Canadian Youth Champs coming to CORK
Published on November 29th, 2018
The 2019 Sail Canada Youth Championships will take place at CORK International at Portsmouth Olympic Harbor (POH) in Kingston, Ontario. The championships will take place August 12-16. The event will include 4 days of racing for 5 fleets: Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Club 420, i420 and 29er.
The Sail Canada Youth Championships is an annual event bringing together the country’s top competitive youth sailors. The purpose of the championship is to provide development opportunities for youth sailors through training and racing experiences, award the Youth National Champions, and train and develop officials.
It also serves as a great talent identification opportunity for national and provincial team coaches. The Sail Canada Youth Championships have most recently been at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto, Ontario where over 114 boats competed.
The 2019 Sail Canada Youth Championships will be one of two qualifying events for the 2020 World Sailing Youth World Championships.
In conjunction with the 2019 Youth Championships Sail Canada will be hosting a Youth Olympic Training Seminar (YOTS) at POH from August 9 – 11. YOTS is a training opportunity for Canada’s top youth sailors involving on water sessions and group debriefs with guest coaches and experts.
This will be the 50th anniversary for CORK and The City of Kingston which annually welcome competitors from across the country and around the world for training and regattas each year in August and September. Canada’s largest annual sailing regatta continues to attract world class events, 43 World Championships to date to Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in addition to national and continental class championships.
Source: Sail Canada