Fillah Karim


Fillah Karim

Athlete Bio

Born and raised in Vancouver, Fillah is one of Canada’s top Laser Sailors. During his childhood, he experimented with a variety of sports before deciding to quit everything else to focus solely on sailing at age 11. Drawn in by a passion for being on the water, and fueled by his competitive spirit and the pursuit of excellence, Fillah set his sights firmly on representing Canada at the Olympic Games. In 2015, upon graduating from high school, he chose to take an unconventional path and immediately devote himself to his sport full-time. A couple years later, in 2018, Fillah was first selected to the Canadian National Team. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to train or compete in 19 different countries on 5 continents. Coming from an immigrant family, Fillah is eternally grateful for the opportunities that Canada has given to him and his family. He is proud and honored to represent Canada on the world stage and hopes to one day bring home an Olympic medal.

Athlete Stats

HometownVancouver, BC
ClubRoyal Vancouver Yacht Club
Team2022 Canadian Sailing Development Squad


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2022Kiel Week Kiel, GER13
2022ILCA 7 Men’s World ChampionshipRiviera Nayarit, MEX43
2022French Olympic WeekHyères, FRA28
2022World Sailing Hempel World Cup (at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy) Mallorca, SPA44
2022US Open Sailing Series - ClearwaterClearwater, USA2
2021ILCA Standard Men's World ChampionshipsBarcelona, SPA46
2021Senior ILCA European ChampionshipsVarna, BUL42
2021ILCA Coach Regatta - Round 2Vilamoura, POR33
2021ILCA Coach RegattaVilamoura, POR23
2019Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipsSakaiminiati, JPN92
2019Laser Senior European ChampionshipPorto, POR110
2019Laser Central & South American ChampionshipParacas, PER11
2019Hempel World Cup - MiamiMiami, USA29
2018Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018Aarhus, DEN75
2018Kieler WocheKiel, GER22

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