Welcome, we are team Roosen & Tosi! We are two dynamic sailors from Quebec who seek to represent Canada internationally on a foiling Nacra 17. We partnered up in 2019 and together we have racing experience in over 10 classes. We achieved our first success as a team in 2019 when we became F18 North-Americans U23 champions. Our support team includes Olympic coach Robbie Daniels from Red Gear Racing. Our current primary goal is to join the “Canadian sailing development squad”.
Nous sommes un équipage 100% québécois qui navigue en Nacra 17. Nous venons de débuter notre campagne olympique pour les JO de Paris en 2024 et nous avons besoin de votre aide pour y arriver!
Zoé Roosen, from Montreal, QC, began sailing the Optimist at age 9 and competed at the Worlds, South Americans and European Championships before the age of 16. During this time she was also a gymnast and a ski racer. After the Optimist, Zoé transitioned into the 29er and sailed with the Royal Vancouver team and the MTL skiff squad. Some of the events she competed at include the Worlds, the Europeans as well as the 2017 National Youth Championships where she finished 4th. In 2019, she briefly sailed the 49er Fx before discovering foiling through Red Gear Racing. Zoé now sails the Nacra 17 and cross-trains in classes such as the F16, the F18 and the A-cat to hone her catamaran racing skills. She currently holds the U23 F18 North-American title along with her partner Nicolas Tosi. She is also involved with the Rafale 3 project from the university ETS (École de Technologie Supérieure) which consist in building a Moth for the SuMoth competition. Zoé is working hard to represent Canada at the 2023 PanAm games in Chile and the 2024 Olympic Games as a Nacra 17 helm.
Nicolas Tosi, from Rouyn-Noranda, QC, has an extensive background in double-handed sailing. Nicolas began sailing the 420 at the age of 12 through the Sea Cadets program in Gatineau, QC. He competed in four consecutive 420 Canadian National Championships where he consistently finished in the top 5. Nicolas then transitioned into the 29er in 2012 and took part in events all over North-America. During this time he was also a biathlon athlete. After two action-packed years in the 29er, he moved on to the 49er and placed 3rd at the North Americans in 2018. Nic is also well versed in the art of 5O5 sailing. He most notably took part in the 2017 5O5 World Championships as well as the 2017 5O5 Canadian championships where he finished 2nd. Nicolas started coaching in 2014 and has not stopped since. From the Optimist to the 420 and everything in between, he’s coached it all! In 2019, Nic co-founded MYST (Montreal Youth Sailing Team), which is a high-performance coaching platform for youth sailors. Aside from MYST, he currently trains the McGill Sailing Team during the fall. Nicolas also discovered catamaran racing and teamed up with Zoé Roosen in 2019. He is currently working towards his goal representing Canada at the 2024 Olympic games in Paris on a foiling Nacra 17.