Kingston to host Sail Canada 2023 Senior Kiteboarding Championships

The competition will be held July 7-9

Kingston, July 4, 2023 – Kingston will host the top Canadian athletes in Kiteboarding, a discipline that will be one of the new Olympic events at Paris 2024, as part of the Sail Canada 2023 Senior Kiteboarding Championships that will take place July 7-9 at Lake Ontario Park in Kingston, ON.

This competition will be held alongside FoilKingston, FORK Regatta and CORK Olympic Classes Regatta in Kiteboarding as well as the Canadian WASZP Championships, all organized by CORK Kingston.

The Sail Canada 2023 Senior Kiteboarding Championships will also serve as a qualifier for Canadian athletes in Kiteboarding for the upcoming 2023 Youth Sailing World Championships. The 2023 Youth Sailing World Championships, which are an important stepping stone for sailors who are 19 years of age or less on their way to making the Canadian Sailing Team and Development Squad, will be held December 8-16 in Brazil.

A total of 42 athletes will be taking part in this week’s event as a whole, including 15 in the Sail Canada 2023 Kiteboarding Championships. Amongst the Kiteboarding athletes in action will be Mac Morrin from Kingston, ON, and Emily Bugeja from Vancouver, who both qualified to be nominated to Team Canada for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, as well as Nathan Pearce from North Vancouver, B.C., who finished 16th at the 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships in The Hague, NED.

Races will be held according to the following schedule:

Sail Canada 2023 Senior Kiteboarding Championships
-Friday, July 7: races start at 11am
-Saturday, July 8: races start at 11am
-Sunday, July 9: races start at 11am

This event will be the first of seven Sail Canada National and Regional Championships to be held this summer. All National Championships will be held in Kingston. Here is the full schedule of Sail Canada 2023 National and Regional Championships:

-2023 Sail East Regional Championships: July 14-16
-2023 Sail Central Regional Championships: July 20-23
-2023 Sail West Regional Championships: July 27-30
-Sail Canada Youth Championships: August 8-12
-Sail Canada ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Senior Championships: August 8-12
-Sail Canada 49er and 49erFX Senior Championships: September 23-24

Helly Hansen is proud prize sponsor of the 2023 Sail Canada Championships. All registered participants of Sail Canada events can look forward to receiving a perk from Helly Hansen at season’s end.

Sail Canada Championships are funded – in part- by the Government of Canada.

More info is available through Sail Canada’s website at

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.