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About International Sail and Power Association

 

Who We Are

The International Sail and Power Association is a non-profit society incorporated under the British Columbia Societies Act. Though our Regular members are Instructors and representatives of accredited Boating schools, Students and others are invited to become Associate members.

Objectives

 

To increase participation and enjoyment in boating by:  

  • exciting more people to get onto the water and sail as often as possible
  • increasing the awareness of safety on the water
  • building relationships with our partners and other associations
  • working closely with the many sailing schools to encourage International Sail and Power Association training.

To raise standards:

  • for the power boating and sailing community in order to develop competency to aid in the overall pleasure of boating
  • to raise the profile of International Sail and Power Association in Canada and Internationally.
  • to understand and meet the aspirations of the boating public

Instruction

  • to have International Sail and Power Association become an important source of boating information and training programs
  • to ensure that all the programs of International Sail and Power Association are accessible to all
  • to encourage new instructors to enter the program
  • to  encourage instructors to continue sailing education by improving sailing and power boating techniques 

To expand the membership base

  • Increase the membership base of the International Sail and Power Association through provision of unique products and services
  • Augment the image of International Sail and Power Association
  • Provide continuous communication with members. 

To be financially strong 

  • achieve an annual operating surplus
  • increase turnover
  • minimize the working capital requirements for trading operations;

Code of Ethics 

  • Students are expected to treat other Students, Instructors, and members of the boating community with dignity and respect.
  • Students will act in a manner that will contribute to a safe, positive and constructive learning and boating environment.
  • Instructors will provide a safe learning environment, and will treat Students, Instructors, and other members of the boating community with dignity and respect.
  • Instructors will act in a manner that will contribute to a safe, positive and constructive learning and boating environment.
  • Schools will provide the materials and equipment for a safe, positive and constructive learning and boating experience. They will also treat Students, Instructors, and other members of the boating community with dignity and respect.


Our Mission

"The International Sail and Power Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training of both sail and power boat operators, on the water, with an emphasis on safe handling and skillful use of pleasure craft."

Board of Directors

  • President: Agathe Gaulin
  • Vice President: Stephen Nash
  • Secretary: David Almond
  • Treasurer: Lorraine Bell
  • Jacqueline Randen IE Coordinator
  • Eric Hameister
  • Dave Martin
  • Merion Martin
  • Ian MacPherson
Instructor Evaluators ( I.E.)
  • Jacqueline Randen, Coordinator
  • Ian MacPherson
  • Dave Martin
  • Jack Dale
  • David Almond
  • Richard Pochereva
  • Paul Miller
  • Barry Messer

Our Mandate

"The International Sail and Power Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training of both sail and power boat operators, on the water, with an emphasis on safe handling and skillful use of pleasure craft."

 

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Let us support YOU in experiencing Boating as an enjoyable, exhilarating activity. Our instructional program will ensure you truly enjoy your next adventure on the water.

Become a Member

Learn to sail. International Sail and Power Association

Contact

International Sail and Power Association Headquarters, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Email Us

Telephone: +1 250 244-6966

9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST (from Monday to Friday)