ASA Strategic Planning

The board of the Alberta Sailing Association will hold a Strategic Planning exercise on Saturday, June 25, in Calgary. Member organizations in good standing are welcome to send a representative as an observer. GSC, GSS, Newell and CYC are directly represented by board members.

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.

Scholarship Available – Limited Time

From:  Kristin Gorkoff <>
Subject:  Bradley Hillmo Anderson Memorial Award


I am writing to request your assistance in promoting the Bradley Hillmo Anderson Memorial Award to any students you know of entering post-secondary this upcoming fall or who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary school in Calgary. I’ve added the award description below:

Scholarship provides assistance to full-time students. Preference given to students with sailing experience attending Calgary post-secondaries, full-time, any year of study first degree, minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants must provide a brief summary of their circumstances and their involvement in sailing

There is one award valued at approximately $400 and the deadline to apply is May 30, 2016 at midnight. Interested students can go to and apply under student awards, or they can follow the link below directly to the award page:

If anyone has any questions regarding the award they can contact us at

Thanks in advance,

Kristin Gorkoff
Student Awards Administrator
Calgary Foundation
700-999 8 St SW
Calgary AB, T2R 1J5
P: 403-802-7711 

2016 ASA Head Coach Ian Elliott


Alberta Sailing Association, City of Calgary Sailing School and Calgary Yacht Club are pleased to announce that they have hired Ian Elliott as Coach for the 2016 season.

Ian’s duties will be divided between Alberta Sailing Association, City of Calgary and Calgary Yacht Club.  We welcome him back to the Alberta Sailing scene and look forward to a great summer on the water!

The cooperation between City of Calgary Sailing School, Calgary Yacht Club and Alberta Sailing Association is an innovative approach to deal with the unique challenges that sailing on the Prairies entails!

Tim Griggs
Alberta Sailing Association

Michael Hooper
Calgary Yacht Club

Braden Gray
Head Instructor
Glenmore Sailing School
City of Calgary

Assistant Mark Laying and Mark Laying course

Assistant Mark Laying and Mark Laying course

Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

First day will be at Glenmore Sailing Club, and if conditions permit, the second day will be at Calgary Yacht Club

COST:  $20

The Sail Canada Assistant Mark Layer and Mark Layer Courses are intended to provide volunteers the opportunity to gain knowledge of the procedures and duties of a mark layer.   After obtaining the necessary experience, attendees of the first day may apply for Sail Canada Assistant Mark Layer certification and attendees of both days may apply for Sail Canada Mark Layer certification.   Here is a link describing the criteria:

This course will be of interest to sailors as well as race management personnel as it includes practical demonstration of the use of equipment such as hand bearing compasses, GPS’s, laser range finders, nautical chart overlays on Google Earth, etc.   If the weather permits, the attendees will be able to practice outside with these race management tools.

You can register for the course through Glenmore Sailing Club website, or email ASA at

2017 Canada Summer Games Athlete Selection


During the 2016 sailing season, the Alberta Sailing Association (ASA) will be selecting representatives to compete at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.  If you have any questions please contact Fie Hulsker at,  on her cell at 403-827-5578 or at home at 403-271-2445.


Individuals and teams interested in competing in the Canada Summer Games in 2017 must provide written notice via email to  Notice must be received on or before June 01, 2016.  If you apply, a confirmation notice from the Alberta Sailing Association will be sent to you, if you do not receive a reply conformation, please contact Fie Hulsker.


Age of participants:


Under 21 (No younger than 17) Male Category

Single-handed – Laser: 1 competitor per boat (individual competition)

Double handed – 29er: 2 competitors per boat (team competition)


Under 21 (No younger than 17) Female Category

Single-handed –Laser Radial: 1 competitor per boat (individual competition)

Double handed – 29er: 2 competitors per boat (team competition)


Para Sailing Mixed Category

Single-handed – 2.4m: 1 competitor per boat (individual competition)


Lasers /Laser Radial qualification Regattas for both Girls and Boys will be the 2016 WAVES regatta, in Vancouver,  the 2016 Ice Breaker Regatta iat Calgary Yacht Club, and SAILWEST in Gimli Manitoba. Total points achieved in each regatta will be added together and the sailors with the lowest point total will qualify for the Canada Summer Games.


Due to the limited availability of ASA 29er’s a match racing format will be followed to determine the successful qualifiers in 29er boys and girls.   The Match Racing Regatta will be held at a location and time TBD in June, 2016


If notice is given by only one entry in a category that entry will be acclaimed.


If no application is received in a category ASA will campaign to seek likely candidates. Selection of a successful candidate will be at the discretion of ASA.