Close to 350 sailing athletes in Kingston this week for two Sail Canada National Championships
August 8, 2022
The competitions will start tomorrow Tuesday, August 9
Kingston, August 8, 2022 – Kingston, ON, will host close to 350 sailors this week as two National Championships will be held back to back: the Sail Canada 2022 ILCA 4, ILCA 6 and Club 420 Youth Championships, August 9-12, which will be held simultaneously with the 2022 CORK International, as well as the Sail Canada 2022 ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Senior Championships set to follow August 13-16, while also presenting the Albacore and Finn Canadian Championships.
For the Sail Canada 2022 ILCA 4, ILCA 6 and Club 420 Youth Championships, a total of 300 sailors are registered, including Annalise Balasubramanian, who represented Canada at the past two Youth Sailing World Championships. In 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands, she came up with the best Canadian performance in ILCA 6 since 2009 at the Youth Sailing World Championships with a 12th-place finish.
At the Sail Canada 2022 ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Senior Championships, a total of 30 athletes will take part in the competition, including Sail Canada Development Squad members Clara Gravely and Coralie Vittecoq.
Races will be held according to the following schedule:
Sail Canada 2022 ILCA 4, ILCA 6 and Club 420 Youth Championships
-Tuesday, August 9: 2 races scheduled starting at 1pm
-Wednesday, August 10: 3 races scheduled starting at 11am
-Thursday, August 11: 3 races scheduled starting at 11am
-Friday, August 12: 3 races scheduled starting at 11am
Sail Canada 2022 ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Senior Championships
-Saturday, August 13: 2 races scheduled starting at 1pm
-Sunday, August 14: 3 races scheduled starting at 11am
-Monday, August 15: 3 races scheduled starting at 11am
-Tuesday, August 16: 3 races scheduled starting at 11am
The upcoming events are the third and fourth of five Sail Canada Championships to be held this summer, all in Kingston, according to the following schedule:
-Sail Canada 49er and 49erFX Senior Championships: July 21-24
-Sail Canada 29er Youth Championships: August 4 to 7
-Sail Canada ILCA 4, ILCA 6 and Club 420: August 9-12
-Sail Canada ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Senior Championships: August 13-16
-Sail Canada Open Kiteboarding Senior Championships: August 18-21
More info is available through Sail Canada’s website at www.sailing.ca.
About Sail Canada
Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.
A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.