Six Canadians to take part in Kiteboarding World Championships ahead of new Olympic event to premiere at Paris 2024

Kingston, October 7, 2022 ‰ÛÒ A total of six Canadians, including Sail Canada Development Squad members Mac Morrin from Kingston, ON, and Michael Brodeur from Montreal, QC, will take part in the 2022 Kiteboarding World Championships, October 11-16, in Cagliari, Italy.

The event, organized by Formula Kite, the international association for Olympic Kiteboarding, will be attended by close to 160 athletes from around the world in the men‰Ûªs and women‰Ûªs classes, less than two years away from the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where kiteboarding will premiere as a new sailing event.

At last year‰Ûªs World Championships, Brodeur and Morrin respectively finished 51st and 67th in Torregrande, Italy.

‰ÛÏThese are my second World Championships and I am excited to compete against the best in the business,‰Û said Mac Morrin who, at last week‰Ûªs European Championships in Nafpaktos, Greece, finished 43rd out of a total of 90 athletes. ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm hoping to improve on last year‰Ûªs results by building on my experience from the European Championships last week and to sail a clean, fast regatta.‰Û

On the women‰Ûªs side, Canada will be represented by four athletes: Emily Bugeja from Vancouver, B.C., Martyna Dakowicz from Oakville, ON, Nataliya Leshko from Toronto, ON, as well as Marie-Ìöve Mayrand from Calgary, AB.

More details are available on Sail Canada‰Ûªs website at

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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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