Events will be held in Glen Haven, NS, Gimli, MB, and Hudson, QC
Kingston, March 11, 2022 ÛÒ Sail Canada announced today the dates and hosts of its 2022 three-part series regional championships Sail East, Sail Central and Sail West, to be held in July.
The first weekend of action will be July 15-17 as two regional competitions will be held at the same time. St. Margaret Sailing Club in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia, will host athletes from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland-and-Labrador at Sail Canada 2022 Sail East during the Bay Wind Regatta, while Gimli Yacht Club in Gimli, Manitoba, will welcome sailors from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut at Sail Canada 2022 Sail West.
Sail Central, including participants from Ontario and Quebec, will be held the weekend after, July 21-24, at the Hudson Yacht Club in Hudson, QC, during the Fruitbowl regatta.
Notices of races for each competition will be available soon and registrations will open in the coming months.
These three Sail Canada Regional Championships showcase each annually around 150 sailors, and are attended by:
-U15 sailors in the Optimist class;
-U17 sailors in the Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420 and 29er classes;
-Open class sailors in Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420, 29er and Optimist classes.
These competitions provide a chance 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.
Calendar for 2022 Sail East, Central and West
2022 Sail East (at Bay Wind Regatta)
St. Margaret Sailing Club
Glen Haven, Nova Scotia
2022 Sail West
Gimli Yacht Club
2022 Sail Central (at Fruitbowl Regatta)
Hudson Yacht Club
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.