Sailing

Sailing competitions are from Sunday, July 30 - Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Gimli Yacht Club. Click here to see detailed sailing schedule. Entry to sailing competition is free courtesy of Manitoba's Credit Unions. No ticket is required. 

Sailing made its first appearance on the Canada Games schedule at the 1969 Canada Summer Games in Halifax-Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Gimli, Manitoba is one of the satellite venues for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Sailing is one of the three sports open to able bodied and para athletes and will take place on Lake Winnipeg during the first week of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Teams

Able Bodied

Each province or territory may enter 3 male athletes and 3 female athletes.

  • Must be under 21 years of age and no younger than 15 as of December 31, 2017
  • Year of Birth: January 1, 1997 - December 31, 2002

Para

Each province or territory may enter 1 athlete (male or female)

  • Must be under 35 years of age and at least 17 years of age as of December 31, 2017
  • Year of Birth: January 1, 1982 - December 31, 2000

Staff
1 coach and 1 manager (1 male and 1 female).
2 boat drivers 

Events

Under 21 (No younger than 15) 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 15) 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

Single-handed - 2.4m: 1 competitor per boat (individual competition)

Alumni

  • Ross MacDonald (1985)
  • Richard  Clarke (1985)
  • Nikola Girke
  • Marty Essig (1993, 1997)
  • Penny Stamper (1985)
  • Rod Davies (1989)
  • Paul Hannah (1985)
  • Brian Storey (1985)
  • Jeff Eckard (1985)
  • Shona Moss (1989)
  • Murray McCaig (1989)
  • Paul Thompson (1981)
  • Glen Dexter (1969)

 

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