Paul Tingley

Home Town: Halifax, NS
Home Club: Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
Class: 2.4 mR
ISAF Sailor: CANPT1

Bio:

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Paul started sailing at the early age of 10 years old, and began his racing career at 25 years. As his skills developed, Paul moved to Victoria BC to join a 3 person Sonar team. The move was a good one, as the team captured the Bronze medal at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics.

Paul returned to Halifax in 2005 and has raced the 1 person boat, 2.4 mR, ever since. His success has continued, as he finished 5th at the World Disabled Championships last year

At the 2008 Paralympic Games, Paul captured the gold medal in the 2.4m sailing event.  This was his third performance Paralympic performance.  He competed in the Sonar Class at the 2004 Games and captured a bronze medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney.

 

Danny McCoy

Home Club: National Yacht Club
Class: 2.4 mR
ISAF Sailor: CANDM9

Bruce Millar

Home Town: Toronto / Vancouver
Home Club: National Yacht Club / Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, BC
Class: 2.4 mR
ISAF Sailor: IDCANBM14
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=45388

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Class: 2.4 mR

Peter Soosalu

Home Town: Ottawa, ON
Home Club: Britannia Yacht Club
Sail #: CAN854
Class: 29er
ISAF Sailor: CANPS6

Jonathan Reid

Home Town: Halifax, NS
Class: 29er
ISAF Sailor: CAN819

Bio:

Jonathan began sailing in 2002 because of parental influence.  He loved it so much he kept going back for more. He started by racing 420 boats and currently races 29er’s, a boat that he is very passionate about. Jonathan spends his other time rock climbing, playing ultimate Frisbee and hockey.

Jonathan’s team placed 4th overall at the CYA Youth National Championships.

 

Teddy Skiffington

Home Town: Ottawa, ON
Home Club: Upper Tantallon, NS
Sail #: CAN819
Class: 29er
ISAF Sailor: CANTS5

Bio:

At the age of 10, Teddy began sailing in the Learn to Sail program at St. Margaret’s Sailing Club. He completed his Bronze 4 and decided to start racing. He raced Bytes for 3 years and joined the Provincial Sailing Team. Last year was the first year that he and Jonathon began sailing 29er together and traveled to regattas in the southern US and Eastern Canada.

Teddy’s team placed 4th overall at the CYA Youth National Championships. Outside of sailing, Teddy enjoys freestyle skiing, playing drums, guitar and piano.

 

Karen Filbee-Dexter

Home Town: Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS
Home Club: SMSC
Sail #: 1463
Class: 29er

Bio:

Karen began sailing very young, but only started dingy racing 3 years ago. She sails because it is fun and unpredictable and she loves being on the wire. Karen indulges in other sports such as: Skiing, figure skating, rugby, hockey, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee.

Karen’s team placed 9th overall at the CYA Youth National Championships.

Ceilidh Stubbs

Home Town: Calgary, AB
Home Club: CYC
Class: 29er

Eric Chouinard

Home Club: Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club
Class: 29er

Zoe Lewis

Home Town: Calgary, AB
Home Club: CYC
Class: 29er

Erin Berry

Home Town: Victoria, BC
Home Club: RVicYC
Class: 29er
ISAF Sailor: http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=210035

Jessica Round

Home Town: Victoria, BC
Home Club: RVicYC
Class: 29er
ISAF Sailor: http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=80404

Ian Woodbury

Home Town: Coquitlam, BC
Home Club: RVYC
Class: 29er

Sam Gustin

Home Town: Vancouver
Home Club: RVYC
Class: 29er
ISAF Sailor: http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=189128

Joel Riordan

Home Town: Ottawa, ON
Home Club: BYC
Class: 29er
ISAF Sailor: CANJR25
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=229315

Bio:

Joel first started sailing at the age of 7 when his parents signed him up for the sailing program at Britannia Yacht Club. He first took an interest in racing at the age of 11. After one year in the Opti, he raced a Byte CII for a successful 3 years. Joel made the transition to the 29er with his crew Matt Soosalu and are now headed to Croatia for the 2011 Youth World Sailing Championships.

Joel is also a competitive soccer player and runner, however his current focus remains with sailing.

Matthew Soosalu

Home Town: Ottawa, ON
Home Club: BYC
Class: 29er
ISAF Sailor: CANMS28
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=229701

Bio:

Matthew began sailing at the age of 8 through the Learn to Sail program at Britannia Yacht Club. He raced in a few local regattas in the 420 before moving to the Radial. Matthew and teammate Joel Riordan decided to team up in the 29er and qualified for the 2011 ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships in July.

Matthew is a sports enthusiast and enjoys playing hockey, football and tennis recreationally.

Frederique Tougas

Home Club: PCYC/CVL
Class: 29er

Cameron Sawyer

Home Club: KYC
Class: 29er

Joss Warren

Home Town: Chester, Nova Scotia
Home Club: CYC
Class: 420 - Crew
ISAF Sailor: CANJW16
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=164819

Bio:

Joss began sailing through the Chester Junior Sailing program. He has been sailing competitively for 4 years. This is the first year that Joss has competed internationally with his skipper Jacob Chaplin-Saunders.

Daniel Baker

Home Town: Lunenburg, NS
Home Club: LYC
Class: 420 - Crew

Henry Machum

Home Town: Halifax, NS
Home Club: RNSYS
Class: 420 - Crew
ISAF Sailor: CANHM6
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=82112

Bio:

Henry began sailing at the age of 7 and started his racing career at the age of 10 in an Opti. Henry will be crewing for Julien Fougere in the 420 at the 2011 ISAF Youth World Championships.

Other extracurricular interests include soccer, squash, basketball, rock climbing an swimming.

Ali ten Hove

Home Town: Kingston, ON
Home Club: KYC/RNSYS
Class: 420 - Crew

Alexander Sapp

Home Club: RNSYS
Class: 420 - Crew

Jacob Chaplin-Saunders

Home Town: Chester, Nova Scotia
Home Club: Chester Yacht Club
Class: 420 - Helm

Julien Fougere

Home Town: Windsor, NS
Home Club: RNSYS
Class: 420 - Helm
ISAF Sailor: CANJF12
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=302018

Bio:

Julien began sailing out of CYC when he was 9 years old and completed his first race when he was 12. He sails to gain new friendships and for the competitive thrill of racing. Julien enjoys playing hockey, skiing and baseball.

Jacob Chaplin-Saunders

Home Town: Chester, Nova Scotia
Home Club: CYC
Class: 420 - Helm
ISAF Sailor: CANJC33
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=164438

Bio:

Jacob began sailing in the summer of 2002. He became instantly hooked and began his competitive career. He enjoys the combination of speed, tactics and athleticism.

Adam Taylor

Home Town: Windsor, NS
Home Club: LYC
Class: 420 - Helm

Allie Surrette

Home Club: RNSYS
Class: 420 - Helm

Jake Megaffin

Home Club: RNSYS
Class: 420 - Helm

Oliver Bone

Home Town: Montreal
Home Club: Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
Class: 470 Men
ISAF Sailor: CANOB1
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=35767
Website: http://www.teamlocasbone.com
CST Website: http://canadiansailingteam.ca/sailboat-class/team-470-8.html

Bio:

A 27 year old originally from Montreal, now resides in Halifax, Oliver is studying at Dalhousie University.  Since his first taste of sailing in 1990, Bone has honed his skills, having competed internationally since 2004. He represents the prestigious Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, and the Beaconsfield Yacht Club, while training in Montreal.  In 2007, Bone and his teammate Stéphane Locas were the recipients of the Nathan Cowan Memorial Award, for their dedication and commitment to competitive sailing. Ultimately, Oliver aspires to be a chef and wine somellier, but also plans to maintain his sailing career with a follow-up Olympic campaign for 2012.

Stéphane Locas

Home Town: St-Eustache
Home Club: Beaconsfield Yacht Club
Class: 470 Men
ISAF Sailor: CANSL3
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=37393
Website: http://www.teamlocasbone.com
CST Website: http://canadiansailingteam.ca/sailboat-class/team-470-8.html

Bio:

27 year old Locas still calls St-Eustache (outside Montreal) home. He learned to sail at Club Nautique Deux-Montagnes in Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac at the age of 10, but now calls Beaconsfield Yacht Club ‘home’.

Despite financial challenges and not being members of the Canadian Sailing team, Locas and teammate Bone beat the odds while competing at Cascais this last fall (2007), qualifying for these Olympic games.

Locas, is also a student at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec, where he is working towards completion of a Mechanical Engineering degree.

Eric Holden

Home Club: RVYC
Class: 470 Men

Oliver Bone

Home Town: Montreal
Home Club: Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
Class: 470 Men
ISAF Sailor: CANOB1
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=35767

Fraser McMillan

Home Town: Victoria, BC
Home Club: RVicYC
Class: 470 Men
ISAF Sailor:
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=123188

Erik Van der Pol

Home Town: Victoria, BC
Home Club: RVicYC
Class: 470 Men
ISAF Sailor:
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=123187

John Russell

Home Town: Calgary, AB
Home Club: RNSYS, BYC
Class: 470 Men
ISAF Sailor:
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=31852

Andrew McCorquodale

Home Town: Delta, BC
Home Club: RVYC
Class: 470 Men
ISAF Sailor:
CANAM7

Carol Luttmer

Class: 470 Women
ISAF Sailor: CANCL3
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=38329

Jen Braem

Home Town: Victoria, BC
Home Club: RVicYC
Class: 470 Women
ISAF Sailor:
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=123225

Dana Archibald

Home Town: Halifax, NS
Home Club: RNSYS
Class: 470 Women

Karen Dexter

Home Town: Halifax, NS
Home Club: SMBSC/RNSYS
Class: 470 Women
ISAF Sailor:
CANKD6

Matthieu Dubreucq

Home Club: RstLYC
Class: 49er
ISAF Sailor:
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=56546

Bill Gooderham

Home Town: Toronto
Home Club: Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Class: 49er
ISAF Sailor: CANBG2
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=40485

Ian Hogan

Home Club: RCYC
Class: 49er
ISAF Sailor: CANIH1
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=64503

Murray McCullough

Home Town: Trenton, Ontario
Home Club: Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Class: 49er
ISAF Sailor: CANMM7
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=38400

Gordon Cook

Home Club: Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Class: 49er
ISAF Sailor: CANGC5
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=57627

Bio:

Gordon Cook is a Toronto native with an engineering degree from Queens University. He has been sailing since he was a child at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Gordon has been a national team member since 2000.

Gordon and Ben teamed up part time in 2003 and gradually ramped up their campaign in the Tornado. With stints of living and working in Europe while sailing they have been racing and training full time since 2006. The 2007 Worlds was a huge event for the team, qualifying Canda for the Olmpics in the 49er for the fist team ever. It was also their first result in the top 20 at 19th overall. The 2008 worlds saw further improvement to 13th and the team is looking to build on that at the 2008 Olympics in Quindao.

Ben and Gordon have had much support from various charitable organizations in Canada. Making the national team in 2005 was a big stepping stone as the montly cheques from Sport Canada contributed heavily to their paychecks in order to be able to sail more often. In addition, long standing support from their respective yacht clubs, Royal Vancouver and Royal Canadian has been amazing. The club teams massively subsidize youth racing and are instrumental to the development of all of Canada’s Olympic sailors. The Canadian Yachting Association, Hudson’s Bay, Canadian Athletes Now Fund have also contibuted significantly. Besides making the national team the biggest contributions have come from the Phalen Foundation. This unique and highly focussed charity is the single greatest reason for the upswing in Canadian sailing this quadrennial. It is impossible to overstate the importance of the contribution it has made.

Ben and Gordon would also like to thank their one true commercial sponsor. Samson Ropes (http://www.samsonrope.com) have supported the team right from the start of their campaign. Their stuff is the best in the world and they have been involved in helping Canadian sailors for many years now. A big shout out to Randy and David! Cheers guys.

Oakley have aso donated some very slick sunglasses and must be thanked for thaking care their our eyes!

Ben Remocker

Home Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Class: 49er
ISAF Sailor: CANBR2
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=38164

Bio:

Ben Remocker is a 29-year-old Vancouver native with Queen’s engineering and economics degrees. He has been a member of the Canadian National team since 2005 and is also a member the prestigious Paul J Phelan Sailing Foundation (PJPSF), an elite group of athletes pursuing medal performance in Beijing 2008.

Ben crews for skipper, Gordon Cook, a Toronto native with an engineering degree from Queens University. He has been sailing since he was a child at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Gordon has been a national team member since 2000.

Gordon and Ben teamed up part time in 2003 and gradually ramped up their campaign. With stints of living and working in Europe while sailing they have been racing and training full time since 2006. The 2007 Worlds was a huge event for the team, qualifying Canda for the Olmpics in the 49er for the fist team ever. It was also their first result in the top 20 at 19th overall. The 2008 worlds saw further improvement to 13th and the team is looking to build on that at the 2008 Olympics in Quindao.

Ben and Gordon have had much support from various charitable organizations in Canada. Making the national team in 2005 was a big stepping stone as the montly cheques from Sport Canada contributed heavily to their paychecks in order to be able to sail more often. In addition, long standing support from their respective yacht clubs, Royal Vancouver and Royal Canadian has been amazing. The club teams massively subsidize youth racing and are instrumental to the development of all of Canada’s Olympic sailors. The Canadian Yachting Association, Hudson’s Bay, Canadian Athletes Now Fund have also contibuted significantly. Besides making the national team the biggest contributions have come from the Phalen Foundation. This unique and highly focussed charity is the single greatest reason for the upswing in Canadian sailing this quadrennial. It is impossible to overstate the importance of the contribution it has made.

Ben and Gordon would also like to thank their one true commercial sponsor.  Samson Ropes have supported the team right from the start of their campaign. Their stuff is the best in the world and they have been involved in helping Canadian sailors for many years now. A big shout out to Randy and David! Cheers guys.

Oakley have aso donated some very slick sunglasses and must be thanked for thaking care their our eyes!

John Ladha

Home Club: RNYC
Class: 49er

Trevor Parekh

Home Club: RstLYC
Class: 49er

Daniel Inkpen

Home Club: RNYC
Class: 49er

Hunter Lowden

Home Club: RVYC
Class: 49er

Kevin Grierson

Home Club: RVYC
Class: 49er

Luke Ramsay

Home Town: Vancouver, BC
Home Club: RVYC
Class: Coach

Rob Frost

Home Town: Ottawa, ON
Home Club: BYC
Class: Coach

Bio:

Rob is the Head Coach and Director of the High Performance Team at the Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa. He coached the 29er team to qualification at the 2011 Youth ISAF Sailing World Championships. Rob is certified NCCP level 2, working towards level 3 and is CYA LTR & Race Coach certified. Rob has extensive team management skills and double handed expertise. Rob also extends himself beyond work, volunteering as a spokesperson at the Easter Seals Regatta.

Rob will be working alongside Team Leader Agustin during the 2011 ISAF Youth World Championships in July.

Rosie Chapman

Class: Coach

Lisa Ross

Class: Coach

Chris Cook

Home Club: Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Class: Finn
ISAF Sailor:
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=38331

Bio:

Chris started sailing in Whitby Ontario over 15 years ago. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, the Canadian Sailing Team (Canadian Yachting Association). Chris finished second in his Canadian Olympic trials for the 2004 Games in Athens, and has committed to another four year campaign. In 2001, Chris received the CYA Male Athlete of the Year award and in 2005 he won Rolex Sailor of the year. Chris currently resides in Rosedale in Toronto where he trains out of the Toronto Habour.

John Romanko

Home Town: Vancouver, BC
Home Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Class: Finn
ISAF Sailor: CANJR3
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=45295

Adam Nicholson

Home Club: Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Class: Finn

Brendan Wilton

Home Club: RNSYS
Class: Finn

Greg Douglas

Home Town: Toronto, ON
Home Club: RCYC
Class: Finn
ISAF Sailor:
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=59533

Paul Brikis

Martin Robitaille

Home Town: Deux-Montagnes, QC
Home Club: CbdVStL
Class: Finn
ISAF Sailor:
CANMR7

Mark Pataky

Home Town: North Vancouver, BC
Home Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Class: Hobie 16

Bio:

Mark began sailing when he was 8 years old in an Opti boat because his brother was sailing in them.  He started winning all the races he entered and won the White fleet the 1st year.

Mark currently sails in the Hobie 16 and sailed for Canada at the 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships with teammate Jon Scott.

Jonathan Scott

Home Town: West Vancouver, BC
Home Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Class: Hobie 16
ISAF Sailor: CANJS12

Bio:










Jon began sailing at the age of 9. His sailing career started when he took lessons at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. He was enrolled on the race team and had much success. Jon grew out of Opti and moved on to Laser Radials. He has traveled across the world for competition and will continue to do so into the future.


Jon sailed in the Hobie 16 for Canada at the 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships with teammate Mark Pataky. When Jon is not sailing, he enjoys long-boarding and fiberglassing boats that need maintenance. He also enjoys volunteering at local regattas.


 



 

William Schwenger

Home Town: Burlington, ON
Home Club: Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
Class: Hobie 16
ISAF Sailor: Hobie 16

Bio:










William began sailing at age 7 when his dad bought their first Hobie catamaran. For his 14th birthday he was given a Laser and began racing in club races. His dad is an avid racer and has crewed for him in many regattas. William began going to regattas with his Laser when he turned 16. However his real passion remains with catamaran racing.. He enjoys sailing any type of boat he can get his hands on.


William and his brother Nick qualified to the Youth Team in the Hobie 16 class at the CYA Youth National Championships. William also enjoys rugby, football and wrestling.


 



 

Andy Wong

Home Town: Delta, BC
Home Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Sail #: 190393 / 176175
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: CANAW11

Bio:

At an entry level Andy was introduced to sailing by his grandfather who enrolled him in White Sail at Sidney north Sannich yacht club. He completed his White Sail levels and returned to take silver there. After being introduced to the sport of sailing, Andy was immediately hooked and became involved with the optimist race team at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. He became very involved and progressed through optimist sailing at a competitive level and continued on to laser sailing.

Andy placed 6th overall at the CYA Youth National Championships. He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing and photography.

Robert Davis

Home Town: Kingston, ON
Home Club: Kingston Yacht Club
Sail #: 167542
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: CANRD9
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=54134

Bio:

Robert began sailing an Optimist at the club level in Norway when he was 6 years old. After moving to Canada, he went through Junior Sailing at Kingston Yacht Club. After attaining his Bronze Sail in 2003, Robert moved on to the Race Team and began racing the Byte. In 2005 he was selected for the Ontario Sailing Team, starting in the Laser Radial, and then onto the Laser in 2006. Robert plays high school volleyball, soccer and house league hockey in the winter. He also enjoys downhill skiing and traveling.

Robert qualified to sail for Canada in the 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships.


Geoff Abel

Home Town: Victoria
Home Club: Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Sail #: 190176
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: CANGA2

Bio:

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.

 

Greg Clunies

Home Town: Branchton, ON
Home Club: Kingston Yacht Club
Sail #: 187701
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: 187701

Bio:

Greg started sailing when he was 8 years old at the Island Yacht Club in Toronto. He sailed Prams and Albecores and eventually Opti’s/Bytes. He gained most of his sailing skills through his Opti and Byte racing. He moved onto Radials to refine skills he developed in the Byte. Last season was the first season he moved up the Laser full rig and achieved 5th overall at the CYA Youth National Championships.


Greg also enjoys snowboarding, traveling and architecture.

 









Mike Leigh

Home Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Class: Laser

Bio:

Mike Leigh was born in Nanaimo, BC but has spent his life sailing out of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. He started sailing the Opti class at age eight. He competed in the Laser class in the prestigious Youth Worlds, in 2001 and placed 5th and 2002 he placed 4th. He qualified for the national team at the age of 16.



Now at age 22, Mike sails full time. He’s known by his coaches and competitors for his work ethic; it is not uncommon to see Mike sailing when it is dark. His goal is to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and to be a medal contender.

Bernard Luttmer

Home Club: Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Class: Laser

David Wright

Home Club: RCYC
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: CANDW6
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=57523

Michael Kalin

Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: CANMK1

Chris Dold

Home Club: RCYC
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: CANCD6
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=57600

Luke Ramsay

Home Club: RVYC
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: CANLR2

Abe Torchinsky

Home Town: Vancouver, BC
Home Club: RVYC
Sail #: 177143
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor:
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=57486

Bio:

Abe began sailing at age 9 when he enrolled for fun in a summer learn-to-sail program at Kitsilano Yacht Club and at Jericho Yacht Club. He really enjoyed being on the water and the challenges of the practice races. CST member Lisa Ross suggested that if he wanted even more of a challenge he should join the RVYC team, coached by Tine Moberg Parker. Tine welcomed Abe on the team and inspired him to keep sailing and to get involved in competition. Abe’s other interests include reading, skiing, and cycling.

Dave Mori

Home Town: Oakville
Home Club: RCYC, ON
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=119628

Phillip Round

Home Town: Vancouver
Home Club: RVYC, BC
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=80403

Karl Mitchell

Home Club: LYC
Class: Laser

Ben Scott

Home Club: RVYC
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=68315

Lee Parkhill

Home Club: RCYC
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor:
http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=58017

Alexander Heinzemann

Home Town: Delta, BC
Home Club: RVYC
Class: Laser
ISAF Sailor: CANAH10
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=80161

Bio:

Alexander started to sail in the learn to sail program at RVYC when he was 9 years old. At the age of 11, he joined the race team, sailing the Optimist, followed by the 420. Alexander won a Gold medal at the 2006 BC Summer Games. Alexander started racing in a Laser in the fall of 2006.

Evan Lewis

Home Club: RCYC
Class: Laser

Julia Bailey

Home Town: Thunder Bay, ON
Home Club: Temple Reef Sailing Club
Sail #: 187633
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANJB19

Bio:

Julia grew up sailing in her family’s Lightning boat.  At the age of 9, she learned how to sail independently in an optimist at Amethyst Harbour and began racing at 10 years old. Julia is also a competitive downhill ski racer, plays basketball, soccer, cross-country running, badminton, track and field and plays the piano.

Julia placed 3rd overall in the Radial class at the CYA Youth National Championships.

Ingrid Merry

Home Town: Oakville, ON
Home Club: Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Sail #: 166900
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANIM6

Bio:

Ingrid began sailing at the Oakville Yacht Squadron (OYS) on her family boat, and soon began sailing school at OYS.  She completed her Gold sailing level at OYS and then took her sailing to the next level and joined the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. She began training as a member of the High Performance Team.  During this time she also became a member of the Ontario Sailing Team and was a 2006 recipient of ‘Quest For Gold’ Funding. Ingrid also plays rugby and downhill skiing in the off-season.


Caroline Morgan

Home Town: Westmount, QC
Home Club: Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club
Sail #: 181793
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANCM16

Bio:

Caroline’s parents were involved in a lot of racing when she was little girl and thus spent a lot of time around boats. She started sailing in her club’s junior sailing program when she was the age of 7. Once Caroline finished her White Sail levels, she joined the optimist race team. Once she outgrew optimists, she moved on to Bytes for a total of 3 years. Last year was her first year sailing and racing Radial.

Caroline placed 5th overall at the CYA Youth National Championships. When she’s not sailing, she enjoys skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, running, reading, and traveling.


 

Vanessa Dallaire-Lagacé

Home Town: Québec, QC
Home Club: Assoc. Nautique Baie de Beauport
Sail #: 187231
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANVD2

Bio:

Vanessa’s parents have always owned a keelboat.  When she was 9 years old, they signed her up for an Optimist Sailing day camp at the Baie De Beauport Yacht club.  She then participated in the regional racing circuit, progressing to the Laser 2 and the Byte.  She began seriously competing and after only one year in the Radial, she made it to the Québec Sailing Team as an “Espoir” athlete. 

Vanessa placed 6th overall at the CYA Youth National Championships.  Vanessa also participates in synchronized figure skating and is a full time student in Visual Arts.

Isabella Bertold

Home Town: White Rock, BC
Home Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Sail #: 182662
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANIB4
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=61891

Bio:

Isabella began sailing at the age of 5 when her mom enrolled her in sailing lessons. She loved sailing so much she began competing the very next summer. At the age of 7, she achieved 2nd place in the first event she competed in and soon joined the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club race team. She enjoys the many skills that sailing requires. Aside from sailing Isabella also enjoys field hockey, swimming, and hanging out with friends.

Isabella sailed for Canada at the 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships.

Lisa Ross

Home Town: Halifax, NS
Home Club: RNSYS
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANLR1
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=37552

Bio:

Lisa grew up in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and started sailing in the junior sailing program at the Lunenburg Yacht Club when she was eight. In 1994, she won the Canadian Youth Championship and the berth at the 1995 World Youth Championships. Lisa has also represented Canada at the Pan Am Games in the Laser Radial.

Ross started sailing the Yngling class in 2001. In 2004 she qualified for the Olympic Games in Athens, 2004 where they placed 16th. Lisa has since returned to the Laser Radial class, the newest Women’s Olympic Class, in hopes of bringing home a medal for Canada in Beijing in 2008.

Keamia Rasa

Home Town: Calgary, AB
Home Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANKR1
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=35572

Danielle Dubé

Home Club: RNSYS
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANDD4
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=56887

Jennifer Spalding

Home Town: Vancouver, BC
Home Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANJS4
http://www.sailing.org/1622.php?memberid=37122

Tanya Smutny

Home Town: Winnipeg
Home Club: Winnipeg Sailing Centre
Sail #: 187635
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANTS1

Bio:

I grew up in Germany and started my sailing career in an Opti when I was 6 years old. When I was 12, I decided to go double-handed, so I switched to a Teenie, which is a mini version of a 420 and is meant for Opti-sized kids. After moving to Canada in 1997, I switched to the Laser II even though my crew and I had a combined weight of 230 pounds. Once I grew out of the youth circuit, I wanted to qualify for the national team in the Europe, which was a tough switch. I qualified in 2004 and sailed the european circuit for 2 summers. When the Europe was replaced by the Laser Radial, I decided to take a break from sailing for a while and instead focus on my engineering degree. I missed sailing so much that I bought a radial and started training again in 2007. My long term goals for now are to improve my results in the big events and to go to the Olympics in 2012.

Alanna Vittery

Home Club: RVYC
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: CANAV2

Brenda Bowskill

Home Town: Toronto, ON
Home Club: Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=131091

Charlotte Skinner

Home Town: Kingston, ON
Home Club: Kingston Yacht Club
Class: Laser Radial

Phenix Cloutier-Beaudoin

Home Town: Magog
Home Club: Club de voile Memphremagog
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=71129

Maura Dewey

Home Town: Victoria, BC
Home Club: RVicYC
Class: Laser Radial
ISAF Sailor: http://www.sailing.org/sailors/biog.php?memberid=120983