The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Kingston, June 9, 2021 – Sail Canada, along with the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, are inviting all members to Save the Date of September 2, 2021, for the inaugural Celebration of Sailing event.  Set to take place late on the afternoon of September 2nd on the front lawn and grounds of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) on Toronto Island, this first such occasion will mark the pinnacle event of the season for Sailing in Canada where our nation’s high-performance sailors of past, present, and future will gather with welcomed guests to celebrate outstanding performances and experiences.


In the waterfront setting, guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and refreshments, and this sunset reception will include the following highlights:

  • Homecoming and introduction of the 2021 Canadian Olympic Sailing Team
  • Meet and greet with members of today’s National Sailing Team and Development Squad 
  • Stories from the Helm – a captivating panel interview with some Canadian Performance Sailors 
  • Awarding of Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year honours

The event and its activities will align with local and provincial health authority requirements that are in place at that time, as well as RCYC’s COVID-19 policies. Virtual streaming is planned as a means to give ticket holders the option to attend remotely in case they are faced with travel restrictions or attendance limitations. The 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’s office at: marketing@sailing.ca.   More information and ticket sales details will be available over the coming weeks 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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Information: Patrick GodboutCommunications ManagerSail CanadaEmail: patrick@sailing.ca Phone: 514-213-9897