Friday, March 01, 2013

Sail Canada is excited to announce members of the 2013 Canadian Sailing Team. Miami ISAF World Cup event marked the final opportunity for team qualification in January. This year’s lineup includes of many familiar faces including 2012 Olympians Zac Plavsic, Nikola Girke, David Wright, Greg Douglas, Danielle Dube & Luke Ramsay. Our Paralympic team are representing in full force this year, including 2008 Gold medallist Paul Tingley, SKUD bronze medallists John McRoberts/Stacie Louttit and London Paralympians Bruce Millar, Scott Lutes and Logan Campbell.  There are nine new team members added to the roster this year including 3 new skiff teams. Criteria for establishing this year’s team can be found here HERE.

Team Captain Paul Tingley is re-energized after making a move to the Sonar class with teammates Lutes and Campbell. Tingley says “The Canadian team has a ton of talent with dedicated sailors laying the ground work for Rio. We’re ready to take on 2013 and beyond.” 

Vice-Captain Greg Douglas set the stage at his first World Cup event of the year with a silver medal performance in the Finn.  “I would like to thank Sail Canada for selecting me as vice-team captain.  I look forward to a great year and working hard as a team.  Let’s show the world what we can do!”

This year, the Canadian team structure has been tightened up in an effort to create sustainable performance and increased depth within the team. The Sail Canada High Performance Director Ken Dool adds, “2013 marks the start of a brand new quadrennial and we are looking forward to the hard work and commitment of this team as we collectively build for success in Rio.” Stay tuned as these sailors hit the international stage at world championships and world cup events over the next few months! 

Congratulations to the following National team sailors:

Zac Plavsic

BC

RSX M

Nikola Girke

BC

Nacra

John McRoberts

BC

SKUD

Stacie Louttit

BC

SKUD

Bruce Millar

BC

2.4mR

Paul Tingley (Team Captain)

NS

Sonar

Logan Campbell

SK

Sonar

Scott Lutes

QC

Sonar

David Wright

ON

Laser

Greg Douglas (Vice-Captain)

ON

Finn

Lee Parkhill

ON

Laser

Luke Ramsay

BC

Nacra

Isabella Bertold

BC

Radial

Robert Davis

ON

Laser

Danielle Dube

NS

Radial

Chris Dold

ON

Laser

Martin Robitaille

QC

Finn

Jon Ladha

NL

49er

Daniel Inkpen

NL

49er

Tom Ramshaw

ON

Laser

Claire Merry

ON

Radial

Ingrid Merry

ON

Radial

Evert McLaughlin

ON

Laser

Erin Rafuse

NS

49erFX

Danielle Boyd

ON

49erFX

Jackie Gay

BC

2.4mR

Rob Hemming

ON

Finn

Jeff Roney

ON

Finn

Jacob Saunders

NS

470 M

Graeme Saunders

NS

470 M

Erin Berry

QC

49erFX

Michael Brodeur

QC

49er

Alexandre Stranix

QC

49er

David Mori

ON

49er

Justin Barnes

ON

49er

Laurence Bonneau-Charland

QC

RSX W


Team bios can be found HERE.
 
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