Purpose and Fit
Clear goal for Sail Manitoba is to develop the sport of sailing
in our province, especially in the remote areas. The key objective is to introduce racing in a fun way and improve racing skills. The acquired skills will be the cornerstone in their sailing development.
The selected age groups at the Games are a perfect fit with the Learn to Sail Fast, Learn to Train and Learn to Compete stages of the Long Term Sailor Development Model.
Support for the Games is delivered by clubs which offer learn to race programs and by the mobile sailing school, which travels the whole summer to small clubs and community centers. The Games are a high priority event for our youth development program and an event each sailor will strive for.
It is –like no other event- invaluable to develop coaches and officials, especially in remote areas
Wellman Lake in Duck Mountain
Phase 1 - July 15-18, 2012
1 Female – Pram
1 Male – Pram
1 Female – Laser 4.7
1 Male – Laser Radial
Prams – 10-14
Laser – 13 -17
per region 4 athletes
1 coach, 1 manager (one female and one male)
1 mission staff
We will hold a qualifying regatta for each of the regions. It will be held in the same format as the actual games competition. The top girls and top boys in each event from each region will be selected for the team. After the athletes have been selected, there will be training opportunities in each region in the form of clinics run with our Mobile Sailing School. There will also be training opportunities at the Winnipeg Sailing Centre and at all the yacht clubs around Manitoba.
Qualifiers in 2011
Jul 7 Precambrian YC Norman Region
Jul 15 Falcon YC Eastman Region
Aug 20 Pelican YC Westman Region
Aug 13 WPG Sailing Centre Winnipeg Region
Aug 14 WPG Sailing Centre Central Region
Sep 4 Gimli YC Interlake Region
TBA Wellman Lake Parkland Region
Central Dean Waschuk
Eastman Paul Krestanowich
Interlake Glenn Penner
Norman Dave Price
Parkland Nichole Belleview-Pattern
Westman David Duncan
Winnipeg Ryan van Berkel
For additional about athlete, coach and official development or training, regattas, regional qualifiers visit our website at www.manitobagames.sailmanitoba.com.