Peter Van Muyden honored

Peter Van Muyden has been named Sail Canada’s Volvo Cars Volunteer of the Year.

The Volvo Cars Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 2015 when Volvo Cars of Canada commenced support of the national award, in place since 1991. This award recognizes volunteers for their outstanding contributions to sailing activities at Sail Canada member clubs, Sailing Schools and Regattas. 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.

2017 ASA Board of Directors

2017 Alberta Sailing Association
Board of Directors

At the recent Alberta Sailing Association Annual General Meeting, the following people were elected to serve on the Alberta Sailing Association Board of Directors.

President                                 Tim Griggs (Glenmore Sailing Club)

Treasurer                                Ron Hewitt (Glenmore Sailing Club/FACS)

Secretary                                 Ian Leitch (City of Calgary)

Director at Large                    John Cormack (Newell Sailing Club)

Director at Large                    Stacey Gibb (Wabamun Sailing Club)

Director at Large                    Mark Lambert (Disabled Sailing Alberta)

Director at Large                    Garry Chan (Calgary Yacht Club)

John Cormack is a member in good standing of Newell Sailing Club.  John is in charge of all the maintenance and storing of ASA equipment,

Stacey Gibb is a member in good standing of Wabamun Sailing Club and her interests are in the Race Management side of sailing as well as developing more Judges in Alberta.

Mark Lambert is the Commodore of Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta.

Garry Chan is a member in good standing of the Calgary Yacht Club and his interest is in building a strong youth racing program in the province.

Three of our 2016 Board members have stepped off the Board, but we would like to thank Michael Hooper, Kelsey Stroppel and Braden Gray for their service and contributions, especially during our Strategic Planning sessions.

Notice of Annual General Meeting



It is with pleasure that we invite all members in good standing with Alberta Sailing Association to the Annual General Meeting.

The AGM will be held in Room 2501 of Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, on Saturday November 5th, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



10:00   Coffee

10:30   Club Reports

12:00   Lunch and registration

1:00     AGM called to order by Tim Griggs, President

-Presidents Report

-Executive Director Report

-Board Reports

-Financial Report

-Election of Officers



If you have any questions please feel free to contact Fie Hulsker at (,

Or by phone at 403-827-5578


DSAA Stampede Breakfast

Come join DSAA for our 22nd Annual Stampede Breakfast!
Just a friendly reminder to come join us this Saturday July 9th between
10 AM- 2 PM for a day filled with sun, sailing, western style Stampede breakfast, live music, silent auction items, face painting, and entertainment!

This event is open to the public so please feel free to invite friends and family!

Time to go Sailing





THESE CAMPS WILL BE HELD ON MAY 14-15, MAY 21 -22 AND MAY 28-29, 2016




Camps will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day


There is no charge for these camps if you are a member in good standing at any yacht or sailing Club in Alberta.  If you are not a member, the cost will be $25 per day.


All fleets are welcome although the focus will be on Optimists, Lasers, Laser Radials and 29ers


Coaching staff includes:


Ian Elliott, Provincial Coach

Krzysztof of Machnowski, Coach

Chris Cowan, Ontario Sailing Association Coach ( May 14/15 only)

Michael Leitch, 29er Coach  (May 28/29 only)

Nic Hamel, CYC coach

Kristi van Gunst, GSC coach



Please bring your own lunch!


To register please email Laurie at or Fie at


Sailors with all levels of experience are welcome!




Laurie 403-272-3300


Fie       403-827-5578


Offshore Personal Survival Course

The mobile offshore personal survival course is returning to Calgary.

There will be a Sail Canada-World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival course held in Calgary the weekend of May 14-15, 2016 at the Genmore Aquatic Centre.
This unique training is for cruisers and racers and anyone contemplating extended passages over water requiring any degree of self sufficiency.
The two day course includes practical hands-on training including 2 hrs in a swimming pool with a life-raft.
Participants will receive a World Sailing offshore personal survival certificate of competence valid for a a period of five years.  This certificate is a requirement for major offshore races.
Online registration is open at  Seats are limited and early registration is encouraged.