Sail Canada statement on Canada SailGP Team‰Ûªs Athlete Announcement

Kingston, April 21, 2022 ‰ÛÒ Sail Canada shared the following statement regarding Canada SailGP Team‰Ûªs athlete announcement today in advance of their debut in SailGP Season 3, starting May 14 in Bermuda, which includes two-time Olympian Tom Ramshaw of Toronto, ON and Canadian Sailing Development Squad member Georgia Lewin-LaFrance of Chester, N.S.

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“Sail Canada would like to congratulate all of the sailors selected by the Canada SailGP Team for its inaugural season, in particular the Sail Canada National Team Member and two-time Olympian Tom Ramshaw and Canadian Sailing Development Squad member Georgia Lewin-LaFrance.”

“Sail Canada believes that these opportunities will provide them an additional and different experience, an added-value to benefit them on their road to the 2024 Olympic Games. Sail Canada will work with the Canada SailGP Team and these athletes to maximize their preparation for the SailGP events, as well as for the international Olympic classes competitions.”

“As the team will also include 2-time Olympian Luke Ramsay (BC) as well as its past National team members Isabella Bertold (BC) and Billy Gooderham (ON), SailGP is a great new opportunity for our Canadian sailors, and exemplifies how sailing is a sport for life. Good luck to the team!”

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.