The second edition of Canada’s Celebration of Sailing to be held October 19 in Nova Scotia

June 9, 2022

The second edition of Canada’s Celebration of Sailing to be held October 19 in Nova Scotia

Kingston, June 9, 2022 – Sail Canada, along with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS), is inviting all Canadian sailing fans to Canada’s second annual Celebration of Sailing event which will be held in the afternoon of October 19 at the RNSYS.

Canada’s Celebration of Sailing marks the pinnacle event of the season for the sport of sailing in Canada where our nation’s high-performance sailors of past, present and future gather with welcomed guests to celebrate outstanding performances and experiences. In the waterfront setting, guests will be treated with hors d’oeuvres as well as cocktails and refreshments, and highlights of this celebratory reception will include:

-Meet and greet session with members of the 2022 National Sailing Team and Development Squad
-Stories from the Helm – A captivating panel interview with 4 or 5 Canadian Performance Sailors
-Awarding of Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year Trophy

Tickets now available!
Get your tickets at https://www.sailing.ca/product/canadas-celebration-of-sailing/
-Ticket holders will receive a donation tax receipt.
-All proceeds will go to Canada’s high performance sailing programs.

Nominate an athlete
Nominations are now open for Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year Award, which is given out to individuals who have provided global recognition to Canadian sailing and Sail Canada. They are renowned leaders who have attained high levels of excellence in terms of results and accomplishments in worldwide events or activities. Along with recognition for exemplary sportsmanship, they have the respect of their fellow sailors.

More details on Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year Award, as well as the nomination form, are available at https://www.sailing.ca/rolex-sailor-of-the-year-award/.

Canada’s Celebration of Sailing reception event holds opportunities for sponsors and support partners. Groups or individuals interested in finding out how they can be showcased at this event should contact Sail Canada at marketing@sailing.ca.

More details about the event are available at https://www.sailing.ca/events/celebration-of-sailing/.

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.


  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Gallagher Skippers' Plan
  • BMO Sail Canada MasterCard
  • Government of Canada