Volunteer Training Opportunities


Assistant Mark Layer Course (one-day) at CORK

Dates: Thursday August 3rd, 2023, 9:00am – 2:00 pm.

Cost: $38.70 (includes taxes)

An Assistant Mark Layer is capable of assisting a mark layer as a member of the Race Committee. The one-day Sail Canada Assistant Mark Layer Course is a prerequisites to apply for Assistant Mark Layer Certification. This is a classroom based course and does not have an on-water component.

This course requires a minimum number of registrants. If the minimum enrollment number is not reached, registrants will be refunded and notified by email.

You will receive a confirmation email upon registering with additional information prior to the start of the course.


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