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John sails out of Royal Victoria YC with crew Stacie Louttit and Coach Steve McBride.
He began sailing competitively in 1995, when his first taste was the Disabled Sailing Association regatta Mobility Cup held in Victoria. He feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to be on the Canadian Paralympic Sonar Team as the alternate in 1996. This gave him an even better taste of what the sport of competitive sailing was all about. He hasn’t looked back since, aspiring to represent Canada ever since.
It’s been along road but John has finally made it. He and Stacie got Bronze in the SKUD sailing event at the Paralympic Games in Beijing 2008.