Sail Canada annually identifies Canada’s up and coming high performance sailors, offering Coaching & HP Programming to well over 100 identified youth athletes across Canada each year at organized events and camps.
Sail Canada Youth World Team
Athletes named annually following performance at the Youth World Selection Events as outlined in the Youth World Team Selection Criteria. Athletes selected for the Sail Canada Youth Worlds Team will represent Canada at the World Sailing Youth World Championships.
Canadian Sailing Youth Squad
Athletes named annually following performance & selection by Sail Canada High Performance Director and the Sail Canada National Performance Coach at the Canadian Sailing Youth Squad Training Camp.
Read more information about the Canadian Sailing Youth Squad here.
Sail Canada Youth Olympic Training Seminar (YOTS)
Sail Canada YOTS is part of Sail Canada’s NextGen Programming and Talent ID initiative. Not only do these camps allow Sail Canada coaches the opportunity to work with youth sailors from across the country, but they also provide an opportunity for the best youth sailors across the country access to group debriefs with guest coaches and experts.
YOTS at Sail Canada Regional Championships
- Sail West, Sail Central, Sail East
- These YOTS Camps are open to all sailors attending the Sail Canada Regional Championships
YOTS at Sail Canada Youth Championships
- To attend this camp athletes must submit an application
Sail Canada Invitational YOTS (Pacific, Central, Atlantic)
- Sailors will be invited to attend these camps based on performance at Regional Championships and Regional YOTS Camps
Canadian Sailing Youth Squad Training Camp
Annual Training camp for the top youth sailors in Canada. Athletes will be invited to the camp based on performance at the Sail Canada Youth Championships. The camp will take place in the fall and include on-water training, fitness testing, talent ID and skill evaluation. The top athletes from this camp will be named to the Canadian Sailing Youth Squad and will be invited to the Canadian Sailing Team & Development Squad Fall Training Camp.
Canadian Sailing Development Squad
The pinnacle step in Sail Canada’s NextGen Programming is the qualification to the CSDS.