Kingston ready to welcome close to 60 athletes for Sail Canada 2022 49er and 49erFX Senior Championships
The event, to also present the 29er Canadian Championships, will be held July 21-24
Kingston, July 20, 2022 – Kingston will host close to 60 athletes for Sail Canada 2022 49er and 49er FX Senior Championships, presented along with the 29er Canadian Championships during the 2022 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta, July 21-24.
In 49erFX, the competition will include seven teams, including Tokyo 2020 Olympians Ali ten Hove (Kingston, ON) and Mariah Millen (Toronto, ON), as well as the team of Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance (Chester, N.S.), bronze medalists at the 2021 49erFX European Championships.
In the 49er class, seven teams will compete against each other, including the one that represent Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games of Will Jones and Evan DePaul, as well as Sail Canada Development Squad members Andrew and Ryan Wood, as well as Arie Moffat and Sam Bonin.
In the 29er class, a total of 15 teams are registered.
Races will be held based on the following schedule:
-Thursday, July 21: 3 races scheduled starting at 1pm
-Friday, July 22: 4 races scheduled starting at 11am
-Saturday, July 23: 4 races scheduled starting at 11am
-Sunday, July 24: 4 races scheduled starting at 11am
This event is the first of five Sail Canada Championships to be held this summer, all in Kingston, based on the following schedule:
-Sail Canada 29er Youth Championships: August 4 to 7
-Sail Canada ILCA 4, ILCA 6, Club 420 and International 420 Youth Championships: August 9-12
-Sail Canada ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Senior Championships: August 13-16
-Sail Canada Open Kiteboarding Senior Championships: August 18-21
More info is available through Sail Canada’s 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.
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