Sail Canada statement on SailGP event to be held in Halifax in June 2024

Kingston, September 27, 2023 – Sail Canada shared the following statement from its Chief Executive Officer Don Adams regarding SailGP’s announcement today of an event in Season 4 to be held in Halifax in June.

“Sail Canada is excited that a SailGP event will be hosted in Canada in June 2024.”

“SailGP events attract millions of fans around the world, and thousands of spectators in Halifax will be able to see the excitement of the sport as the boats (F50) may reach speeds close to 100 km/h.”

“This event will inspire youth sailors as SailGP, with the Canada SailGP Team, became another option in an athletes’ career.”

“Congratulations to Sail Nova Scotia and its team who has secured a SailGP event for Canada.”

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.