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)

August 29 – 30, 2020

(online awards ceremony: August 31, 2020)

Optimist Regatta – Additional Details

  • 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
  • Visit the event page for additional up-to-the-minute details



Laser Regatta – Additional Details

  • 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.
  • Visit the event page for additional up-to-the-minute details and race documents


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.

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.
  • Deadline to apply was August 14, 2020. For further information, please email Cam Lymburner of Ontario Sailing at
  • For more information about the 2020 Regional YOTS program and the Canadian Sailing Youth Squad, please visit the
    Sail Canada website.

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