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She will meet with athletes competing at Sail Canada’s 2021 29er Youth Championships

Kingston, August 18, 2021 – Tokyo 2020 Olympian in Sailing Ali ten Hove from Kingston, ON, will be in her hometown this weekend to meet with the up-and-coming athletes who are taking part in Sail Canada’s 29er Youth Championships.

At her first Olympic Games, Ali ten Hove and her teammate Mariah Millen took 16th spot in the 49er FX class.

Friday, the Olympic sailor will meet with the top 60 youth athletes from across the country who are 19 years of age and younger and all aiming to earn a spot and represent Canada at the Youth World Championships to be held in December in Oman.

Following is Ali ten Hove’s schedule for Friday, August 20, and Sunday, August 22, in Kingston:

Friday, August 20:

  • 9am to 10:30am: She will walk in the boat park and meet with the young sailors before the start of their competition
  • 10:30am to 11am: She will meet with media representatives

Sunday, August 22:

  • Between 4pm and 6pm (to be confirmed based on weather and when racing ends): She will take part in the awards presentation

Media interested in meeting with Ali ten Hove or who are looking for photo/video opportunities can contact Patrick Godbout at Sail Canada by email at patrick@sailing.ca or by phone at 514-213-9897.

About Sail Canada’s Youth 29er Championships

Sail Canada’s Youth Championships usually include the i420, Club 420, ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7), ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) and 29er classes at the same event. But this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions that need to be taken, the competition will take the form of a series of smaller events. The Championships for the Club 420 class were held July 26-29, followed by the ILCA 4 (4.7) and ILCA 6 (Radial) Youth Championships, August 9-12. The 29er event will take place August 19-22.

The competition, hosted by CORK Sail Kingston, will be held simultaneously to Sail Canada’s Senior Championships for the 49er and 49er FX and CORK Olympic Classes Regatta, as well as CORK I14 Regatta.

To ensure the safety of the sailors who will be taking part in the competition, the event will be held in accordance with all public health and social measures that are in place.

More info is available through Sail Canada’s website at https://www.sailing.ca/events/2021-sail-canada-youth-championships/ and at https://www.sailing.ca/events/2021-senior-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.

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Information: 

Kim Garrett

Event Coordinator

CORK/Sail Kingston

Email: events@cork.org

Phone: 613 545 1322

Patrick Godbout

Communications Manager

Sail Canada

Email: patrick@sailing.ca

Phone: 514-213-9897