Ali Ten Hove


Ali Ten Hove

Athlete Bio

Ali was introduced to sailing at the age of 8 in the amazing sailing community of Kingston, Ontario. As a youth she raced Opti’s and 420’s winning multiple National and North American titles, and representing Canada at two Youth World Championships. Aging out of youth competition, Ali then transitioned to the 470 and had her first experience running an Olympic campaign from 2013-2016. She competed at numerous World Cup events and World Championships narrowly missing the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio.

Ali teamed up with Mariah Millen in the fall of 2016 to sail the 49er FX. During their first season together, the team finished 5th at the Jr. World Championships and at their first Sr. World Championships finished 30th overall in gold fleet. Focused on their Olympic goal, ten Hove and Millen continue to push the pace during this 2019/2020 season. Continuing to climb the international rankings, the duo set a Canadian record finishing 15th place (11th country overall) at the 2019 European Championships. They are determined to keep the momentum rolling for the 2020 season!

Ali graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University and is now pursuing Olympic sailing full time.

Athlete Stats

Class49er - Skipper
Team2020 Canadian Sailing Team


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2019Ready, Steady, TokyoEnoshima, JPN18th
2019Pan-American GamesLima, PER4th
2019Volvo 49erFX European ChampionshipWeymouth, GBR15th
2018CORK OCRKingston, CAN2nd
2018Miami World CupMiami, USA20th
2018Miami Skiff MidwintersMiami, USA11th
2017CORK OCRKingston, CAN1st
2017Junior World ChampionshipsKingston, CAN5th
2017Canadian ChampionshipsKingston, CAN1st

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