are competent in winds up to 25 km/hr.

Learn to Race, Silver Sail Level VI and Gold Sail Level VII introduce sailors to racing and
advanced racing. They cover racing rules, sail theory, tactics and advanced boat handling skills
in all weather.

Instructional courses meeting the CYA Learn to Sail Standard are available at yacht & sailing
clubs, sailing schools, community colleges, the YMCA, the Sea Cadets, the Department of
National Defence and Scouts Canada.




Education & Training
The CYA can help you become a better-educated boater and a more skilled sailor. Boating
knowledge and skills lead to:

· safety - yours and your crew's
· enhanced enjoyment of your sport or hobby
· confidence and a sense of accomplishment
· reduced maintenance costs through proper use of equipment
· insurance discounts.
As well, Canadian legislation requires operators of certain types of vessels to be licensed,
according to a graduated licensing system. For details, see the link below to SPARK START -
Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

With over 70 years of training experience, the CYA is Canada's premier on-water training
organization. Click on one of these links for information about our courses and programs.



Click here to find a club in your area
Click here to find a camp in your area
Click here to find a school in your area


ISAF Offshore Personal Survival Course - get accredited!
Certification in this course is required for Offshore Races deemed as OSR Category 2 or higher.
In Canada, SURVIVAL SYSTEMS TRAINING is the CYA approved deliverer of the Safety at
Sea course.
Contact at Survival Systems: David Comeau




Education and Training


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