October 16, 2019
The 2019 ILCA Laser Radial Youth World Championships took place at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston from July 24th to 31st. This high competition event welcomed over 208 sailors from around the world for 6 consecutive days of racing.
The event kicked off with beautiful weather and light winds, but that slowly changed as the week progressed. With a home water advantage, Hunter was able to place a bullet in the first race of day two pushing her up the scoreboard for the rest of the event.
Finishing 9th place overall, she was the highest Canadian finisher in the girls fleet, she comments,
“It was a huge honour for me to have the highest Canadian finish at Worlds. This experience was particularly special for me because Worlds was hosted in my home country. This gave me the opportunity to represent Canada at home and race with family and friends supporting me.”
While perseveration and dedication are the recipes for success, Hunter mentions that her main takeaway from the event was the importance of challenging herself – the harder the event, the more you learn and push your boundaries.
All results can be found here
Congratulations to the Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month – Hunter Dejean
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 here
Photo: Sailing Shot