Emily Bugeja has been sailing since she was 8 years old, starting at a summer camp at West Vancouver Yacht Club. Her racing career began in the Optimist in 2010 as a part of the North Shore Sailing Team, and later the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Race Team. After aging out of the Optimist, Emily sailed 29er where she represented Canada at the 2016 Youth Worlds in Auckland, New Zealand and placed 17th, and BC at the Canada Games where she won a bronze medal. After a brief hiatus from racing where she studied Electrical Engineering at Queen's University, Emily learned to kite foil and is back with the dream of representing Canada at the 2024 Olympic Games. After starting to race in Kingston, ON during 2021, she hopes to train hard in 2022 and start racing internationally!