Luke Ruitenberg


Luke Ruitenberg

Athlete Bio

Luke started sailing at the age of nine when he joined the St. Margaret’s Sailing Club summer Opti intro program. From there, Luke progressed to the SMSC Opti Race Team and later joined COAST (Canadian Optimist Atlantic Sailing Team) where he began competing internationally. In 2011 Luke graduated to the Laser Radial and joined the RNSYS Race Team. A year later Luke won the Youth National Championships in Gimli, Manitoba. Since then, Luke has transitioned to the Laser Standard Olympic Class where he currently competes. Luke is also a studying business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Luke’s ultimate goal is to bring home an Olympic medal for Canada.

Athlete Stats

HometownSt. Margaret's Bay
ClassLaser Standard
Team2021 Canadian Sailing Development Squad


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2019CORK OCRKingston, CAN1st
2019Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipSakaiminiati, JPN67th
201950th Trofeo S.A.R Princesa SofiaPalma De Mallorca, ESP54th
2018CORK OCRKingston, CAN7th
2018Laser North AmericansLong Beach, USA16th
2018Medemblik RegattaMedemblik, NED8th
2018Clearwater Midwinters EastClearwater, USA16th
2017CORK OCRKingston, CAN11th
2017Laser Canadian ChampionshipsKingston, CAN9oth
2017Atlantic Coast Championships1st
2016Laser North American Circuit1st
2016CORK OCRKingston, CAN4th

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