On June 22, celebrate the start of a new season with #SummerSailstice and #GoSailing

Register your sailing hours of June 22 and you could win one of the participation prizes

Kingston, May 31, 2024 – On Saturday, June 22, let’s celebrate the official start of summer and support the Canadian Sailing Team in preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games! #RaiseYourSails and #GoSailing by taking part in #SummerSailstice.

On June 22, celebrate the 24th anniversary of this initiative by joining the international movement as #SummerSailstice aims to celebrate sailing around the world.

During that day, Canada sailors are Invited to take a picture and/or a video of themselves with or without their crew sailing, post it on their social media and tag Sail Canada using the following hashtags: #SummerSolstice #RaiseYourSails and #GoSailing.

Canadian community challenge: Register your sailing hours!
On June 22 – a little more than one month away from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games -, the Canadian sailing community will aim to collectively reach a total of 700 hours on the water to match the distance of approximately 6,500 km that separates Kingston, Ontario, from Marseille, France, while sailing at an average speed of 5 knots. Marseille will be the host site for the 2024 Olympic sailing competition.

Canadian sailors are encouraged to record their sailing hours between June 22 up until Sunday, June 23, at 11:59.59pm (ET) and register to win one of the participation prizes through www.sailing.ca/gosailing.

Whether you’re cruising with friends and family, or if you plan to compete in an event in Canada such as Sail West or to represent Canada at Kiel Week, at the ILCA 4 Youth World Championships or at the SailGP event in New York, #RaiseYourSails, #GoSailing, celebrate #SummerSailstice and register your sailing hours on June 22!

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.