Sail Canada announces the 2022 Identified Athlete Program

April 5, 2022

Sail Canada announces the 2022 Identified Athlete Program

Kingston, April 5, 2022 – Sail Canada’s High Performance team is pleased to announce its 2022 Identified Athlete Program.

As, normally, identified athletes would be chosen from the Canadian Sailing Youth Squad Trials Camp held each year in January, impossible this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year athletes will be invited to apply by sending:

-a one page letter as to why they want to go to these events;
-their top 5 performances;
-their yearly training program;
-and a coach letter of recommendation.

All applications should be sent to katie@sailing.ca by the deadlines in the list below.

“This program is aimed at our developing sailors who have been identified by Sail Canada as future performers with enhanced training opportunities and exposure to the right International competitions”, said Sail Canada’s High Performance Director, Mike Milner. “We have been waiting several years to implement this program and we are looking forward to receiving applications from the next up and coming generation of sailors!”

Each event will have a Sail Canada representative who will host a pre-Worlds camp and all athletes will be coached at the selected World Championships by the same representative. Up to a maximum of four boats per World Championships may be selected. Sail Canada reserves the right not to send a team if the level of athletes applying is not to the perceived standard of top 50%. Sail Canada High Performance Director and National Performance Coach will make these determinations within five days of the application closing dates.

Finally, successful applicants will each receive 1000 dollars per single handed team and 1500 dollars for double handed teams.

For more questions or additional information, please contact Mike Milner at mike@sailing.ca.

Here is the list of events as well as all details for each of them:

ILCA 7 (Laser) U21 World Championships – August 21-28, Vilamoura, Portugal
Maximum number of boats: 4
Deadline for application: April 25th

ILCA 6 (Radial)U21 World Championships – August 21-28, Vilamoura, Portugal
Maximum number of boats: 4
Deadline for application: April 25th

49er FX U23 World Championships – July 25-August 7, Lake Como, Italy
Maximum number of boats: 4
Deadline for application: April 25th

49er U23 World Championships – July 25-August 7, Lake Como, Italy
Maximum number of boats: 4
Deadline for application: April 25th

29er World Championships – July 24-August 6, Balis, Spain
Maximum number of boats: 4
Deadline for application: May 25th

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.


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