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About ispa

 

Who We Are

The International Sail and Power Association is a non-profit society registered with the British Columbia Ministry of Finance.  The ISPA Board consists  of the President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer  and Committee (see right).

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 ISPA 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 ISPA in Canada and Internationally.
  • to understand and meet the aspirations of the boating public

Instruction

  • to have ISPA become an important source of boating information and training programs
  • to ensure that all the programs of ISPA 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 ISPA through provision of unique products and services
  • Augment the image of ISPA
  • 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."

ISPA Board of Directors

  • President: Dave Martin
  • Vice President: Jim McLaughlin
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Lorraine Bell  
  • Ian MacPherson
  •  Agathe Gaulin
  • Merion Martin
  • Barry Messer
  • Jacqueline Randen
Instructor Evaluators ( I.E.)
  • Jack Dale 
  • Warren Hale
  • Victor Lironi 
  • Ian MacPherson 
  • Dave Martin
  • Jim McLaughlin
  • Paul Miller
  • Dave McVey
  • Jacqueline Randen

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 help to experience an exceptional enjoyable existence on the water. Learn safe and skillful use of a pleasure craft.

Become a Member

Learn to sail. International Sail and Power Association

Contact

ISPA Headquarters, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Email Us

Telephone: Instructor Toll Free 1-877-754-8601 Administrator +1 250-954-0832

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