CICSA Team West (True North) becomes the 2023 EDHEC Sailing Cup Champions!
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Winning the Collegiate Match Race National Title in February 2023
True North Gov Cup
True North Preparing for a race day in Newport Beach, CA
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Team of Will Mauchan, Jack Porter, Richard Rychlik Jr, and Alec Coleman for Governors Cup 2023
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Protest flags fly against the GBR entry in Governors Cup

The True North Mission

True North was founded with the goal of giving young Canadian keelboat talent the opportunity to race at the highest levels of the sport without constraints. Without restriction or influence from national, provincial, or club level organizations True North can operate un-inhibited with a goal in mind: Canadian Youth competing at the pinnacle of keelboat sailing, and keeping them in the sport long-term.

True North works as a network to connect young talent with keelboat teams who are looking for crew and build programs. These crew race and train with True North, learning both the on-water and organizational skills that provide value to an owner, team, or program.

Our Vision for True North

True North aspires to be a team built of talented sailors across Canada connected by their passion for sailing. By keeping young sailors involved in the sport after dinghies, introducing them to the world of keelboat sailing, they can thrive to the highest level they desire, while being supported both financially and through mentorship.

These sailors would be able to race with teams across the country, helping owners and teams succeed in whatever avenue of sailing they are pursuing - raising the level of sailing across the country, on and off the water.

2024 Goals:

Currently, the team is campaigning towards the 2024 University World Championships, and the 2024 Melges 24 World and Canadian National Championships. Our goal is to compete against the best in the world - and prove that Canadians have what it takes. Last year, the team achieved top results in Europe and across North America - and we look to step it up for 2024.

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What's Next:

Our primary event we are fundraising for currently is the FISU University World Games, held in Lake Garda, Italy as our follow up to winning the EDHEC Sailing Cup last year in Brest, France. This event requires flights for 5 athletes, regatta entrance fees, and other expenses. The cost estimation for the team is $12,000. Read more about this event at

How Your Support Helps Us:

Our main barrier to attending events is the financial cost. Funding will go towards getting the team to events, registration, and other expenses such as accommodation. Donations can go a long way in helping the team compete at the highest level, and giving young Canadian sailors an opportunity to attend events which they would otherwise not be able to attend. 

An example event would be an Oakcliff Match Race Invitational regatta: $900 registration + $300 accommodation + $250 in transportation to get to New York, for a total of about $1500 for the team. Every event we attend, whether it be at Oakcliff or anywhere else, improves our sailing and allows us to compete with the best, as shown by our result at the Halloween Invitational.

All donations to help us achieve our goals, no matter how big or small, will never be taken for granted or go unnoticed. Thank you all for your support of True North and our goals!

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