Helly Hansen to support the 2021 Canadian eSailing Championship set to start June 1st

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Kingston, May 20, 2021 ‰ÛÒ A few weeks before the first edition of the Canadian eSailing Championship is set to launch on June 1st, Sail Canada is proud to announce the on-boarding of the event‰Ûªs first partners:

‰Û¢ Helly Hansen Canada, Proud Supporter of the Canadian eSailing Championship;

‰Û¢ Parker & Bass, Cash Prize Sponsor

Helly Hansen is Sail Canada‰Ûªs official apparel partner and outfitter for the Canadian Sailing Team. This year, while the partner proudly outfits our sailors on the racecourse at Tokyo 2020, they are pleased to help bring this fun new experience to Canadians at home. Along with financial support for the event, Helly Hansen will be gifting all 20 finalists of the Canadian eSailing Championship with a shopping perk!

For their part, Parker & Bass are pleased to offer cash prizing to the top three finishers in the Final: $500 to the gold medalist, $300 to the silver medalist and $200 to the bronze medalist.

Any parties interested in joining as partners of the Canadian eSailing Championship are invited to contact Sail Canada at marketing@sailing.ca.

Register before the start of racing

Starting on June 1st, participants will be able to take part in an unlimited number of races through the Virtual Regatta Inshore platform at https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/inshore-game/, until August 20 inclusively.

Following the season, the top 20 Canadians, based on the World Sailing World Championship ranking, will be invited to take part in the final that will be held August 31. The first 10 participants will qualify for the World Championship that are held annually during the fall and sanctioned by World Sailing.

Sailors are invited to register for the Canadian eSailing Championship. Scoring starts on June 1st.

Full details, including the Notice of Race, are available at www.sailing.ca/eSailing.

Need more information?

Before the start of this inaugural season, Sail Canada will hold its second and last virtual informational session with 2016 Olympian and eSailing participant Lee Parkhill. This session will take place onTuesday, May 25 at 8 pm (Toronto time). If you would like to take part, please send an email to communications@sailing.ca.

During this session, which will have the same content as in the first one, participants will not only learn more about how the game works but also about the different elements that influence the sport of sailing, so they can replicate it in the electronic game.

Please note that the recording of the first informational session held May 10 is available for viewing at www.sailing.ca/eSailing.

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.