Dec 13, 2023
Canadian battles to represent the country for one of the spots qualified in sailing toward the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will start in the first week of January, with the first of two competitions that will serve for the Canadian qualification process in ILCA 6 to be held as part of the 2024 ILCA 6 World Championship, January 5-10, in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Three Canadian sailors will be in action during the event: Sarah Douglas and Clara Gravely from Toronto, as well as Coralie Vittecoq from Montreal.
The 2024 ILCA 6 World Championship, which will also serve as a spot qualification event for countries toward Paris 2024, will showcase a total of 111 athletes representing 47 countries, including all medalists from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the 2022 ILCA 6 World Championship and the 2023 Sailing World Championships. Canada qualified a spot in ILCA 6 for Paris 2024 at this latter event.
Halifax J120 Team Helix never met an occasion that didn’t merit a fabulous crew photo. That dedication won them The Squadron’s 2023 Good Time Award, presented to the crew “who always brought laughter, joy, and a sense of adventure to every sailing expedition.”
Over the next several years, LOOR (Lake Ontario Offshore Racing) is phasing in the Sail Canada Prescription to the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) for Category 3, both monohull and multihull. The Prescription is:
SECTION 6 – TRAINING
6.01.2 Sail Canada prescribes that, starting January 1, 2023, at least 30% but not fewer than two crewmembers, including the Person in Charge, shall have undertaken a one-day Sail Canada accredited (or equivalent) coastal personal survival course within the five years before the start of the race.
6.01.3 When there are only two crewmembers, at least one shall have undertaken training within the five years before the start of the race in OSR 6.02 Training Topics
Sail Canada prescribes that undertaking a one-day Sail Canada accredited (or equivalent) coastal personal survival training course will meet the requirements of OSR 6.01.3 above.
For 2024 LOOR amends the requirements of the Prescription to be:
At least 15% of the crew, minimum of one crew, shall have undertaken a one-day Sail Canada accredited (or equivalent) coastal personal survival course within the five years before the start of the race.
Sail Canada attended the 2023 BC Sailing Awards Saturday, November 25, as Sail Canada’s Programs Coordinator Nick Allinson (l) was on site to give Sail Canada 2022 Marvin McDill Memorial Award to Delani Hulme-Lawrence (centre), joined by Royal Van’s Fiona Cochrane (r).
The Marvin McDill Award is presented to an athlete or a crew that have achieved the best results at their first Open World Championships as members of the Canadian Sailing Team. At the 2022 2.4mR Open World Championship, held in Tampa, Florida, Delani Hulme-Lawrence took 11th place overall and was named Top Junior Sailor at the event.
Canadian Coach Compensation Survey
Sail Canada is partnering with Checklick for its 2023 Annual Checklick Coach Compensation survey and is inviting all Canadian sailing coaches and instructors to fill this 13 question survey by January 5.