Erin Rafuse & Danielle Boyd - January Sailor of the Month

Erin Rafuse & Danielle Boyd - January Sailor of the Month

Monday, February 13, 2016 – Kingston, ON

Rio Olympians Erin Rafuse (RNSYS) and Danielle Boyd (KYC/RNSYS) returned to World Cup action for the first time since competing at 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Miami World Cup is the first stop of World Sailing’s 2017 World Cup series.

Erin and Danielle sailed the Olympic class skiff boat, the 49erFX, launching from a new location at Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, Miami. They set sail straight to the medal race in 6th place, sailing a strong double point final to lock up 5th place overall in the 16 boat fleet. “We are really happy with our performance. We sailed one of our most consistent series in our most challenging conditions,” said helm Erin Rafuse. “We made a couple mistakes, keeping us out of the top 3, but overall thrilled with the end result.”

This marks a personal best at a World Cup for the Canadian 49erFX team. Rafuse and Boyd placed 16th at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Congratulations to Sail Canada Sailor of the Month, Erin Rafuse and Danielle Boyd!


Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms. Sail Canada encourages the submission of noteworthy Canadian sailing activities to sailorofthemonth@sailing.ca.