Thursday, January 17, 2013

Over the past year Allie Surrette and Ali ten Hove who have also been named the 2012 Nova Scotia Youth Sailors of the Year have had outstanding results setting best ever Canadian Finishes at 3 large US Regattas. Despite the fact that this team is split between Ontario and Nova Scotia they continue to train together at every opportunity as they hope to qualify to represent Canada at the 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds. The girls credit the greatest factor in their success to the coaching and training group they had a chance to be apart of this past summer.

Ali ten Hove says, “Training with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron was a huge asset as we were able to train with a stable group of high-level 420 sailors. The training group combined with our elite level coaching from many individuals associated with the squadron, enabled us to maximize our learning curve in our summer season. Key individuals Agustin Ferrario our head race coach, and Federico Lopez head 420 race coach, both worked closely with us and pushed us to succeed.”

The girls ultimate goal is to represent Canada at the Olympic games and fulfill short term goals focused towards individual events, specifically focusing on qualifying for the 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds in Cyprus.     

Agustin Ferrario RNSYS Club Race Coach notes that Allie and Ali are two of the most dedicated sailors he has ever coached. They are very focused and understand that time on the water is most important. They are easily coachable and open to new training ideas. 


Ali and Allie will be in attendance to receive their award on January 19th 2013 at The Carlu in Toronto at the annual Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards. 

For tickets to the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards please click here.