Erin Rafuse


First Name :Erin

Last Name :Rafuse

Home Town :NSYS, Nova Scotia

Home Province :Nova Scotia

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Bio :

Class: 49erFX
Description: The 49erFX is a two-handed high-performance sailing dinghy, meaning it is sailed by two people. A dinghy is a small sailing boat that has a centreboard. 

Erin is an identified athlete (non-carded) training full-time with the Canadian 49erFX team with teammate Danielle Boyd.

Growing up, competitive sport has always been a driving force in Erin’s life. At the age of 12, Erin started taking sailing lessons at RNSYS. Soon after, she was invited to join COAST (Canadian Optimist Atlantic Sailing Team), providing a platform for competitive racing. Over her teenage years Erin continued to develop as a sailor competing nationally and internationally in Optimist, Byte, Byte CII and Radial. In 2009 Erin qualified as a National Sailing Team member in the Laser Radial. From 2006-2012 Erin juggled sailing and a psychology degree at Carleton University.  Erin is now sailing with crew Danielle Boyd in the new Women’s Double Handed skiff-­‐ 49erFX with a goal of medaling at the Rio 2016 Summer Games.


Recent Results:

2015 Sail Canada Senior Championships at CORK OCR - 1st
2015 49er Canadian Championships- 1st 
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 16th
2015 Princesa Sofia Regatta Palma - 22nd
2015 North American Championships - 11th
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - 28th
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship - 27th
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 19th 
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - 30th 
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - 25th  
2013 49erFX World Championships - 30th

Questions and Answers:

1. Who is your role model, and/or where do you draw your inspiration from? 
Inspiration comes from watching other people’s success and drive.

2. If you could participate at an elite level for any other sport besides sailing, what would it be? 

3. What do you believe is the key to success? 
Hard work and determination.

4.If you were to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? 

5.If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would you choose and why? 
Kate Hudson because she’s awesome.

6. What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment to date?
16th at Hyeres World Cup.

7. What does the average day in the life of Erin include? 
Waking up as late as possible, eating, working out, training, logistical planning.