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SailGP: Ed-Tech partner signs-on with Canada SailGP team

by Jennifer Hall 6 Oct 2022 05:23 PDT 7 October 2022
Canada SailGP Team helmed by Phil Robertson in action on Race Day 1 of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth in Plymouth, England. 30th July © Felix Diemer/SailGP

Oliver Solutions is the newest partner to join Canada SailGP Team. The Toronto based ed-tech company is a leader across multiple industries in its field of online learning and certification.

Oliver Solutions will be working with the Canada SailGP Team to develop and deliver a series of learning tools, with a specific focus on development of the team’s professional athletes and the next generation of foiling sailors in Canada.

“For over thirty years at Oliver our education programs have helped Canadians on their journeys to join new financial professions and win in their lives. We’re pleased to now apply this experience to help train the next generation of sailors in the years to come. Working together with the team, I’m confident that we can help to accelerate learning as part of the We CAN Foil programme. It’s an exciting time for Oliver and we are looking forward to the evolution of this partnership,” said Robert Gardias, CEO, Oliver Solutions. “Robert (Gardias) has been a solid supporter of the team from the very beginning and with us every step of the way. Through this partnership with Oliver Solutions, I’m optimistic that the team will be able to engage even more of the next generation and that the technology will fast track foiling in Canada - it’s the future!” said Jean-Sébastien Chénier Proteau, CEO, Canada SailGP Team.

The next event for the Canada SailGP Team is the Dubai Sail Grand Prix - Presented by P&O Marinas on 12-13 November. The Oliver logo will feature on the wing of the team’s F50 for this event and all of the remaining Season 3 events.

Oliver Solutions

Oliver Solutions has leveraged its insights and innovations from financial services to become an ed-tech company that serves multiple industries, including the real estate, travel and automotive industries. What began as a focus on teaching has matured to include innovativeness in educational technologies and program management.

Canada SailGP Team is one of the few independent teams in the ultra-competitive, international league of SailGP, having joined at the start of Season 3 in May 2022. The team has an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision to be the first fully digital sports team. Canada SailGP Team is passionate about creating opportunities in the sport for the next generation and protecting our racetrack, the ocean.

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