Growth. Retention. Performance








Growth.  Every practice, competition, month, day, and year, East Coast ILCA sailors will grow. We’ll focus on progression, learning, and becoming a stronger sailor both on the water and off.

Retention.  Sailing is a lifetime sport. By creating positive experiences, clear pathways, and an emphasis on learning and having fun, sailors will return year after year. Whether you’re a mid-week keelboat sailor or training at the national level, commitment and skill retention will be a clear focus of East Coast ILCA.

Performance.  When it comes to competitions, East Coast ILCA will aim to perform at the highest level. Measures of success include competing at Youth Worlds, U-21 Worlds, Canada Games, National Championships, and obtaining spots on Sail Canada’s National Team.

Sailing Programs

Spring / Fall / Summer



Yearly Training Plans (YTP)



"Chris is very accurate in identifying the physics of boat speed and techniques.  He brings very fresh and also appropriate new ideas which helped energize my sailing career.  His coaching helped me greatly in leading up to my 7th place finish at the 2009 Youth Worlds in Buzios Brazil.  It was then that I decided I wanted to be a professional sailor, and I haven't looked back!"

Alec Anderson

Melges 20 World Champion, 3 X North American Champion, 3 X Top ten at World Championships

I've had the opportunity of sailing with Chris on a few boats recently and I've been more than impressed by his ability to quickly master unfamiliar boats, crew positions and playbooks. He is a commited student of the sailing and coaching game plus has an infectous possitive attitude that brings out the best of everyone on the boat!  Chris will make you and your team better!"

Richard Clarke

5 X Olympian, Volvo Ocean Race Winner, World Champion, all round nice guy

"Training with Chris was some of the best Laser sailing I have done in my life.  On a regular basis, I was practicing boat handling and speed testing in the morning, and hiking hard in the afternoon.  Working with Chris, I was able to achieve a greater understanding of strategy, tactics, and preparing for regattas"

Claire Merry

Canadian National Team 2007-2016, ISAF Rank 16th

"After I outgrew the Optimist, I was unsure of what to do next.  After speaking with Chris, he encouraged me to get into the Laser Radial and come train in Canada.  2 years later, I would go on to finish 14th at the Youth Worlds after just turning 16. Chris' knowledge of the Laser is profound, Chris also always puts the athlete first."

Thad Lettsome

BVI National Team, Tulane University Sailing Team, 14th Youth Worlds 2017



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Contact Info

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: chriswatters

Phone Number: 1-647-404-0657

WhatsApp: 1-647-404-0657