CYA Training Camp: July
World Championship: July 10-13,
Central Okanagan Sailing Association
Kelowna, British Columbia CANADA
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We are enjoying hosting you!
Canada was proud to host the first ever World
Trapseat 16 Championship, which will take place in Kelowna, British
Columbia, Canada, July 10-13, 2002. Newcomers to
trapseat sailing, as well as those who consider themselves old hands, can
take advantage of the training opportunities provided at the 2-day CYA
training camp, which will precede the championship, July 8-9, 2002.
Registration was limited to 40 teams,
who will sail a 4-day series in 20 boats, using a prescribed rotation. Hobie
16s will be supplied by the organizing committee and fitted with new
trapseats. Teams will consist of a skipper with a disability (as defined by IFDS FCS 2000), with a crew that may be either able-bodied or disabled.
Rules for trapseat sailing can be found as part of the 2001-2004
International Hobie Cat Association Class Rules for the Hobie 16
The 2002 World Trapseat 16 Championship was hosted by the Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA), an active and
enthusiastic dinghy club situated midway on 130 km long Lake Okanagan. COSA
is fully accessible and home to Hobie Fleet 263 and the Disabled Sailing
Association of BC – Okanagan Branch. Lake Okanagan is home to Ogopogo,
legendary cousin of the Loch Ness monster. COSA successfully hosted the
Canadian Trapseat 16 Championships in both 2000 and 2001.
is a city of over 150,000, situated in the southern interior of British
Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province. July is Kelowna’s driest and
sunniest month of the year, with temperatures averaging around 28°C
and medium winds. A favoured summer resort area, Kelowna offers a wide range
of activities and attractions, including over 40 wineries, as many golf
courses, accessible hiking and fishing, and acres of fruit orchards.
Accommodations are world class and prices are reasonable. Easily accessible
by road or by air, Kelowna is within 4-6 hours driving time of several major
cities (including Vancouver, Seattle and Calgary) and has an international