2016 Sail West Championships at Gimli Yacht Club

Sail West

June 19, 2016

Less than one month to go until the 2016 Sail Canada Sail West Championships kick off at Gimli Yacht Club! The event will be taking place from July 13-17, in Gimli, Manitoba. This year, Sail West will act as a test event for the 2017 Canada Games. Sailors will put their skills to the test in the 29er, Optimist, 420, 2.4mR, Lightning, and Laser classes.

The Sail West Championships is a five day regatta comprised of three training days and two racing days. The three training days, up from two from last year’s event, offer a great opportunity for all participants to train amongst each other, while gaining advice and guidance from experienced coaches. Coaches will run on water training sessions for each class, group debriefs, and practice races over the three training days. Sailors will have the opportunity to learn from one another and gain experience training in a big fleet environment.

Gimli Yacht Club is located on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, where its location was used as the site for the 1967 Pan Am Games. The Club is responsible for promoting and facilitating both recreational and competitive sailing in the heart of Gimli, Manitoba.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Sail Canada Sail West Championships! Take advantage of the Early Bird Fee until July 1st, 2016.

Register now!

 

Related Articles


Sylvan G3 CLZ DC: Luxury For Everyone

Sylvan’s brilliant G3 CLZ DC brings an entirely new level of performance, comfort and versatility to Canadian boaters.

By Craig Ritchie

While Canadians may have been slower to warm to pontoon boats than our southern neighbours, that’s definitely changed as we see more of them gracing our waters every year. The latest data shows pontoon boats now represent around 30% of all new boats sold in Canada and it’s easy to understand why – with their interior space and tremendous versatility, pontoons are near-perfect family runabouts.

Read More


Destinations

Cruising Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands: Canada’s Freshwater Paradise for Boaters

By Elizabeth Wilson, “Georgian Bay Beauties” (www.GeorgianBayBeauties.org)

The Plan

It’s a beautiful morning as we perform our pre-departure checklist, fire up the engines and prepare to release our lines. And if the long-range forecast of very low winds coupled with plenty of sunshine holds, that’s exactly what we need for the areas we plan to explore on this trip! 

We are departing Midland for a week of visiting some of the islands and anchorages within Georgian Bay’s “30,000 Islands” – specifically those along the western edge. These are the less protected islands which face toward wide-open Georgian Bay, where boaters often have to depart the small craft route and work a little harder at setting the hook but are then rewarded with magnificent western views, stunning sunsets, and so much to explore! 

Read More