Justin Barnes


Justin Barnes

Athlete Bio

Justin was introduced to sailing when he was 9 years old at Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club in Pickering, Ontario. Justin found a passion for sailing and quickly moved through the junior club program at FBYC and started racing the Optimist and 420. When Justin was 14, he joined the FBYC race team. With the enthusiastic and supportive coaching he received at FBYC, Justin started to compete and found success in the Byte and Laser Radial classes. At the age of 17 he began racing in the Laser Full Rig class and joined the High Performance team at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Due to the supportive coaching staff at the RCYC, Justin made significant strides in his sailing and found the encouragement needed to move to the 49er.
Justin graduated from Dunbarton High School in 2009 and graduated from Trent University in 2013 with a degree in Geography and Political Studies. Justin sails with Alexander Heinzemann.

Athlete Stats

HometownPickering, ON
ClubRoyal Canadian Yacht Club


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2019Pan American GamesLima, PER3
2019Kieler WocheKiel, GER41
2019Hempel World Cup - MiamiMiami, USA37
2018CORK OCRKingston, CAN7
2018Hyeres World CupHyeres, FRA32
201849th Trofeo S.A.R Princesa SofiaPalma de Mallorca61

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