2017 SPS Annual General Meeting and 20th Anniversary!
Please help us celebrate our 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 8th at the Stockey Centre at our AGM.
Sail Parry Sound Inc. (SPS) was formed in 1997 by a group of sailing enthusiasts to rekindle Parry Sound’s sailing heritage through excellence in regatta management and sail training.
Among the international regattas it has hosted was the 2000 Shark World Championships, with 54 crews from Canada and Europe. Three hundred local volunteers and the support of dozens of community businesses and groups made it a success.
The Sail Parry Sound Sailing School (SPS3) began in 1998 (so we can celebrate again next year!) to bring sailing instruction to the children of Parry Sound. In 2003, it won the William Abbott Senior Award from the Canadian Yachting Association, (now Sail Canada) for excellence in sail training.
After operating for eight years on borrowed premises, Sail Parry Sound moved in 2006 to its home at 30 Waubuno Road, a dedicated site for the sailing school and regattas.
Sail Parry Sound coaches and racers have access to the top coaches in Canada and opportunities to train with the Ontario Racing Team. The Big Sound Challenge youth regatta shared the national CYA award for Best Recreational Sailing Event of 2009.
In 2016, SPS finished the loft and the upper deck on our building, providing much needed space for events and boats!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of SPS over the past 20 years, and we look forward to the years ahead. Hope to see you in April!