Port Credit Yacht Club to host Canada’s 2023 Celebration of Sailing October 17

Kingston, August 25, 2023 – Sail Canada, along with the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC), is inviting all Canadian sailing fans to Canada’s third annual Celebration of Sailing reception which will be held on Tuesday, October 17, at the PCYC.

Following the exciting conclusion of Sarah Douglas’ final races at the 2023 Sailing World Championships, where she qualified Canada for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the ILCA 6 class, this year’s reception will serve to celebrate that feat and so much more! Canada’s Celebration of Sailing marks the pinnacle event of the season for the sport of sailing in Canada, where our nation’s high-performance sailors of past, present and future gather with welcomed guests to celebrate outstanding performances and experiences.

Guests will be treated with plentiful appetizers, complimentary beverages, and will enjoy:

-a meet and greet session with members of the 2023 National Sailing Team and Development Squad, alumni, pros and our NextGen sailors;
-a send-off ceremony for Canada’s Santiago 2023 Pan American Games Sailing Team;
-a launch of the countdown to the sailing competition at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games;
-entertainment from the Stories from the Helm; a captivating panel interview with 4 or 5 Canadian Performance Sailors;
-the awarding of Sail Canada’s 2023 Rolex Sailor of the Year Award;
-a complimentary gift!

Tickets now available!
With a limited number of tickets available, get yours now at https://www.sailing.ca/product/canadas-celebration-of-sailing/.

Ticket holders will receive a donation tax receipt and all proceeds will go to Canada’s high performance sailing programs.

Nominate a sailor
Nominations are now open for Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year Award, which is given out to individuals who have provided global recognition to Canadian sailing and Sail Canada. They are renowned leaders who have attained high levels of excellence in terms of results and accomplishments in worldwide events or activities. Along with recognition for exemplary sportsmanship, they have the respect of their fellow sailors.

Deadline for nomination is September 14. More details on Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year Award, as well as the nomination form, are available at https://www.sailing.ca/rolex-sailor-of-the-year-award/.

Canada’s Celebration of Sailing reception event holds opportunities for sponsors and support partners. Groups or individuals interested in finding out how they can be showcased at this event should contact Sail Canada at marketing@sailing.ca.

More details about the event are available at https://www.sailing.ca/sc_event/canadas-celebration-of-sailing/.

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.