Kingston, October 6, 2022 ÛÒ Three Canadian sailors will represent their country at the 2022 ILCA 6 WomenÛªs World Championships to be held October 11-16 in Kemah, Texas (USA), including Tokyo 2020 Olympian Sarah Douglas.
It will be the first competition for the 28-year-old sailor from Toronto, ON, since the World Sailing World Cup event that was held in June in the Netherlands, where she took the 13th spot. Back in April, Sarah Douglas won the gold medal at the World Cup stop in Spain. She was looking to compete in the test event for the 2023 World Sailing World Championships in The Hague, Netherlands, but racing was cancelled due to bad weather.
ÛÏIÛªm looking forward to racing closer to home for the 2022 World Championships,Û said Sarah Douglas. ÛÏI didnÛªt compete in the 2021 edition because I was resting after the Tokyo Olympics, so IÛªm excited to get back to racing with the best sailors in the world. IÛªve been training all summer for this event and IÛªm stoked to be competing in North America.Û
Along with Sarah Douglas, two members of Sail Canada Development Squad will also take part in the womenÛªs competition: Clara Gravely from Toronto, ON, and Coralie Vittecoq from Montreal, QC.
An ILCA 6 Men’s World Championships will also be held at the same time and one Canadian will be in action: Aidan Dennis from Caledon, ON.
More details are available on Sail CanadaÛªs website at www.sailing.ca.
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.