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Will and Thomas have been members of the Quebec Sailing Team for 5 years now.

In 2021 the team spent May and June training in Bristol Rhode Island with support from Sail Canada. During this training block, they participated in their first full rig 49er regatta and finished 6th at the 49er North Americans.  July and August were spent in Kingston training with the Canadian 49er squad which culminated at the Sail Canada senior championships. The boys were able to finish 3rd overall, an impressive result considering they were only 17 years old.

More recently in preparation for the 2022 Olympic classes circuit, Will and Thomas have been training with the national team in Saint Margaret’s Bay and Miami during the offseason.

The summer of 2022 will include a full schedule on the European world circuit. March and April will be at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma, Spain. June will include Kiel Week in Germany followed shortly after by the Europeans in Denmark. Their peak event will be the U23 Worlds in Italy in July followed shortly after by the Worlds in Nova Scotia in late August.

The long-term goal is to represent Canada at the 2028 Olympics in the 49er class. With a long road ahead, any support towards their dream would be appreciated. Campaigning is the ultimate challenge of resilience and perseverance – we welcome your support. Join our team!

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