Toronto to host Sail Canada 2024 Sail Central Championships this weekend

The competition will be held July 12-14 at Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club

Kingston, July 9, 2024 – Close to 200 sailors will be in action this weekend, July 12-14, at the Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club in Toronto, as they will take part in Sail Canada 2024 Sail Central Championships.

The competition will be held during the “Seahorse Regatta”. This year, sailors will primarily come from Ontario and Quebec and will compete in the 29er, Club 420, ILCA 4, ILCA 6, ILCA 7 and Optimist classes.

Training clinic to start the weekend
Sail Canada Sail Central Championships will start with a training clinic on Thursday, July 11, from 9:30am to 4pm.

This day will be led by Sail Canada’s High Performance team, including High Performance Director Mike Milner, Chief Technical Officer Ken Dool, national team athletes and special guests.

Races for Sail Central will be held according to the following schedule:
-Friday, July 12: races are scheduled to start at 12am
-Saturday, July 13: races are scheduled to start at 11am
-Sunday, July 14: races are scheduled to start at 11am

Sail Canada Sail Central event is part of a series of seven Sail Canada National and Regional Championships to be held this summer. These competitions provide an opportunity for sailors to train and compete with high-level sailors in their region, in addition to serving as talent identification opportunities for regional and provincial sailing teams, as development and mentoring opportunities for coaches, as well as training and development opportunities for officials and volunteers.

More information about Sail Canada 2024 Sail Central Championships is available at

Helly Hansen is the proud prize sponsor for the 2024 Sail Canada Championships.

Sail Canada Championships are funded – in part- by the Government of 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.