Thank you for visiting my page. I am a 20-year-old Laser Full Rig sailor from Halifax NS and have been sailing my whole life. I first got hooked on racing when I was ten years old in the Optimist and raced competitively within North America. When I was 13 I grew to big for the Opti and began sailing the Laser Radial, the youth single handed dinghy. I sailed the Radial until I was 18 where I raced two youth world championships when I was 16 and 17 in China and Poland. These were great experiences and I was pleased to come away from both Championships with many top ten finishes and even a race win at the Poland Championship.
After sailing in the youth Radial fleet, in 2019 I graduated to the Laser Full Rig which is the men’s Olympic class single handed dinghy. After a couple years of hard work getting used to the bigger sail I raced the under-21 worlds in August of 2021. I have since aged out of the under-21 category and will be racing in the senior fleet which is very exciting. I am sailing on the Canadian Laser team along with two-time Olympian Tom Ramshaw from Toronto, Forest Wacholz of Barrie Ontario, Fillah Karim of Vancouver, and coach Andrew Lewis of Trinidad and Tobago who sailed the Laser three times at the Olympics. It is really an exciting group to be part of with so much talent, experience and hard work.
This past January myself and Canadian team spent the month in Florida training and racing. We sailed two regattas in Fort. Lauderdale and Clearwater. When we were not racing the group was still on the water training hard and making huge improvements. Come March we will be spending the first two weeks training in Mexico at the location where the world Championships are going to be held in May. After Mexico we travel to Europe to spend the month of April training and racing to get used to international competition before the worlds. We first arrive in Palma, Mallorca for some training and then racing in the Princess Sophia Regatta. After the regatta we go to the south of France to race a world cup in Hyeres.
Finally, come May we go to Mexico for the worlds, the peak event of the year. Here I hope to finish in the gold fleet, but with it being my first senior worlds I have no expectations except to learn and sail hard.
Into the future I plan to take more time away from my studies at Dalhousie University where I am in my third year of an Oceanography degree so I can spend more time training and racing. I dream to one day stand on the Olympic and World podiums. I firmly believe I can get there under the right program and financial backing to make my dream a reality.
I thank you for visiting my page and for your support.
-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
Accomplishments(Laser Full Rig)
-Named to 2021 Canadian Sailing Development Squad
-6th place at the 2021 San Diego Olympic Class Regatta
-6th Place at the 2021 midwinters west
-10th place at the Laser North Americans
-1st Place at the laser Canadian Championships