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Celebrate the start of a new season with #SummerSailstice and #GoSailing

by Sail Canada 1 Jun 19:09 BST June 22, 2024

On Saturday, June 22, let's celebrate the official start of summer and support the Canadian Sailing Team in preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games! #RaiseYourSails and #GoSailing by taking part in #SummerSailstice.

On June 22, celebrate the 24th anniversary of this initiative by joining the international movement as #SummerSailstice aims to celebrate sailing around the world.

During that day, Canada sailors are Invited to take a picture and/or a video of themselves with or without their crew sailing, post it on their social media and tag Sail Canada using the following hashtags: #SummerSolstice #RaiseYourSails and #GoSailing.

Canadian community challenge: Register your sailing hours!

On June 22 - a little more than one month away from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games --, the Canadian sailing community will aim to collectively reach a total of 700 hours on the water to match the distance of approximately 6,500 km that separates Kingston, Ontario, from Marseille, France, while sailing at an average speed of 5 knots. Marseille will be the host site for the 2024 Olympic sailing competition.

Canadian sailors are encouraged to record their sailing hours between June 22 up until Sunday, June 23, at 11:59.59pm (ET) and register to win one of the participation prizes through

Whether you're cruising with friends and family, or if you plan to compete in an event in Canada such as Sail West or to represent Canada at Kiel Week, at the ILCA 4 Youth World Championships or at the SailGP event in New York, #RaiseYourSails, #GoSailing, celebrate #SummerSailstice and register your sailing hours on June 22!

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