Evan DePaul


Evan DePaul

Athlete Bio

Date of Birth: January 17, 1996

Evan DePaul started recreational sailing for fun and sailed keelboats until he was 5 years old, but he was more interested in the Timbits after the sessions.

After his parents sold the family’s boat, Evan took a break from sailing and tried other sports. He came back to sailing in 2010 by taking part in the summer program at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. He however had some disappointment, and this competitive athlete was struggling at first. But his dad encouraged him to continue and complete the two weeks he had signed up for. Evan ended up enjoying it so much that he went back the next summer. He finally joined the racing team at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in the double handed 420 class and took part in his first regatta in 2012.

In 2015, he teamed up with Will Jones in 49er FX as both were part of the same club and looking for sailing partners.

The Canadian team switched to the 49er in 2016, to be crowned champions in 2017 at the North American Championships as well as at the World Junior Championships in front of a home crowd, in Kingston.

At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Evan DePaul and his partner Will Jones took the 19th position in 49er at their first Games.

Evan DePaul studied in fitness and health to become a trainer for elite athletes. During his free time, he also coaches youth sailing programs.

Athlete Stats

HometownBurlington, ON
Class49er - Skipper
ClubRoyal Hamilton Yacht Club (RHYC)
Team2022 Canadian Sailing Development Squad


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
20222022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsSt. Margarets Bay, CAN39
2022Sail Canada 2022 49er & 49erFX Senior ChampionshipsKingston, ON1
20222022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European ChampionshipsAarhus, DEN59
2022Kiel Week Kiel, GER42
2022World Sailing Hempel World Cup (at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy) Mallorca, SPA46
2022Mallorca Sailing Center Regatta Mallorca, SPA27
20212020 Olympic GamesTokyo, JPN19
2021Cascais 49er and 49erFX Championships Cascais, POR7
2021Lanzarote International Regatta Lanzarote, SPA39
202049er World Championships39
201949er World Championships61
2019Olympic Test EventJapan20
201949er European Championships66
2019World CupMiami, U.S.A.38
2019Princess Sofia Trophy55
2019Kiel Week43
201849er World Championships77
201849er European Championships61
2018World CupMiami, U.S.A.27
2018World CupHyeres37
2018Princess Sofia Regatta46
2018Kiel Week58
201749er World Championships69
201749er Junior World Championships1

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