Sail Canada Announces the 2021 Kitefoiling Program
March 1, 2021
With the recent inclusion of kitefoiling to the Olympic games Sail Canada is proud to announce the 2021 Kite foiling program. The program will be focussed on domestic training camps and events for this year with further additions and enhancements leading up to the 2024 Games. Sail Canada also recognizes our provincial partners, Ontario Sailing, BC Sailing and Federation Voile Quebec as well as the dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly to produce the 2021 schedule.
The program will be led in 2021 by Dan Cunningham. Dan is a previous Canadian Sailing Team member, and has an extensive background in foiling and coaching. We welcome Dan to the team and look forward to him leading the foilers to performance success.
It is Sail Canada’s goal to have the best kitefoilers in Canada come to train together with the goals of performance at the 2021 Senior and Youth World Championships and beyond.
There will be a maximum of 6 athletes per coach at the camps. Acceptance for entry to these training camps will be decided based on the following items:
- Proven performance in kites or other Olympic classes
- Commitment to training
- Long term potential
- Equal men/women split (except for Women’s clinic)
- Ability to commit to all camps and World Championships
- Ability to consistently foil around a windward leeward race course
To apply for these camps please fill in the online registration form found in the table below. Successful applicants will be informed within one week of the posted deadline.
If you have camp specific questions please contact Dan Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
See all the details on the Sail Canada kite training here!
2021 Sail Canada Kite Foiling Program – Training Camps
|Camp||Focus||Dates||Location||Coach||Registration Link||Deadline to Apply||Cost|
|#1||Board and kite handling, maneuvers and starting||May 14-16||Montreal, QC||Dan Cunningham||https://forms.gle/HGs9xE6NfG7Ri7TF6||April 15, 2021||TBD|
|#2||Tactics and strategy on the race course and competitors will take part in the TS & CC Icebreaker regatta||May 20, 21- 24, 2021||Toronto, ON||Dan Cunningham||https://forms.gle/HGs9xE6NfG7Ri7TF6||April 20, 2021||$200 plus event fee|
|#3||Speed and rig set up and will be run before the 2021 FORK regatta including some practice racing on full size course||July 16 – 18 & 19 – 22||Kingston, ON||Dan Cunningham||https://forms.gle/p9KTSmWNgkBxLGgbA||June 16, 2021||TBD|
|#4||Pre- World Championships camp – athletes planning to attend the 2021 World Championships and will focus on large fleet starting and speed||August 20-27, 2021||Seattle or Squamish||Dan Cunningham||https://forms.gle/HRbaHz3yfMtiJCkXA||July 20, 2021||$250|
|#5||This camp is designed for women who currently kite and want to improve or learn specific racing skills to maximize performance – could be open to non foiling female kiters wanting an intro into racing.||July 9-11, 2021||Squamish,BC||Dan Cunningham||https://forms.gle/eLbC1Yc4sck1fLqS8||June 9, 2020||TBD|
|#6||Canadian Sailing Team Camp||October 25 – November 21, 2021||Comox, BC||TBD||https://forms.gle/WEcWUmcCpTHiK8k68||September 25, 2020||$70 per day for accommodations/meals and coaching|
Domestic Regatta schedule
|Tom Wharton||TS & CC Icebreaker Regatta||May 22-23, 2021||Toronto, ON||TBD||https://www.tscc.net/||As per event registration|
|Mac Morrin||FORK Regatta||July 23-25, 2021||Kingston, ON||Dan Cunningham||https://forkregatta.com/||As per event registration|
|Marianne Davis||CORK OCR||August 13-17, 2021||Kingston, ON||TBD||http://cork.org/||As per event registration|
|Mike Milner||2021 World Championships||September 2- 16, 2021||China or Italy (TBC)||TBD||TBD||$400|