Meet the recipient of the City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award - 2017 Canada Games; Gimli Yacht Club
February 23rd 2018 - Kingston, ON
It is with great pleasure that Sail Canada presents this year’s City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award to the 2017 Canada Games in Gimli, Manitoba!
Gimli Yacht Club was the host city for sailing at the 50th Jeux Canada Games last summer. Hosting 60 athletes, 9 Coaches, 10 Managers, 50 Officials and over 70 volunteers, people from across the nation gathered to part take in the event. The 5 day event encompassed a wide range of classes such as 29er Female, 29er Male, Laser Radial Female, Laser Male and 2.4M. Officials from across the country came together to deliver fair racing in very challenging conditions.
The Canada Games and Gimli Yacht Club Organizing Committee went above and beyond to ensure that sailors, coaches and officials were welcomed and well taken care of over the course of the week. They had been planning the event for over two years and provided a great venue and atmosphere for everyone involved.
Join us in celebrating this award on Friday March 2nd, 2018 at 6.30pm at The Carlu in Toronto, ON. Tickets are available here!
This award is in place to recognize a regatta whereupon all aspects of race management have resulted in an overall organizational success. The following criteria must be met.
a) The regatta should be an event of provincial, national or international status held between December 2, 2016 to December 1, 2017.
b) The regatta will have been a well co-ordinated and orchestrated event.
c) Key criteria for this event includes: overall achievement of the event objectives, the level of community involvement, positive feedback from participants, including sailors, coaches and officials.
d) The regatta will have met Sail Canada expectations with reference to the use of certified officials. This is an important phpect of promoting and increasing the overall regatta management skill development.