Sailing Shorts: May 1 2024

May 1, 2024

Voile Québec will hold two Offshore Survival courses in the upcoming months in Montreal and in Quebec.


The course, organized by the FVQ and sanctioned by World Sailing includes lecture-based and participatory theoretical portions, as well as practical exercises. The practical portions require good physical fitness, some of them being carried out in a swimming pool, with personal protective equipment and in a simulated emergency situation.

Registration for the offshore survival course
FVQ members $600.00
Non-members $690.00

Course date and location
April 27-28 at Cégep St-Laurent or
May 11-12 at Cégeg St-Laurent

Sail Canada announces that tickets are now available for its 2024 Canada’s Celebration of Sailing reception, which will include an official send-off to its Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Team, to be held Friday, July 12, at Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club in Toronto, ON.

The Cruising Club of America (CCA) installed new flag officers and governors at its annual meeting in March. John “Jay” Gowell, of Jamestown, R.I., took the helm as Commodore of the Club, succeeding Chris Otorowski, of Seattle.

the CCA surprises many because it has no physical clubhouse and is organized into 11 stations in the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda. It was founded in 1922 for active offshore sailors who have demonstrated their capabilities in command of offshore sailing vessels on ocean voyages of significant duration.

Shaking off the effects of Covid, the Club also resumed international cruising, with special member events in the British Virgin Islands, Mallorca, Puget Sound, Lunenburg, Antigua, Guadeloupe, the Sea of Cortez, Downeast Maine and Canada, Bermuda, and the Chesapeake Bay, among other destinations.

2023 Annual Coach Compensation Survey

The results from the 2023 Checklick Compensation Survey are now available! Check out the full results as a total of 326 coaches or instructors took part in the survey. Amongst the collected data, this survey is showing that the average pay for an instructor or coach in 2023 is $24.01/HR. 

Check out full results HERE

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