The Bonin brother started sailing together in the summer of 2016. They spent the 2016 season learning skiff tactics, racing and enjoyed the occasional swim. In the early 2017 season, they demonstrated their potential qualifying to represent Canada at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China. In only their second year together, they won the 29er Ontario Grand Prix having placed 1st at Cork, Fall Cork, the North Americans and the Canadian Nationals.
In the summer of 2018 they won their first regatta in the 49erFX - the Canadian Championships at CORK OCR 2018. They have now transitioned to the bigger rig racing in the Olympic 49er class and placed top Canadian at the Skiff Midwinters in 2019.
Will and Sam are preparing for a European circuit which includes Kieler Woche and U23 49er Worlds. They are committed to a full Olympic Campaign with the goal to represent Canada at the 2024 Olympics in Paris and 2028 in Long Beach, California.
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