2016 Sail West at Gimli Yacht Club
The first 2016 Sail Canada regional championship presented by Volvo kicked off with Sail West at Gimli Yacht Club! Teams from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta have been on site training since Wednesday, in preparation for racing which will take place over the weekend.
The event, which also includes the Laser Canadian Championships, is the official test event for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, taking place next August in Winnipeg. A full team of volunteers and officials are hard at work ensuring everything goes off without a hitch, all part of the preparations that are well underway for the Games next summer.
With lighter conditions forecasted for Saturday and Sunday, racing is sure to be tight. Sailors who come out on top will be receiving prizes thanks to Helly Hansen.
Stay tuned for updates throughout the weekend!