#GoSailing across Canada

Published on July 28th, 2021

Kingston, ONT (July 28, 2021) – Canadians from coast to coast to coast are invited to discover the joy of sailing, to enjoy their favorite sport and to cheer on their Canadian team at Tokyo 2020 as several events will be held on Saturday, July 31st, and Sunday, August 1st.

Held in accordance with the public health and social measures that are in place in each province due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first edition of the #GoSailing weekend will involve 20 sailing clubs and schools, which will stage various activities over the weekend, notably in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and in Quebec. The full list of events offered by clubs and schools is available at https://www.sailing.ca/gosailing/.

Canadians in other cities who wish to try sailing are invited to contact one of the clubs and schools in their area around the country. The full list is available on Sail Canada’s website at https://www.sailing.ca/findaclub/.

Record your sailing trip and cheer on your Canadian Olympic Team. On Saturday and Sunday, all Canadian sailors will be invited to cheer for the Canadian Olympic Sailing Team by collectively sailing for a total of 1,500 hours.This number represents the 12,000-km distance that separates Ottawa from Tokyo if one were to travel in a straight line between the two cities at an average speed of 5 knots.

Each individual sailor will be invited to record his or her time online at https://www.sailing.ca/gosailing/ and Sail Canada will make frequent updates over the weekend on the number of hours logged in through its social media.

Let’s go Canada and let’s reach the 1,500-hour total to support our Olympic team in Tokyo!

Youngsters are invited to draw the sailboat of their dreams with the help of a downloadable boat available on our Sailing for Kids page at https://www.sailing.ca/sailing-for-kids. Once it is done, parents are invited to send us their child’s drawing by email at communications@sailing.ca.

More info is available through Sail Canada’s website at https://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.

Source: Sail Canada

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