Most Olympic campaigns start 4 years out with a mission and a well-paced, systematic plan to try to get on the podium at the Olympic games. They are not stitched together by two guys with desk jobs, using a boat that is about 10 years too old, shipped on a U-Haul across the continent in the winter to Canada, for 3 months of training in the cold before they “give it a go” at the Olympic trials. But here we are, announcing our crazy idea to start racing 470s in an attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics this August!Luke Ramsay and Hunter Lowden are teaming up as veteran Olympic Athletes, combining their skills across multiple classes they will compete in the 470 Class.
As a team they have 3 goals:
1) Inspire and encourage youth sailors in Vancouver and across Canada to take up the sport of sailboat racing as a lifelong passion.
2) Be leaders and mentors to other members of the Canadian Sailing Team and Canadian Olympic team to give Canada the best shot at future medals.
3) Train hard, work smarter, and enjoy the grind.
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