Oct 21, 2020
Sail Canada, working with partner, BC Sailing has announced a partnership with 19 Wing Comox’s HMCS Quadra military facility in Comox, British Columbia, helping the Canadian Sailing Team in their quest for Olympic success at the Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled for 2021.
Mike Milner, the Sail Canada High Performance Director notes, “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. After much consideration, the HMCS Quadra was selected for 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.”
Eric Myles, Chief Sport Officer, for the Canadian Olympic Committee adds, “The Olympic Games and the military have a long history 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.”