Announcing the 2017 Canadian Youth World Team

Announcing the 2017 Canadian Youth World Team

Canadian youth sailors will make the long journey to Sanya, China from December 9th - 16th, 2017 to compete in the 47th annual World Sailing Youth World Championships. Sail Canada is pleased to announce that it has selected the Canadian Youth World team that will be representing Canada at this event, led by Team Leader Agustin Ferrario. “The competition in Canada for Youth Worlds has been tough, which only makes our selected athletes stronger when competing against the other 60 nations. We are very excited for the challenge ahead!” Sailors will be racing in the waters off Hainan Island, with 400 sailors from 60 nations expected.

The Canadian roster includes 4 returning team members and 6 new additions:

Laser Radial Girl – Clara Gravely – OST

Laser Radial Boy – Ryan Anderson – RNSYS

420 Girls – Georgia Lewin-LaFrance (skipper) and Madeline Gillis (crew) – RNSYS

420 Boys – Pat Wilson (skipper) and Arie Moffat (crew) – RNSYS/KYC

29er Boys – William Bonin (skipper) and Samuel Bonin (crew) - RCYC

Nacra 15 - Theodora Horangic (Skipper) and Helen Horangic (crew) - RNSYS

These sailors will be training diligently over the next few months to ensure that they are in top form for the World Championships. Last year’s event in Auckland, New Zealand saw 76 competing nations, with over 300 participants. For more information on the World Sailing Youth World Championships, click here.

For more information:
Katie Yeo
High Performance Coordinator
Sail Canada
613-545-3044 ext. 110

Agustin Ferrario
Canadian Youth World Team Leader