First Name :Danielle
Last Name :Boyd
Home Town :KYC/RNSYS, Kingston
Home Province :Ontario
Website :http://www.teamrafuseboyd.com/Bio :
Class: 49er FX
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.
Danielle trains and competes full-time with the Canadian 49erFX team and teammate Erin Rafuse.
Danielle was born and raised in Kingston ON, where sailing was a summer ritual. As she began competing her passion for the sport developed. Danielle got into the 29er skiff when she was 16, and raced at the top of the class in Canada and North America. She attended her first world championship in 2009, where she was exposed to the international fleet. The excitement of sailing has always kept her keen and focused on improving. Danielle just finished a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English at Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie, Danielle was actively involved with the Dalhousie Sailing Team, and was a member of the Student Yachting World Cup team that finished 2nd in France this past year. Danielle was selected to represent Canada at the ISAF equipment evaluations and saw the 49erFX as an Olympic potential. Now that the 49erFX has been officially chosen as an Olympic class, Danielle is committed to a full-time campaign with Erin Rafuse.
2016 Princess Sofia Regatta - 13th
2016 49erFX World Championships - 26th
2015 Sail Canada Senior Championships at CORK OCR - 1st
2015 49er Canadian Championships- 1st
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland - 11th