Kingston to host Sail Canada’s four youth and senior National Championships this summer

Kingston, April 16, 2024 – Sail Canada’s four youth and senior National Championships will be hosted in Kingston, ON, by CORK/Sail Kingston this summer.

The first championships will feature Formula Kite, one of the two new classes at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games this summer. Sail Canada’s 2024 Senior Formula Kite Championships will be held July 4-7, during FOILKingston. This event will also include the iQFoil and WASZP classes. The Notice of Race for this event is now available and participants can now register through and

Then, August 6-9, Kingston will host Sail Canada’s 2024 Youth Championships and its 2024 Senior ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Championships. Last year event, held in Kingston, attracted close to 500 athletes who took part in these two events held simultaneously. This year, the competition will be held during CORK International and Olympic Classes Regatta, which will also showcase the 29er North American Championships.

Sail Canada Youth Championships are the pinnacle event of the season for Canadian youth sailors, with athletes travelling from across the country to compete in the 29er, Club 420, ILCA 4 and ILCA 6 classes.

Finally, Sail Canada’s 2024 49er and 49erFX Senior Championships will be the last national event of the season August 16-18. The 29er Canadian Championships, as well as multi-fleet one-design competitions will also happen at the same time, including in VXOne, Finn, Soling, Etchells and Viper640.

The Notice of race and registration for the events to be held in August will be available in the coming weeks.

Sail Canada’s 2024 National Championships are part of a series of seven Sail Canada National and Regional Championships that will be held this summer. Sail Canada previously announced that Sail Central 2024 will be held at the Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club in Ontario, July 11-14, 2024, during the ABYC Seahorse Regatta, while Sail East will be held July 19-21 at the St. Margaret Sailing Club, Nova Scotia., during the Bay Wind Regatta.

Helly Hansen is the proud prize sponsor for the 2024 Sail Canada Championships.

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

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.