Volunteer Training Opportunities


Officials Training

Ontario Sailing conducts Assistant Race Officer, Race Officer, Mark Layer, and Judge courses every year, generally in the Spring. Courses are led by experienced officials who are also certified instructors for the subject; Sail Canada developed curriculum/materials form the basis for the courses.

To see a list of the courses and dates, or register for one, go here and select “Race management and Judge Courses”.

Training offered through Sail Canada


Safe Sport training

Offered by the Coaching Association of Canada.  This program designed to educate and provide resources to create a safe and respectful environment for all participants.

This training is a requirement for all Sail Canada Officials.  This training is FREE and we will encourage all CORK volunteers to take the online module.  This will be a requirement for some CORK positions going forward.

You sign up by creating a “Locker account”

The safe sport module is on this page:


I takes around 60 mins to complete.

Maritime Radio course

VHF Radio Training

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offer the Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) with Digital Selective Calling by on-line self-study or in virtual classrooms with instructors. Squadrons across Canada offer the course.

Please visit www.cps-ecp.ca

Peter French, kingston.vhfmarinecourse@gmail.com

First Aid

Canadian Red Cross

St John Ambulance