Royal Vancouver Yacht Club to host Sail Canada 2024 Sail West Championships this weekend

The competition will be held June 22-23

Kingston, June 17, 2024 – Over 100 sailors will be in action this weekend, June 22-23, at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, as they will take part in Sail Canada 2024 Sail West Championships.

The competition will be held during the “Waves Regatta”, the largest dinghy event on the West Coast in Canada, welcoming annually over 100 participants. This year, they will primarily come from British Columbia and Alberta. Sailors will compete in the 29er, Club 420, ILCA 4, ILCA 6, ILCA 7, Optimist and RS Feva classes.

Training clinic to start the weekend
Sail Canada Sail West Championships will start with a training clinic on Friday, June 21, from 9am to 5pm.

This day will be led by Kyle Martin, Sail Canada National Training Centre Coach and Canadian Sailing Team Alumni, Matt Pistay, Head High-Performance Coach at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, and Federico Temesio, head of the Optimist Program at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

Races for Sail West will be held according to the following schedule:
-Saturday, June 22: races are scheduled to start at 11:30 am
-Sunday, June 23: races are scheduled to start at 11 am

Sail Canada Sail West event is part of a series of seven Sail Canada National and Regional Championships to be held this summer. These competitions provide an opportunity for sailors to train and compete with high-level sailors in their region, in addition to serving as talent identification opportunities for regional and provincial sailing teams, as development and mentoring opportunities for coaches, as well as training and development opportunities for officials and volunteers.

More information about Sail Canada 2024 Sail West Championships is available at

Helly Hansen is the proud prize sponsor for the 2024 Sail Canada Championships.

Sail Canada Championships are funded – in part- by the Government of Canada.

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.