Canada Summer Games
Canada Summer Games 2013
In the spring and summer of 2013 a group of athletes, coaches and supporters from the greater sailing community began training for the 2013 Canada Games. The group trained out of the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club from late March until late June before leaving for a 5-week campaign. The campaign consisted of traveling to Nova Scotia and coordinating the purchase and acquisition of a coach boat. Competing in (their first) two regattas in Nova Scotia, one regatta in Kingston Ontario and cumulating in the ultimate goal of successfully competing at the 2013 Summer Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
The efforts and accomplishments of that team and supporters have been the catalyst behind a resurgence in organized sailing in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. For a full report of the 2013 NL Canada Games Team the the lessons learned please check out our NL Sailing Team 2013 Canada Games Report.
Canada Summer Games 2017
The 2017 Canada Summer Games will take place in Winnipeg in 2017. SailNL is already looking ahead to those games and is recruiting sailors who will be under 21 years of age in 2017 and who have interest sailing in the Laser Radial, Laser, 29er or 2.4 sailboat classes.
Participating in the Canada Games will be the pinnacle of one athlete's athletic career, and a stepping-stone for some of Canada's future Olympians. Over 100, 000 athletes will compete across the nation for a spot on their provincial team for the 2017 Canada Winter Games.
Stay tuned for more details on getting involved in the 2017 Canada Games Team. Until then, train hard and get involved in your local club or provincial racing program.