Looking Ahead to the 2016 Season

2015 has demonstrated that windsurfing is alive and well in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint created at $10 coin with windsurfing represented on it. Olivia Mew (CAN 24) was the model for this beautiful coin. Our own Pete DeKay published a new magazine called Windsurfing Now. Kingston, Ontario (CORK) hosted the Bic Techno and RSX North Americans. Nikola Girke (CAN 17) and Zach Plavsic (CAN 33) represented Canada at the Pan Am Games held in Toronto. Back in October, Gabriel Verrier-Paquette (CAN 29), Jean-Sebastian Fugère (CAN 51), Zach Plavsic (CAN 33) and Olivia Mew (CAN 24) travelled to Oman to compete in the RSX World Windsurfing Championships where there were more than 140 competitors. Canada has 2 “pros” competing in the PWA. Ingrid Larouche (CAN 66) ranked 5th overall woman in waves and Phil Soltysiak (CAN 9) ranked 10th overall for men’s Freestyle. It was an incredible year and congratulations to all our windsurfers. 

Looking towards the 2016 season, Windsurfing Canada will continue to promote the sport of windsurfing in Canada for all levels by maintaining a unique sail number registry, by providing opportunities for networking with members and businesses, and by maintaining an association membership with Sail Canada. 

New for 2016, Windsurfing Canada can help windsurfers access the Canadian Athlete Insurance Program (CAIP). CAIP provides the most comprehensive insurance protection for sport accident and“OVERUSE”injuries to Canada’s athletes at all levels while "In Canada" and "Outside Canada". Click here for more information. 

Windsurfing Canada is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and event organizing. We need contributions to the website in the form of photos and travel logs. Please, inform us of upcoming windsurfing related events held in your local area. We can help promote them. It would be great to have representation in all provinces. So if you are an avid windsurfer, please join Windsurfing Canada so that we may all keep in touch in this vast country of ours.   

See you on the water in 2016. 

Andree Gauthier

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Upcoming Events 2016
Date Location Event
Sept 9 - 11 Port Bolster, Lake Simcoe Fall Wrap-Up
Sept 24   Toronto, Ont SUP Mammoth Marathon
Sept 25   Toronto, Ont Windsurfing Mammoth Marathon
Oct 28 -
Nov 2
  Florida, USA

Kona Worlds

full schedule of events here
 Ingrid Larouche interview
 Philip Soltysiak website 
The Canadian Mint has issued a new
coin for 2015 highlighting Windsurfing. 
The model for the coin was Olivia Mew.



























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