Sunday, January 18, 2015

Salon 105 West – Direct Energy Centre (Main Floor), Toronto
 10:00am – 12:30pm
This year, there will be an election to elect a new member to the Ontario Sailing Board of Directors.  The candidates are Jay Kirkpatrick and Greg Scott.
Jay Kirkpatrick Photo  Greg Scott Photo
Jay Kirkpatrick Greg Scott
Jay Kirkpatrick has been a lifelong sailor from the early days of instructing summer campers in CL16s, to racing C&Cs, and a Past-Commodore of BHYC.  In recent years, Jay has been with Ontario Sailing to support the Strategy Committee and Membership Committee.  With this experience, his interest in joining the Ontario Sailing Board of Directors is to develop programs to grow the sport of sailing, and strengthen the value of the organization to Clubs and Members.When not on the water, Jay is a graduate of Ryerson’s Industrial Engineering program and others including Ivey and Schulich Business Schools.  Jay’s 18 years’ leading Purolator’s engineering team and now the transformation of the aviation operations provides experience with people, processes, and regulatory requirements.His wife Lori is an active C&C33 racer, older daughter Meghan holds a Club Race Officer certificate and younger daughter Kimberley is on the Ontario Sailing Radial Team. In 1971, Greg Scott began building dinghies (Albacore, Y-Flyer, Echo, Cygnus, etc.) at Skene boats in Ottawa. In 1976, he went to CS Yachts in Brampton to commence tooling of the forthcoming CS 36. He worked on that line and the 27 as well as in sales. In late 1978, he bought the commercial aspect of the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour venue and ran a boat dealership of small and large boats and boards (Bic, AMF, Bombardier, Edel, CS and Hinterhoeller). He also ran a sailing school for boards with boat rentals and a large charter fleet. This was sold in 1986.Each year during CORK, they brought in everything they could to serve and service sailors including a relationship with Hans Fogh to bring sail repairs and a supply of small parts they normally didn’t stock. That Fogh/CORK relationship carries today. That was a great experience as they met and took care of so many sailors in the shop and at the very well-used work bench they set up outside to assist racers. There were many long fun days. During that time, he began sailing with the Heatwave crew on an F3 and Beneteau 1st Class 12. They were chosen as Ontario’s boat in the Labatt Challenge Canada in 1984. They had great success until the end of that era winning a tremendous amount including the big boats at CORK many times. That was followed by tenures on other big boats here on Lake Ontario (Dynamo and Seagoon) plus US boats.He then moved onto a career in Real Estate Sales and for a time, managed his father’s law firm in Toronto. He has been on a few boards (H’Art Studios as a member & President and KYC as Harbour Master). After a period on school council and various committees, he was elected as a School Board Trustee.His joy of being around sailing leads him to put back as much as he’s taken.  He sits as Chair of the OSA Membership Committee and believes that they are slowly reaching some objectives. He has been a regular contributor to sailing publications and wrote an article that seems as current today as when it was written. He welcomes a chance to participate further in this great sport and activity for life.
If you plan on attending the AGM, please RSVP to Krystal Smith at 1-888-672-7245 ext. 221 or  Please indicate if you will also be the voting representative for your organization and how many people (with names) that will be attending with you.
If a representative from your organization cannot attend to vote on your behalf, you may assign your vote to someone else via proxy.  Download the proxy below and return the completed form to the Ontario Sailing office by Thursday, January 15th, 2014.

Ontario Sailing Proxy (.doc)

Ontario Sailing Proxy (.pdf)

Completed proxies can be submitted:

  • via fax to 1-877-677-7275
  • via mail to 17-70 Unsworth Drive, Hamilton, ON L8W 3K4