Geoff Abel

Home Town: Victoria
Home Club: Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Sail #: 190176
Class: Laser


Geoff started sailing on his parents cruising boat.  He took some summer sailing programs at his local yacht club and loved it immediately.  Geoff seemed to catch on to the concepts of sailing very easily and loved the social atmosphere.  After taking his white sail level 3, he decided to join the yacht club race team.  According to Geoff, “If it hadn’t been for my first coach, Cindy Shepperd, I never would have made it past one year on the team.”  Geoff started sailing in opti’s and remained in that boat until he was almost 15.  Geoff’s biggest breakthrough was in the Byte Worlds in Kingston, 2004. 

Geoff now sails Laser’s and has achieved 4th at the CYA Youth National Championships. He also enjoys skiing during the off-season.