2015  Boat Grant Program

2014 Boat Grant winners Timma and Isabelle

With the aim of bringing younger sailors into the Canadian 49er class, Pitch Pole Skiff Products (aka 49er.ca) will be providing charter boats to young sailors interested in sailing the Olympic class 49er or 49erFX skiff. The charter boats will be a complete 49er or 49erFX with dolly, a carbon mast and ready to race for a period of one year. This is a perfect opportunity for young Laser, C420 or 29er sailors, both male and female, looking to make the jump into the exciting 49er or 49erFX class!

Here are the details of the program:
• 49eror 49erFX Complete including dolly and top cover, ready to sail
• Carbon mast and current sails (49er or FX configuration)
• One year charter period: February 10th, 2015 to February 16th, 2016
• Pickup and drop-off in Montreal, QC
• For athletes 21 years old and younger
• Cost $2,000 per year

In order to qualify for the charter program, the athletes must agree to the following terms:

• The athletes must be a team of two, willing to sail together for at least one year.
• The athletes should be part of a National, Provincial or club training program.
• During the charter period the athletes are expected to train and race regularly in the Canadian and North American circuits. Additionally, the athletes are free to bring the boats down to Florida to train or participate in the Miami World Cup and 49erNA Winter Series.
• If anything breaks on the boat, the athletes are expected to repair / replace it (it is their own boat for 1 year).
• The boat shall be returned in original condition, less wear & tear
• The athletes shall attend ALL 2015 49er.ca Grand Prix events (schedule TBD)
• The athletes shall attend the 2016 World Championships in Clearwater Florida in February 2016
• The athletes will provide regular photo and written reports to the class association

Interested athletes should complete their application and return it to the Canadian 49er Class Association President for consideration. Your application should include:
• Outline schedule for 2016 season
• Sailing resume
• Curriculum vitae
• Head shots and bio
• Short cover letter, outlining their qualifications for the program

Applications shall be submitted by email to Arielle Morgan (president@49er.ca) on or before Friday, December 12th, 2014. A decision on the selected athletes will subsequently be made by December 19th,2014 and all parties will be notified. If you need more information on the program, please contact the undersigned.

Thanks and hope to see the young-guns out there!

Trevor Parekh
Pitch Pole Skiff Products Inc.

2 Responses to “2015 49er.ca Boat Grant”

  1. Henry Lockyer says:

    I am Henry Lockyer and came 2nd at the Youth Nat 29er this past year. I am totally motivated to go to Youth Worlds but RNSYS cancelled their 29er program for 2015 season because myself and my crew were the only participants.
    I will be 16 years old and won the RNSYS race team most dedicated sailor for this past year.
    Would my age disqualify me for this Program. If not I will prepare a formal application for you.

    Best Regards


  2. trevor says:

    Your age won’t disqualify you! You’re a perfect fit! We want you to come sail with the best in the country to make you better!