Training hub for Canadian Sailing Team

Published on October 21st, 2020

Sail Canada, working with our partner, BC Sailing, will partner with the 19 Wing Comox HMCS Quadra military facility in British Columbia to help the Canadian Sailing Team train for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games scheduled for 2021.

Located in Comox, Sail Canada High Performance Director Mike Milner is pleased to confirm the winter plan. “With many of our traditional training sites closed this year due to COVID-19, the Sail Canada High Performance Team looked at several venues around Canada to base the team.

“HMCS Quadra was selected for the following reasons: great wind and waves for training, accommodations on-site, a very safe and secured area for our athletes, a venue that can host the entire team, and an engaged local sailing community based out of the Comox Bay Sailing Club, a community who went above and beyond to help our team in these uncertain times.”

Eric Miles, Chief Sport Officer for the Canadian Olympic Committee, reflects on the long history the Olympic Games and the military have together. “Early sports originated from the military and, for over a century, members of the Canadian Armed Forces have represented Canada at various Olympic Games. Olympians and Canadian Armed Forces members also share many values such as respect, courage and bravery, and are united by the maple leaf we wear on our uniforms.”

Details: https://www.sailing.ca/

Source: Sail Canada


Tokyo Olympic Sailing Program
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49erFx
Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavy – Finn
Men’s Windsurfing – RS:X
Women’s Windsurfing – RS:X
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17

Original dates: July 24 to August 9, 2020
Revised dates: July 23 to August 8, 2021

Details: https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/schedule/olympic/

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