2023 National #GoSailing Days in Canada

Published on January 25th, 2023

Sail Canada, the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country, is inviting all its sailing partners, clubs, and schools to start planning for the the third annual #GoSailing Days, which will be held June 16-18, 2023.

This initiative aims to celebrate and promote the sport, as well as to introduce more Canadians, especially families, to sailing. Last year, Canadian sailors collectively reached the set goal of 648 hours on the water.

All sailing partners across the country are encouraged to hold different events such as:
• open door events where kids and families can experience a short session of sailing/cruising time on the water;
• Mobile Schools staged by a Provincial Sailing Association in a city or a club;
• sailing activities that enable unprivileged kids to try the sport;
• a nightly parade of illuminated boats;
• activities with local media to come and try as a crew member;
• get together to cheer on the Canada SailGP team during its first event of season 4.

As was the case over the past two years, Sail Canada will stage a challenge for the Canadian Sailing community, which will be invited to register online and log their sailing hours during Canada’s #GoSailing Days. Details on the challenge for the 2023 #GoSailing Days edition will be announced later.

All ideas are welcome in order to introduce new participants to family activities of the same nature, in addition to initiatives such as eSailing, normal or radio-controlled races, posting photos supported by the hashtag #GoSailing that promote participation, as well as challenges among club members. More here: https://www.sailing.ca/sailing-for-kids

Organizations who would like to take part in #GoSailing Days can post, by June 7 at the latest, a list of the activities they will offer throughout the June 16-18 period at www.sailing.ca/gosailing.

Over the next few months, on the same web page, sailing partners will also find promotional material, including the logo for #GoSailing Days and a press release template.

Canadians who would like to get themselves and their families acquainted with sailing will find a list of the different activities organized by sailing partners over the June 16-18 weekend on the same web page. These events will also be promoted by Sail Canada, which will spearhead this initiative to promote our sport at the national level.

Source: Sail Canada

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