Sail Canada High Performance Team to meet with the Sailing community on the East Coast

Kingston, April 29, 2022 ‰ÛÒ Sail Canada High Performance Director Mike Milner will hold an in-person information sharing session with the sailing community in the Atlantic area on Tuesday, May 10th, at 6pm (AT) at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS).

During this session which is open to anyone interested in Olympic class racing, Mike Milner will share Sail Canada‰Ûªs High Performance vision and strategy as well as discuss changes being made to the high performance program and athlete development programs. These changes are designed to lead to improved performances at the 2024 Olympic Games, as well as at the 2028 Games, including hopefully in the Paralympic program, and beyond.

‰ÛÏThis High Performance update is the first of many others we are planning to do in the upcoming year across the country with the goal of ensuring the Canadian sailing community is informed, aligned and behind its Canadian Sailing Team. Our goal is to come up with podium finishes at the Olympic Games,‰Û said Mike Milner. ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm inviting everyone on the East Coast, and especially people in the Greater Halifax area, to come and take part in this session. I look forward to a productive session in sharing our High Performance vision and strategy.‰Û

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.