49er Sail CanadaWith the aim of bringing younger sailors into the Canadian 49er class, Pitch Pole Skiff Products (aka will be providing charter boats to young sailors interested in sailing the Olympic class 49erFX skiff. The charter boats will be a complete 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:

    49erFX Complete including dolly and top cover, ready to sail
    Carbon mast and current sails (FX configuration)
    One year charter period:
        January 31st, 2014 to January 31st, 2015
    Pickup and drop-off in Montreal, QC (or Miami, FL)
    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.
    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 Grand Prix events
    The athletes will provide regular photo and written reports to the class ass’n

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 2014 season
    Sailing resume
    Curriculum vitae
    Head shots and bio
    Short cover letter, outlining their qualifications for the program