Sail Canada cancels 2020 youth calendar

Published on June 1st, 2020

Due to the exceptional situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sail Canada announced the cancellation of all 2020 Regional Championships and the 2020 Sail Canada Youth Championships.

Sail Canada is continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVD-19) situation and is in contact with Public Health Canada and the various national and international sailing organizations. Given the evolution of the pandemic in Canada, the recommendations from Public Health, and the recommendations in place limiting travel between regions and provinces, Sail Canada believes that it must postpone/cancel these events to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved.

One of the major goals of the Sail Canada Regional Championships is to create an environment where youth sailors from each region can come together, to train, race, and learn from each other. The ultimate goal of Sail Canada during these challenging times is to keep all members of the sailing community healthy and safe.

List of cancelled 2020 events:

Sail East Regional Championship
St. Margaret Sailing Club, Glen Haven, NS
July 16 – 19, 2020

Sail Central Regional Championship
Hudson Yacht Club, Hudson QC
July 16 – 19, 2020

Sail West Regional Championship
Gimli Yacht Club, Gimli, MB
July 31 – August 3rd

Sail Canada Youth Championships
Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, Montreal, QC
August 27th – 30th, 2020

Sail Canada has not yet made a decision to cancel or postpone the following events:

Sail Canada Senior Championships at CORK OCR
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, Kingston, ON
August 14 – 18, 2020

Sail Canada Women’s Keelboat Championships
Hudson Yacht Club, Hudson, QC
October 1 – 4, 2020

Sail Canada is working closely with hosts and continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVD-19) situation to determine if the Sail Canada Senior Championships and Women’s Keelboat Championships will be possible this summer/ fall. Sail Canada will make an announcement as soon as any decision is made.

Source: Sail Canada

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