My name is Claire Ramsey. I live on a farm in Kelowna, BC. I’ve been sailing since I was 6 years old. The biggest life lessons I’ve learned from sailing are to always be prepared, to give 110% and to never give up. I have been privileged to have sailed with some very skilled sailors and to have been trained by some of the best coaches in my whole world; Tine Moberg Parker (Kitsilano YC), Flor Siccardi (RNSYS) and Pepe Bettini (LISOT). My biggest accomplishments were being awarded 2019 Top Canadian Female Optimist Sailor and the 2019 Top Female Youth Sailor in BC. My first International Regatta was last year at Lake Garda, Italy, where I was very pleased to make the Gold Fleet. Since I was nine years old it has been my dream to represent Canada at international sailing events. I am so proud to be a member of this years Canadian National Opti Team and to represent Canada in 2020 at Opti Worlds, the South American Championship and the North Americans Championship. After Opti's I plan to carry on sailing competitvely and am looking for my next boat.