May 31, 2023

SinC WASZP Foiling Clinic


Twenty-three coaches from across Canada (BC, ON, QC, NS and PEI) came together at the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club on May 24-26 for the first Foiling Coach Clinic, a joint partnership between WeCANFoil, Sail Canada and Voile Québec.

This clinic is a pilot to develop Sail Canada's Foiling Instructor and Student levels, and the outcome for certified CANSail instructors who also attend this clinic will be the ability to teach programs on foiling equipment. Some key focuses of the clinic are safely using coach boats around foiling equipment, foiling safely, equipment management, teaching students on foiling equipment, and developing foiling programs.


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The European portion of SailGP Season 4 got underway this weekend in Saint-Tropez, France. Having hit record breaking speeds last year on the Côte d’Azur, Phil Robertson and the Canadians were looking forward to this weekend of racing, but things did not turn out as hoped. A penalty in the pre-start of race one was a precursor of what was to come, and it proved difficult for the team to recover.

A collision with Spain early on in race one set the team back and translated into eight penalty points for the event and an additional four penalty points for the season.