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Sailing in PEI

Sail Prince Edward Island is the provincial governing body for boating and the sport of sailing and is the  representative to the national body of Sail Canada.  It pays annual dues to Sport PEI allowing it to be further identified as the leading amateur sport sailing/power boating contact in Prince Edward Island.


Our History

Best Times: December - May.

Incorporated as a non-profit association in 2000, Sail Prince Edward Island had been operating under the name of PEI Sailing Association since the 1980’s and its mission is to provide leadership, coordination and training to meet the needs of all Island boaters by:

• Promoting sailing and power-boating through collaboration with and by supporting national

partners, member clubs, the member sailing schools and other stakeholders.

• Encouraging participation in the sport of sailing & power boating through excellence in instruction and development of coaches and officials;

• Actively participating in the development and maintenance of national policy and standards within the sport;

• Being the provincial voice of sailors & power boaters in dealing with regulatory authorities and others in matters affecting the sport of sailing and enjoyment of recreational boating; Every year Yacht Clubs, and Sailing Clubs are asked to pay membership dues on behalf of individual members to Sail Prince Edward Island so that they remain “in good standing” and eligible to receive numerous member benefits. These membership dues are usually collected by Clubs as part of annual dues. Membership Dues allow the Association to carry out its work on behalf of all members.

Member Benefits


Sail Benefits Include:

• Access to Sail Canada certified instruction.

• Discount on all Sail Canada materials

• Opportunities to sit on national or provincial committees

• Special Rates on Insurance

• Development camps hosted by national team coaches & athletes

• Instructor Liability Insurance

• Eligible for annual award programs

• Right to Race

• Boat handicapping information

• Annual regatta schedule

• Regatta Liability Insurance

• Sail numbers for offshore racing

• Right to appeal decisions of protests

• Sail Canada certified judges at events

• Rules & Race Management courses and education

• Eligible for annual award programs

• Participation in Sail Canada championships


Powerboat Benefits Include:

• Access to Sail Canada courses specific to powerboating and cruising including Learn To Cruise, Basic Power Boating, & Coastal Navigation.

• Active representation and lobbying to: Canada Coast Guard, national and provincial government agencies and marine organizations.


Benefits to all Members include:

• Providers of Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card

·   Access to funding sources & fundraising programs including tax-receipting.

·   Sail Canada Membership Card

·   Participate on Sail Canada/provincial committees

·   Access to National Partner programs

·   Access to International Sail Federation (ISAF) rules and training

Interested in knowing more?

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