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Sailing

Under 21 (no younger than 17) Male category

Single-handed - Laser: 1 competitor per boat (individual competition)
Double handed – 29er: 2 competitors per boat (team competition)

 

Under 21 (no younger than 17) Female category

Single-handed –Laser Radial: 1 competitor per boat (individual competition)
Double handed – 29er: 2 competitors per boat (team competition)

 

Para Sailing Mixed category

2.4m: 1 competitor per boat (individual competition)

 

  

Thousands of Canadians are active in Sailing at yacht and sailing clubs, sailing schools, camps and cottages. Competitive Sailing offers a number of pathways to pursue: high performance development and Olympic campaigns, professional activity in international match (as in the America’s Cup) and offshore and distance racing (such as the Volvo Ocean Race). Sailing is a sport for life in that there are avenues for all to take in Coaching, Officiating, Program Management, recreational racing, and cruising.

For sailors entering the competitive stream, there are a number of boat classes and competition formats to pursue: One-design racing fleet racing is the type used at this Canada Games and resembles most of the sailing events at the Olympic Games. This format has the all the boats of the same class (or type) competing against each other.

Some briefs: The America’s Cup competition (international match race) was first run in 1851

Sailing events were first part of the modern Olympic Games in 1900. Yachts used at the 1900 Games included the 0.5 Ton, 0.5-1 Ton, 1-2 Ton, 2-3 Ton, 3-10 Ton, 10-20 Ton, and the Open Class

The sport’s name was changed from ‘Yachting’ to ‘Sailing’ at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. 2013 Canada Games will see the entry of both able-bodied sailors and sailors with disabilities

Sailing made its first appearance on the Canada Games schedule at the 1969 Canada Summer Games in Halifax-Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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