Jacob Saunders


Jacob Saunders

Athlete Bio

Jacob Saunders lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he works as an Engineer for a General Contracting firm. After a successful 6-year Olympic Campaign in the 470 with his brother Graeme culminated at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Jacob returned to complete his Engineering degree at Dalhousie University, and has since started his career in Halifax. He has come back to the sport to team up with long time friend and coach, Oliver Bone, to give the Olympics one more go.  Jacob looks forward to sharing his experience with the other Canadian Sailing Development Squad members.

Athlete Stats

HometownChester, NS
ClubChester Yacht Club (CYC) / Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS)
Team2021 Canadian Sailing Team

Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2021470 European ChampionshipsVilamoura, POR22
2020Hempel World Cup Series - Round 2Miami, U.S.A.23
2020470 North American Championships Coconut Grove, USA23
2016Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, BRA22

  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Gallagher Skippers' Plan
  • BMO Sail Canada MasterCard
  • Government of Canada