Sailing Instructor Positions - Yellowknife2014-03-03
Opportunity for TWO (2) CANSail Instructors in the Northwest Territories
Great Slave Sailing Club is seeking two CANSail 1 & 2, and 3 & 4 Instructors for the 2014 Season.
The Great Slave Sailing Club
The Great Slave Cruising Club (GSSC) in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories is the NWT’s only sailing club. The club is on the shore of Yellowknife Bay (Back Bay) on Great Slave Lake. Great Slave Lake is the 5th largest in North America and the tenth largest lake in the world. The GSSC is home to 70 boats; mostly sailing vessels ranging from Laser IIs through to 40’ keel boats. All keel boats are moored and accessed by tender. Dinghies are dry-sailed from the club.
The club is on the edge of Yellowknife, a short bicycle ride to most parts of town.
Over the past two years a youth sailing program was delivered in partnership with the Alberta Sailing Association mobile Optimist Program. Based on the success of those programs, the club has decided to make its sailing school a permanent feature and plans on delivering CANSail 1 & 2, CANSAIL 3 and possibly CANSail 4 courses for the next two years and may be expanded to include more CANSail 5 & 6, Chutes and Wires courses in the future.
Morning courses will be delivered to children aged 8 to 12 years of age, afternoon courses will be delivered to youth over 12 years of age. Two four week courses of two evenings per week will be delivered to young adults and adults 17 years of age and older. Each session will have a maximum of 10 participants providing an instructor to student ratio of 1:5.
The instructional boats are new Topper Topaz Race + which come equipped with both an unbattened reefable training sail and fully battened performance sails.
Courses will be delivered in two week blocks from June 30th until August 29th.
As a sailing school instructor with the Great Slave Sailing Club you will provide sailing instruction under the Sail Canada syllabus to youth in the 8 to 16 year old range and to young adults and will maintain the GSCC sailing equipment. This position will not be directly managed so you must be comfortable with all elements of running a sailing school program without direct supervision.
The GSSC Training Coordinator will be your supervisor. The Training Coordinator will not be constantly on site but he will be available to you on a daily basis by phone or in person to assist you with equipment repairs or other program needs. You will also have the regular on-call support by other GSSC board members should you require immediate assistance for any reason.
The GSSC will run an 8 week program beginning on Monday June 30, 2014 and ending Friday August 29, 2014. Over the 8 weeks we intend on running 10 sessions; 8 during the weekdays to youth and 2 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to adults. Each session will have a maximum of 10 participants providing an instructor to student ratio of 1:5.
All applicants must have Can-Sail 1-2 and Cansail 3-4 certification for the 2014 season. Preference will be shown to High School Graduates (or graduating in 2014) and to candidates with two or more seasons of experience as instructors.
Wages and Benefits:
Wages are $18 per hour with some overtime. Working hours are 8:00 am until noon and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm daily plus 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Travel Assistance will be provided to travel to and from Yellowknife. Subsidized Housing will be provided.
March 31, 2014
If you are interested in a position with our sailing school please send a cover letter and your resume to:
Tamlin Gilbert, Training Co-ordinator:
Or by mail to:
Great Slave Cruising Club
P.O. Box 2612
Mark Laying Course, Edmonton2014-02-25
There will be a course on Mark Laying on March 15 at the Percy Page Centre in Edmonton, starting at 9 am.
Comments from the course conductor:
We’ll be covering the newly created Sail Canada introduction to mark laying course.
The cost is $30 which covers all the materials.
We’ll be starting at 9:00 and we’ll have a break for lunch.
People should bring a lunch.
There will be a practical part in the afternoon, outside.
Let’s Talk Sailing with Lawrence Lemieux2014-01-09
The Calgary Yacht Club Presents
Let’s Talk Sailing with
January 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Calgary Yacht Club
635 East Chestermere Drive
Lawrence will discuss:
- His own sailing career from the Alberta Provincial Circuit to the World and Olympic Stage
- An insiders view on competing and coaching at World and Olympic events
- How to train and transition from club racing to national and international regattas
- Tactics, race strategy and regatta management
- Questions and answers
The first international event for Lawrence was the Laser World Championship at Kiel, Germany in 1976 where as a 21 year old he finished 8th. As the laser wasn’t an Olympic class yet Lawrence switched to the Finn class and in 1978 finished 5th at his first Finn Gold Cup. From 1978 to 1991, Larry finished in the top 10 at the Finn Gold Cup 9 times including a 3rd place finish in 1980 and 2nd in 1990. In 1991 he won the European Finn Championship and a Gold Medal at the Pan Am Games in Cuba.
In 1992 Lawrence began coaching and over the next number of years still managed to win 5 Finn World Masters Championships as well as the Miami OCR. As a leading international coach Lawrence is sought after by world class sailors looking to improve their International and Olympic performances. Many of these athletes have gone on to medal at the Olympics and World Championships.
A decorated Olympian himself, Lawrence Lemieux received one of the noblest honours that can be bestowed upon an Olympic athlete, the Pierre de Coubertin Medal for Sportsmanship Award at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the International Olympic Committee, paid honour to Lemieux stating, “By your sportsmanship, self-sacrifice and courage you embody all that is right with the Olympic ideal”.
Lawrence is also a Canadian Rolex Sailor of the Year, Canadian Male Athlete of the year and was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame.
CYC Members: $20.00
Non CYC Members: $25.00
CYC Jr. Race Team: Free
To RSVP, please click on this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/904084CAFA629A31-lets
Come for the talk and stay for drinks and appetizers!
ASA Head Coach2013-10-20
ASA Head Coach
The head coach is responsible for promoting growth and participation in the sport of sailing, through the Alberta Sailing Association, following the Sail Canada Long Term Sailor Development model.
- Plan and manage training and development following the LTSD model and promoting the goals above
- Promote and publicize the development plan and the LTSD
- Working with sailing clubs and schools, promote first contact and retention through initial emphasis on young participants
- Coach and train where most effective
- Organize and direct a small team of ASA coaches
- Oversee use, deployment, transportation and maintenance of ASA equipment (ASA coaches transport equipment but not athletes).
- Communicate effectively and maintain good relations with all key parties including athletes, parents, clubs, schools, coaches, ASA board, ASA staff, Sail Canada staff
- Be a role model for other coaches. Adhere to the Sail Canada Coaching Code of Conduct.
- Continue to develop as a professional coach, and encourage professional development in others.
- The head coach may have other duties depending on qualifications and experience.
- Sailing and coaching experience
- Appropriate Sail Canada/NCCP coaching qualifications
- Excellent communication skills
- Organizational skills and experience
- Ability to communicate a plan and a vision while developing consensus
- Ability to travel
- Tact and professional image
This is a full-time position with some flexibility during the off-season.
This position reports to the board of the Alberta Sailing Association, primarily to a designated board contact. Performance standards will be set and reviewed at least annually.
Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and a letter summarizing your vision for Alberta Sailing.
Alberta Sailing Association 2013 AGM2013-10-18
Annual General Meeting
Saturday November 2, 2013, 1:00 pm
Red Deer College
(Lunch and voter registration 12:00 noon)
(Updates and discussions 10:00 am)
Careers at Alberta Sailing2013-08-08
The Alberta Sailing Association (ASA) is seeking one or more individuals to support its mission of supporting and promoting sailing within Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
The ASA solicits applications from experienced people with management, public relations, administrative, technical, financial and coaching skills.
- Reporting: to the ASA board
- Funding: writing grant applications, managing grants, coordinating casinos, collecting membership fees, coordinating revenue-generating activities (clinics, training camps)
- Accounting: budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, asset management, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bookkeeping, coordinating annual financial review, insurance, taxes
- Human resource management (e. g. coaches, athletes, volunteers)
- Asset management (vehicles, trailers, boats, venues)
- Liaison with other organizations and individuals (includes athletes, parents, clubs, schools, Sail Canada, PSAs, Coaching Association of Canada, Sport Canada, government agencies, coaches, instructors, contractors)
- Communications, customer service, and public relations (personal, telephone, email, website administration, social media)
- Documenting and maintaining policies, proposals, documents and bylaws
- Fulfilling orders for Sail Canada materials.
- Coordinating training camp and regatta schedule
- Some travel may be required
There will be full-time or part-time opportunities for a single person or a small team, depending on how the work is structured and the skill sets of the individuals. Work hours vary throughout the season. There may be an opportunity to work from a home office or remotely. An interim appointment may be made for the duration of the 2013 season.
Peter MacDougal Retires2013-07-29
Peter MacDougal has announced that he will retire September 1, 2013, after seeing the Alberta Sailing Team through Canada Summer Games and the Mobility Cup.
Peter has served as Executive Director and Head Coach for many years, and previously as a board member. During that time he has also been a tireless CYA/Sail Canada volunteer.
Recently, Peter has been vital in helping us to adopt the Sail Canada Long-Term Sailor Development plan. He leaves us in good shape to rebuild the sport of sailing in Alberta, from the youngest participants up.
We thank Peter for his contributions and we wish him all the best in retirement.
Board of Directors, Alberta Sailing Association
Spring training is over, Regatta season is here2013-06-19
June 22 - 23 Icebreaker Regatta at Calgary Yacht Club. This is also the Laser qualifiers for Canada Games Team
June 29 - 30 Waves at Royal Vancouver. For youth sailors it is preparation for Youth Nationals end of August
July 6 - 7 Founders Regatta at Wabamun Sailing Club. Training June 3 - 5 before the event.
July 11 - 14 Sail West and Prairie Winds at Newell sailing Club. Two days of training and two days of racing
July 20 - 21 Mid Summer Regatta at Glenmore Sailing Club
July 27 - 28 Opti Provincial Championships ASA and Glenmore Sailing School.
August 20 - September 1 Black Pearl Regatta, Calgary Yacht Club, see Regattas
More training and competition events can be found on the ASA Events Calendar.
Coach Instructor training registration open2013-04-25
Registration for instructor and coach training and certification courses is now open at http://albertasailing.checklick.com.
Recruiting, Training and Supporting Adaptive Sport in Alberta2013-03-03
Adaptive candidates can try sailing with an ASA provincial coach ride along at a regatta or training camp for $10. We also have opportunities to attend the Mobility Cup (National Recreational Adaptive Championships) and training with our national tean at winter camps.
Contact or 403-617-9092 for more information.
The Training and Racing schedule is set for 20132013-03-03
Training camp through May and June then the provincial regatta circuit in July. The July regattas include two or three days of training before the weekend regatta. Priorities are youth and coach training and where resources can support we hope to offer training to adults as well. August has travelling to Canada Summer Games, Youth Nationals and Mobility Cup.
See the ASA Event Calendar for details.
ASA Optis for sale 2:00 PM March 16, 20132013-02-21
Optis from our Mobile Sailing School are on sale until March 15th, 2013. For deliverl now or in the spring.Ready to sail, includes foil bag, mast bag, bow bumper, bailer, praddle, mast lock, painter.
$2,100 includes GST
contact peter at 403-617-9092
Club Fund Raising2013-02-02
ASA is now accepting volunteers at for the Calgary Casino May 29 & 30. Volunteers can expect to earn $550 - $650 per shift towards their club youth development programs. ASA can cover part of hotel and mileage for people travelling over 100 Km.