Max, from Chester, NS, has a strong background in youth sailing. Max represented Canada many times in his sailing career, most notably at the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds in Dublin, Ireland, where he still holds one of the best finishes in Canadian history. Max transitioned into the 29er in 2013 after the Youth Worlds. After competing in the 29er for two years participating at two Canadians and the world championship, he made the switch into 49er. In the 49er Max has had the opportunity to join the national team and compete at the Olympic qualification event in Miami, Florida. Max is currently working towards his goal of competing at the 2019 PanAm games and the 2020 Olympic Games as a crew in the Nacra 17.
Allie, from St. Margaret’s Bay, NS, has grown up sailing in Nova Scotia and around the world. Allie began sailing in the Optimist at age 6, and competed at North American, South American, and European Championships before the age of 15. After the optimist, Allie sailed the club 420 and the international 420, representing Canada at the 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds. Following this, she began racing the 470 in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. While competing for the Canadian National Sailing Team, one of Allie’s most notable accomplishments was qualifying Canada for a country spot at the 2016 Games. Currently, Allie is working towards skippering the foiling Nacra 17 with Max Flinn to compete in the 2019 PanAm Games and the 2020 Olympic Games.