|Home Town:||Ottawa, ON|
Joel first started sailing at the age of 7 when his parents signed him up for the sailing program at Britannia Yacht Club. He first took an interest in racing at the age of 11. After one year in the Opti, he raced a Byte CII for a successful 3 years. Joel made the transition to the 29er with his crew Matt Soosalu and are now headed to Croatia for the 2011 Youth World Sailing Championships.
Joel is also a competitive soccer player and runner, however his current focus remains with sailing.