Statement - 2015 Youth World Sailing Championships

Statement - 2015 Youth World Sailing Championships

Friday, January 15th, 2016 - Kingston, ON

Sail Canada deplores the exclusion of competitors from events on grounds of race, religion, political affiliation or similar terms.

World Sailing has, with the full cooperation of the International Olympic Committee, undertaken a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading to the exclusion of some sailors from the 2015 Youth World Sailing Championship. World Sailing has determined that ‘conditions will be imposed on any future organisers of all international sailing competitions to ensure competitors from all countries can participate equally.’

Sail Canada supports this position and looks forward to working with and through World Sailing to protect the future inclusion of all sailors in our sport.