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5 May 2006, 11:55 am
CYA Celebrates 75th Anniversary
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Canadian Yachting Association News

75 years ago on 27 April a group of sailors came together to form the Canadian Yachting Association. The purpose of Association was to put together Canada's first sailing team effort for the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games.
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With the Association, and new team barely off the ground, the team finished an impressive fourth out of seven and fifth out of eleven in the Star and Snowbird classes. The Canadian Yachting Association began as an association representing Canada's best sailors and proudly maintains that role today.

Canada's Olympic and Paralympic sailors have won a medal at every consecutive Olympic or Paralympic competition since 1984. Ross MACDONALD and Mike WOLFS proudly won a silver medal in the Star in 2004 in Athens.

Expanded Mission

Although the Association was formed to represent Canada's best sailors, the mission has expanded to include all of Canada's sailors and boaters. The Canadian Yachting Association's vision is to make sailing and recreational boating lifelong activities for Canadians.

Now in its 75th Anniversary year, the Canadian Yachting Association proudly serves sailors and boaters needs with the help of ten provincial sailing associations, 255 member clubs, 97 sailing schools, 38 class associations, 34 camps, and 1200 active instructors and coaches.

The Anniversary year is being used to celebrate Canada's rich history of boating. Dan SARGEANT, CYA Board President states, 'Whether you get out on the water this year to cruise with your friends, catch a fish, or win a race, please join with us to celebrate Canada's boating history.'

CYA (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Canada's latest Olympic success story - the Star team of Ross MCDONALD and Mike WOLFS:© Adrian DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
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