Competing at the 2023 Optimist World Championship
2023 World Championship in Costa Brava Spain
Sterling hiking at 2022 World Championship
2022 World Championship in Bodrum Turkey
SailGP's Georgia presenting award at 2022 Nationals
Award from SailGP's Georgia Lewin-Lafrance at 2022 Nationals in Lunenburg, NS
Hiking & bailing around pin
Hiking & bailing at NAMS 2022
On the downwind
Downwind in the Bahamas
Sailing upwind with a splash at the front of the boat
2022 World Championship headed upwind
Roll tack in the Bahamas
Roll tack in the Bahamas
Training in Lake Garda, Italy with mountains in the background
Training in Lake Garda, Italy April 2023
Jumping in the ocean
Fun with @matias_capizzano
Meeting Scott Shawyer & Alex Thomson at PCYC
Meeting Scott Shawyer & Alex Thomson at PCYC
Race Ready
2022 PCYC Best Opti Sailor Award with Head Coach Fede
2022 PCYC Best Opti Sailor Award with Head Coach Fede
Sailing solo in the Bahamas
The calm before the storm

Hi, I'm Sterling Ott, CAN1397 and a proud Team Canada Optimist sailor. After a lot of hard work training and determination, I achieved my personal goal of competing in Gold Fleet at the 2023 Optimist World Championship in Costa Brava, Spain this past June! I competed amongst the best sailors from 62 nations and placed 55/248 sailors. I was excited to learn afterwards that the last time a Canadian opti sailor achieved Gold Fleet was in 2005 placing 57th and the only other time before was my friend Morten Fogh in 1982. I love competitive sailing and sailing fast and I've started to train on the 29er!

I also represented my country at the 2022 Optimist World Championships in Bodrum, Turkey, the 2022 Optimist North American Championship in Nassau, Bahamas, and the 41st Lake Garda Meeting in Italy in April 2023. These experiences taught me that I needed to train even harder if I wanted to meet my goal. 

I started sailing at six years old at my local Bronte Harbour Yacht Club in Oakville where I earned the Most Improved Sailor award at 9 years-old. I participated in my 1st international regatta in Green Fleet at CORK International Regatta in Canada. As an aspiring young sailor, I yearned for more competition and joined Port Credit Yacht Club in Fall 2019 where I launched my competitive sailing career with my coach, Fede Donzino. 

Please scroll down to the fillable form below to support me with a tax-deductible donation to my program.

Thank you so much for your support!

Your friend, Sterling

Sterling Ott at 2023 Opti World Championship

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