Meeting for all Manitoba Games Teams
A team meeting for all Sailing participants (athletes, managers and coaches) is hosted by Sport Manitoba on Monday, July 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room at 145 Pacific Ave in Winnipeg . All athletes and one parent should be in attendance. We will answer all questions you might have and will give out the team uniforms.
The 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games will be held August 7-13, 2016 in Steinbach. The Power Smart Manitoba Games are the province’s largest ongoing multi-sport program bringing together participants from across the province. The Games are held every two years and alternate between summer and winter sports events. Each set of Games involve upwards of 10,000 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.
SAILING- PHASE 1
The Games are divided in two phases and the sailing event will take place in phase I from August 7-10. Host for sailing will be the West Hawk Lake Yacht Club and the event will be taking place at the main beach in West Hawk. The athletes and coaches will be transported by bus from the athlete’s village in Steinbach each day to West Hawk Lake.
EVENT CLASSES AND AGE ELIGIBILITY
Laser Radial male 13 – 17 years of age
Laser Radial female 13 – 17 years of age
Optimist male 10 – 14 years of age
Optimist female 10 – 14 years of age
Windsurfing open 10 – 17 years of age
The athlete must be over 10 years of age and under 18 years of age for the date of the Manitoba Games in 2016.
The actual sailing event is three days long. The fee for the qualifiers is $30 and the qualified athletes will pay a registration fee of $150 for the Games, which includes accommodation, transportation, coaching, food and the provincial championships.
Participation in the Power Smart Manitoba Games begins with regional qualifying events. Regional teams of approximately 200 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff go on to participate in the Provincial Finals.
Sailing has been organizing qualifying regattas for each of the regions. They last set of qualifiers will be held on June 1 at the Winnipeg Sailing Centre and June 5, 2016 at the Falcon YC. The qualifiers will be held in the same format as the actual Summer 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, we offer lots of training opportunities in each region leading up to the Games. Once you are qualified for a region you can participate at the weekly training on Fridays from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the Winnipeg Sailing Centre at Fort Whyte Alive in Winnipeg or at the training camps at Pelican Yacht Club, Gimli Yacht Club and Falcon Yacht Club in July.
Jul 9-11 Big Bird Classic Regatta and one day Training Camp at Pelican YC
Jul 13-17 Three day Training Camp and Sail West Regatta at Gimli YC
Jul 21-24 Three day Training Camp and Homecoming Regatta at Gimli YC
Jul 28-31 Three day Training Camp and Opti/Radial Provincials at Falcon YC
Click on the link for your region to find out more about events in your region, athlete, coaches and officials development opportunities and the info for the regional contact.