The entire weekend activities are in support of the Canadian SailGP Team, who will start their new season in Chicago, as well as the 28 Canadian sailors who will be in Germany for the Kiel Week event, June 22-26.
To cheer them on, Canadian sailors are invited invited to register online and log their sailing hours during Canada’s #GoSailing Days.
The objective is to collectively reach a total of 780 hours on the water to match the approximately 7,300 km distance that separates Chicago from Kiel while sailing at an average speed of 5 knots. Sailors can record their times online at www.sailing.ca/gosailing/.
In addition, Canadian Sailors and boaters are encouraged to post pictures of them and their family and friends while they are out on the water sailing. Don’t forget to tag @SailCanada and include the #GoSailing hashtag.
Sail Canada will hold a draw involving all participants who register their sailing hours in order to award several participation prizes.
Get started Friday!
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.