|Home Town:||Oakville, ON|
|Home Club:||Royal Canadian Yacht Club / Bronte Harbour Yacht Club|
|Class:||Women’s Match Racing|
Joanne began sailing at BHYC when she was 8 years old in the Opti program. She quickly passed her levels and at the age of 13 started racing Byte on the BHYC Race Team. After achieving her Gold level, she spent a final year in the Byte before moving into the Radial. She has been a member of the RHYC High Performance team for two years and the Ontario Sailing Team for four years. Joanne received Quest for Gold funding in 2006 and 2007 and represented Canada at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2007.
Joanne placed 2nd overall at the CYA Youth National Championships. When she’s away from the water, she studies commerce and English at McMaster University and enjoys reading and creative writing.