Nominations for Sail Canada Annual Awards are now open

Deadline for nominations is March 15

Kingston, February 8, 2024 – Sail Canada is pleased to announce that nominations for its 2024 Annual Awards are now open.

Starting now, Sail Canada is looking to receive nominations from the Canadian Sailing community to recognize outstanding sailors, athletes, coaches, instructors, officials, volunteers and events through one of Sail Canada’s different Annual Award categories, based on activities and performances that occurred from January 1 to December 31, 2023.

Regarding Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Year Award, since its inauguration by Rolex Canada 37 years ago, the final awarding of Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year Award was last year after being celebrated by the partner from 1986 to 2022. This year, Sail Canada is pleased to carry on with the annual recognition and today’s call for nominations includes celebrating Canada’s best sailing achievements, activities and performances in 2023 (January 1 to December 31, 2023) with Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Year Award.

Nomination forms for each of the awards are available online at Once they have been filled out, they can be sent no later than March 15, 2024, to Sail Canada’s National Office at

The recipients of these awards will be honoured through the year.

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.