This past year Rebecca embarked on a new path of changing the future of sailing in Canada by helping introduce the WASZP fleet. She competed in Canadians, NA’s, the Atlantic Coast Championship, and trained in Florida with the hopes of competing in Chicago with the SailGP Inspire Program.
In June, Rebecca was the only female to make it into gold fleet, winning top female athlete, for the SailGP Inspire program. Being top female, Rebecca has the chance to represent Canada at the SailGP Inspire Grand Finale next spring in San Francisco.
This season Rebecca is strengthening her foiling skills by beginning her journey on the IQ Foil and as well as continuing the WASZP. Rebecca has big plans for the future, with the ultimate goal of qualifying Canada for a spot at the 2024 Olympic Games for the IQ Foil.
From the early days, Rebecca sailed the Open Skiff and worked to establish a RS Feva circuit in Ontario. From the moment she saw Youth Worlds for the 49er/49erFX in Kingston, she knew she wanted to helm an FX. At 15 she began to teach herself how to helm a FX and from that point she was hooked. With great coaching/mentoring she developed into a competitive helm. In 2019, Rebecca took a step back into the 29er to hone her fleet racing and earned a position on the 2020 Canadian Youth Sailing Squad.