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Laser Midwinters East
2017 Isaf Youth Worlds in China
Traing in St.Margarets Bay with Ben George(far left) and Harrison Bruce(centre)

Thank you for visiting my page! I am a 17 year-old Laser Radial sailor from Halifax, Nova Scotia sailing on the Nova Scotia Sailing Team. I grew up spending summers on my parent's Beneteau  where I learned to appreciate being on the water so much. When I was older I joined the learn to sail program at the RNSYS. Although I was hesitant at first about sailing in an Opti, I was quick to realize the joy that being able to sail by myself brought to me.  When I was ten I  really looked up to the older Opti sailors on the race team which drove me to want to be like them. I spent 4 years competitively racing the Opti where I had great success at the national level.

After the Opti I transitioned to the Laser Radial which I have competed in for the last four years. When I was 15 I qualified for the ISAF Youth World Championships in China as the only Canadian in my class. Looking back, I remember this regatta being the most exciting time of my life. With the intention of finishing in the top half, on the last day I found myself higher on the scoresheet than the day before with my name in the 16th position. I was thrilled because I exceeded my expectations in the 52-boat fleet.

This summer will be busy as I just graduated high school with high honours and picked my university courses for next fall when I go to Dalhousie where I to study Oceanography. Now that this is out of the way it is time to get excited and practice hard towards the ISAF Youth World Championships hosted by Poland in July. This being my second time attending the Youth Worlds I hope to put up an impressive result. From Poland I go to Kingston, Ontario to compete at the open u-19 Radial worlds which finish early August. For the second half of the summer I will remain in Kingston and switch to the Laser Full rig which is the Men's Olympic class boat.  For my remaining time in Kingston I will race in the Cork International regatta and Cork Olympic Class Regatta.

My future plans are to compete in the Full Rig in the under 21 category during my post-secondary education. After competing in the u-21 category I will sail against the best in the world at the Olympic level. I hope to one day race in the Olympics and become one of the best Laser sailors in the world.

 

Accomplishments(Laser Radial):

-2017 ISAF Youth Worlds, 16th out of 52

-2018 Nova Scotia Provincial Champion

-2018 Polish Europa cup, 3rd u-19

-2018 Canadian Youth Nationals,1st

-2019 Laser Midwinters East, 4th

-2019 Atlantic Coast Championships, 2nd

-2019 Canadian Championships, 1st

 

-2018-19 Nova Scotia Youth Sailor of The Year

 

 

 

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