Kingston, August 6, 2021 – Kingston, ON, will play host to approximately over 160 sailors, August 9-12, as they will be taking part in the ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7) and ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) competitions of Sail Canada’s 2021 Youth Championships.
Held by CORK, this event will welcome athletes of 19 years old and younger coming from across the country, including from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. They will aim to get a spot and represent Canada at the Youth World Championships to be held in December in Oman.
To ensure the safety of the sailors who will be taking part in the competition, the event will be held in accordance with the public health and social measures that are in place.
Sail Canada Youth Championships usually includes the i420, Club 420, ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7), ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) and 29er classes at one event. But this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions to be followed, the competition will take place as a series of smaller events.
The Championships for the Club 420 event were held July 26-29. The 29er event will take place August 18-22 in Kingston.
Races for the Youth Championships in the ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7) and ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) classes will start Monday, August 9, and will continue until Thursday, August 12, inclusively.
More info is available through Sail Canada's website at https://www.sailing.ca/events/2021-sail-canada-youth-championships/.
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.