Announcing the 2018 Canadian Youth Worlds Team!
UPDATED: Friday, June 1st, 2018 - Kingston, ON
Monday, April 30th - Kingston, ON
It is once again time for the Youth Sailing World Championships! The championships host rotation has brought the event to the northern hemisphere making it a summer event for our Canadian sailors. The Youth Worlds Team won’t be travelling too far from home for the 48th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships, the event will be held in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, with the race area in Corpus Christi Bay.
Sail Canada is pleased to announce that it has selected the Canadian Youth World team that will be representing Canada at this event.
The Canadian roster includes 3 returning team members and 9 new additions:
Laser Radial Girl – Hunter Dejean– OST/ABYC
Laser Radial Boy – Tayte Stefaniuk– RNSYS
420 Girls – Tate Howell (skipper) and Madeline Gillis (crew) – RCYC/RNSYS
420 Boys – Jack Groves (skipper) and Alex Fraser (crew) – RNSYS
29er Girls - Audrey Staples (skipper) and Caterina S Kunz (crew) - RSLYC
29er Boys – Will Bonin (skipper) and Alec Biard (crew) - RCYC/ RSLYC
Nacra 15 - Helen Horangic (Skipper) and Walker Moffat (crew) - RNSYS/ RCYC ** The Nacra 15 Team will not longer be competing at the 2018 Youth World Championships. No replacment team will be sent.
Lead Coach - Agustin Ferrario (RNSYS)
Team Coach - Stephen Waldie (RSLYC)
Team Leader - Katie Yeo
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 Sanya, China, saw tough competition and a range of conditions, challenging over 400 youth sailors.We are excited to see what this year’s event has in store for the sailors!
For more information on the World Sailing Youth World Championships, click here.
For more information:
High Performance Coordinator
613-545-3044 ext. 110
Photo Cred: Jesus Renedo/Sail Energy/ World Sailing