Announcing the 2015 Canadian Sailing Team

Announcing the 2015 Canadian Sailing Team

Friday, March 6, 2015 - Kingston ON

Sail Canada is pleased to announce members of the 2015 Canadian Sailing Team.

Sailors have been selected based on their performances at a designated qualifying regatta. This year's team lineup include many familiar faces such as 3-time Olympian Nikola Girke, 2012 Olympians Luke Ramsay (Nacra 17), & Zac Plavsic (RSX:M). Securing their national team status early in the year at the IFDS World Championships include Paralympic sailors Bruce Millar (2.4mR), John McRoberts/Jackie Gay (SKUD) Paul Tingley, Logan Campbell, & Scott Lutes (SONAR). “Our team is excited to be part of the Canadian Sailing Team for another year. It should be an exciting year as we prepare for the IFDS worlds in Australia in November. Our team will be based in Toronto and looking forward to sailing with the coaches and other national team members there.”

There are a total of 5 new team members earning National Team status including Radial sailor Sarah Douglas, sister of Olympian Greg Douglas. Team veteran Nikola Girke is also looking forward to the year ahead saying, "I'm proud and excited to be part of the Canadian Sailing Team alongside so many talented sailors and dedicated teammates. This year, 2015 is a big year for many of us as we try to qualify ourselves for the 2016 Olympic Games and compete in Toronto 2015. Lending our support to each other will help us all as we strive for excellence.

High Performance Director Ken Dool is preparing the team for a significant year in the quadrennial. "2015 is the Year of Sport and we are looking forward to building our team for Rio and beyond", states Ken Dool. "The 2015 Canadian Sailing Team includes both the future performers in our sport and the veteran team members looking to make their mark internationally. I take pleasure in welcoming both new team members and veteran performers to the 2015 Canadian Sailing Team."

Sail Canada would like thank our supporters Sport Canada, Own the Podium, Volvo Cars of Canada, Helly Hansen and Skippers’ Plan, Rolex Canada & North Country Marine.

Congratulations to the following members of the team:

Bruce Millar
RVicYC
2.4mR

Christine Lavallée

NSC
2.4mR

John McRoberts

RVicYC
SKUD 18
Jackie Gay
RVicYC
SKUD 18
Paul Tingley
RNSYS
Sonar

Logan Campbell

SSC
Sonar
Scott Lutes
PCYC
Sonar
Nikola Girke
RVYC
Nacra 17
Luke Ramsay
RVYC
Nacra 17

Isabella Bertold

RVYC
Radial

Brenda Bowskill

RCYC
Radial
Claire Merry
RCYC
Radial

Sarah Douglas

ABYC
Radial

Violet Stafford

RCYC/KYC
Radial
Lee Parkhill
RCYC
Laser
Robert Davis
KYC/RCYC
Laser

Evert McLaughlin

RCYC
Laser
Tom Ramshaw
SLYC
Laser

Matthew Ryder

SLYC
Laser
Erin Rafuse
RNSYS
49erFX

Danielle Boyd

KYC/RNSYS
49erFX
David Mori
RCYC
49er

Justin Barnes

RCYC
49er

Arthur Ferguson

RCYC
49er

John Ferguson

RCYC
49er

Martin Robitaille

CVL/RCYC
Finn
Kyle Martin
RVYC
Finn
Riley Finch
PCYC
Finn

Jacob Chaplin-Saunders

RNSYS
470 Men

Graeme Chaplin-Saunders

RNSYS
470 Men
Zac Plavsic
RVYC
RSX Men

Gabriel Verrier Paquette

MVL
RSX Men

Jean-Sébastien Fougère

MVL
RSX Men

Laurence Bonneau-Charland

MVL
RSX Women
Olivia Mew
TWC/OST
RSX Women
 
 
 








































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Further information:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Manager
Sail Canada
613-545-3044 ext. 106
colleen@sailing.ca