Ali ten Hove


Ali ten Hove

Athlete Bio

Date of Birth: December 23, 1995


Ali ten Hove from Kingston, ON, was introduced to sailing at the age of 8 out of the Kingston Yacht Club. She was inspired by her dad Martin, Olympian in this sport who represented Canada at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. He also won a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games.

Ali ten Hove started out in the Opti class, then progressing to compete in the 420 and i420 events starting at age 14 winning, many National and North American titles while representing Canada at two Youth World Championships with her teammate Allie Surrette.

In 2013, she and skipper Allie Surrette transitioned to the 470 Olympic class to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. Unfortunately, the team did not meet the internal selection criteria to compete at the Games.

Following these Games, Ali ten Hove decided to become a skipper in the 49er FX class. She met her current teammate Mariah Millen through a mutual coach. Ali and Mariah also share an additional common point as their fathers are both Olympians, at different Games, but with the same skipper, Frank McLaughlin.

Since teaming up, the team took 5th place at the 2017 World Junior Championships, the 2nd position at the 2016 and 2017 North American Championships, the 4th place at the 2019 Pan American Games, while winning many National titles. In 2019, they set a Canadian record finishing 15th place at the European Championships which is the best Canadian performance in this class in an international competition. Then, in 2020, they set a personal best finish of 18th at the 49er FX World Championships.

At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Ali ten Hove and her partner Mariah Millen took the 16th position in 49er FX at their first Games.

Ali ten Hove graduated from Queen’s University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Athlete Stats

Class49er - Skipper
ClubKingston Yacht Club (KYC)
Team2022 Canadian Sailing Team


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2022Test Event - 2023 Sailing World ChampionshipsThe Hague, NED7
20222022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships St. Margarets Bay, CAN19
2022Sail Canada 2022 49er & 49erFX Senior ChampionshipsKingston, ON1
202249er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European ChampionshipsAarhus, DEN7
2022Kiel Week Kiel, GER19
2022French Olympic WeekHyères, FRA11
2022World Sailing Hempel World Cup (at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy) Mallorca, SPA29
2022Mallorca Sailing Center RegattaMallorca, SPA12
2022Lanzarote Olympic RegattaLanzarote, SPA4
20222022 US Open Sailing SeriesMiami, USA1
2022Skiff Generation #3Miami, USA1
20214th Portugal Grand PrixVilamoura, POR8
20212020 Olympic GamesTokyo, JPN16
2021Cascais 49er and 49erFX Championships Cascais, POR16
2021Lanzarote International RegattaLanzarote, SPA32
202049erFX World Championships18
201949erFX World Championships36
2019Olympic Test EventEnoshima, JPN18
2019Pan-American GamesLima, PER4
201949erFX European ChampionshipWeymouth, GBR15
2019World CupMiami, USA32
2019Princess Sofia Trophy36
2019Canadian ChampionshipsKingston, ON1
201849erFX World Championships30
201849erFX European Championship27
2018CORK OCRKingston, CAN2
2018World CupMiami, USA20
2018Miami Skiff MidwintersMiami, USA11
2018Kiel Week34
2017CORK OCRKingston, CAN1
2017Junior World ChampionshipsKingston, CAN5
2017Canadian ChampionshipsKingston, CAN1
2017World CupMiami, USA15

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