Lilly Rainham represents Canada in both the ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) class and the 69F.A member of the Canadian Youth Squad, and Nova Scotia Sailing Team, Lilly’s training is currently based in Nova Scotia with the East Coast ILCA training group. As the current top female sailor in ILCA Division 1, she hopes to compete at a higher level Internationally this upcoming season. She plans to race ILCA Midwinters East, CORK, and ILCA 6 Youth Worlds in Poland and will be supporting these regattas through a thorough training schedule including fitness, mental performance, and on water training as well as getting fleet experience in provincial regattas, Canadian Youth Squad training, and with the US Olympic Development Program.
Lilly was introduced to foiling while working with the SailGP inspire program, and has been pursuing opportunities in the foiling classes ever since. In 2023, Lilly will be racing both the North American and European youth circuit as the flight controller on Team Volaire 69F. Since their launch, Team Volaire has already won numerous races in their first Gold Cup act, and hit apersonal record of 30.2kts. Lilly will be training in the Waszp to prepare for future events and hopes to continue promoting and advancing the Waszp fleet in her home province as well as pursuing other opportunities to learn more about new foiling disciplines. Lilly plans to attend Queens University this fall and hopes to achieve a degree in the health science field. Her long term goals include pursuing this sport to the highest levels, representing Canada at numerous worldwide events, giving back to the sailing community, and being the fastest she can be out on the water.
First and foremost, her goal is to continue to improve and learn every day.
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