Seahorse Youth Regatta

Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club will be running two separate regattas for Optimist class and Laser class (Radial/4.7) dinghies,
as well as hosting the Ontario region Sail Canada Talent ID Camp – a qualifier to be invited to join the Canadian Sailing Youth Squad (CSYS).

Optimist Dinghy Class

August 22 – 23, 2020

(online awards ceremony: August 24, 2020)

Youth Laser Dinghy Class (Radial/4.7)

September 12 – 13, 2020

(online awards ceremony: September 14, 2020)

Optimist Regatta – Additional Details and NoR

  • Red/Blue/White fleets will race on a Trapezoid (IODA) course
  • Green fleet will race on a separate course and per CODA guidelines, Green fleet will not be scored – but prizes will be awarded.

Laser Regatta – Additional Details and NoR

  • Open to Laser Radial and Laser 4.7
  • Separate starts for each fleet
  • Athletes who have registered for Seahorse and who have also been selected to participate in the Sail Canada Regional YOTS/Talent ID Camp taking place at ABYC on September 5 and 6, will be able to leave their boats onsite between the two events. Scroll down to learn more about the CSYS Talent ID Camp.

Please note that for the 2020 regattas and due to COVID-19:

  • Participation will be limited to Ontario residents. We are also strongly encouraging athletes from the GTA only as we do not want competitors risking their family health and safety and that of others with a hotel stay.
  • Registration will be capped and will close the Wednesday prior to each regatta so that we can plan onsite social distancing requirements properly. Registration and all waivers must be submitted online – no in-person registration or waiver submission will be available.
  • Teams will be given separate spaces to rig and de-rig (with their teammates). It will be incumbent upon the teams to ensure that athletes are 2m apart inside their respective spaces. We also ask everyone maintain 2m distance on both land and water.
  • Spectators are welcome but cannot be in the same space as competitors – only registered coaches and approved volunteers will be permitted to be in the competitor areas.
  • A face covering must always be worn while on land. Those who do not comply may be asked to leave the regatta immediately. Note that all participants will receive a regatta souvenir of a UV protection buff.
  • While the competitor’s meeting will be held onsite on the first day of each regatta (with all participants asked to maintain a 2m distance from each other), the awards ceremonies will take place the Monday evening after the regatta online. Results will also only be available online. Details will be sent directly to registered competitors.
  • All athletes must provide their own coaching support. Their coach must register online (registration for coaches is free). Those athletes who do not have a coach will be refused participation and their fees will be refunded. If your coach is not from your club, please send an email to to let the Organizing Committee know.
  • All athletes must bring their own sanitation supplies and will be expected to follow all sanitation procedures that will be posted here soon.

Regatta Registration and Social Media

Registration will open after the announcement of Toronto’s move to Stage 3.
Please bookmark this page and/or follow us on social media for the registration link as soon as it is available.

Questions or to be added to our mailing list:

Sail Canada Regional Youth Olympic Training Seminar (YOTS)/Talent ID Camp

September 5 and 6, 2020

Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club

  • This is the Ontario qualifier to be invited to join the 2021 Canadian Sailing Youth Squad (CSYS)
  • Applications to the Talent ID camp will be reviewed and accepted by Ontario Sailing.
  • To apply, please download and fill out this form and email it to Cam Lymburner at
  • Deadline to apply is August 14, 2020.
  • For more information about the 2020 Regional YOTS program and the Canadian Sailing Youth Squad, please visit the Sail Canada website.

All photos courtesy of The Shooting Gallery (TSG) Sports Photography

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