Employment Opportunity – Great Slave Lake

Opportunity for CANSail Instructors in the Northwest Territories



Great Slave Sailing Club is looking for CANSail instructors for the 2017 summer season.


The Great Slave Sailing Club


The GSSC is located in Yellowknife, NWT on the shores of Yellowknife Bay on Great Slave Lake; the 5th largest in North America and the 10th largest lake in the world. Yellowknife is a small, remote yet friendly city with the amenities of a capital. The bush and the lake are literally on our doorsteps.


The Positions:

We require a Head Instructor and an Instructor to work with our small team of local instructors:



  • Relevant Cansail Instructor certifications (CANSail 4 preferred)
  • Registered and paid Sail Canada instructor insurance prior to start date
  • Valid prerequisites as of June 2017
  • Pleasure Craft Operating Card
  • Preference will be given to ⅚ trained instructors and Learning facilitators


What we offer:

  • Fun and friendly work environment
  • guaranteed monthly salary based on experience including travel bursary and accommodation
  • Opportunity to work overtime on weekends and evenings
  • Organised club events including weekend cruises
  • Chance to experience and live in the north for a summer


Our program

The GSSC will run a 8 week program Monday June 26- August 18th. Children’s classes run weekdays Mon-Fri and adult classes will run twice weekly in the evenings and on occasional weekends.


To Apply

For enquiries or to send an application including cover letter and resume please contact:

Tamlin Gilbert, Training Coordinator


Tel: 867 8735851

The position will remain open until it is filled




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.

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 info@albertasailing.com,  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 info@albertasailing.com.  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.