New Olympic sailing event featured in Kingston this week

Sail Canada Open Kiteboarding Senior Championships to start tomorrow

Kingston, August 17, 2022 ‰ÛÒ Kiteboarding, one of the new sailing events that will be added to the program at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, will be featured this week in Kingston, ON, as the Sail Canada 2022 Open Kiteboarding Senior Championships will take place August 18-21, at the same time as the CORK Olympic Classes Regatta.

Starting tomorrow, 14 kiteboarders from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and the United States will battle for the title at the competition‰Ûªs second edition. Among them will be Mac Morrin, Michael Brodeur and Adam Vance on the men‰Ûªs side, as well as Martyna Dakowicz on the women‰Ûªs side, who represented Canada at the Formula Kite World Championships last October. Morrin and Brodeur are also Sail Canada Development Squad members.

Mathieu Turgeon of Pointe-Claire, QC, the bronze medalist in the trampoline event in gymnastics at the 2000 Olympic Games, is also on the list of competitors.

Races will be held according to the following schedule:

Sail Canada 2022 Open Kiteboarding Senior Championships

-Thursday, August 18: 5 races scheduled starting at 1pm

-Friday, August 19: 6 races scheduled starting at 11am

-Saturday, August 20: 6 races scheduled starting at 11am

-Sunday, August 21: 6 races scheduled starting at 11am

This event is the fifth and last of five Sail Canada Championships to be held this summer, all in Kingston, according to the following schedule:

-Sail Canada 49er and 49erFX Senior Championships: July 21-24

-Sail Canada 29er Youth Championships: August 4 to 7

-Sail Canada ILCA 4, ILCA 6 and Club 420: August 9-12

-Sail Canada ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Senior Championships: August 13-16

-Sail Canada Open Kiteboarding Senior Championships: August 18-21

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.