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
ClassILCA 7
Team2022 Canadian Sailing Development Squad


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2022ILCA European ChampionshipsHyères, FRA74
20222022 ILCA North American ChampionshipsKingston, CAN5
2022Kiel Week Kiel, GER21
2022ILCA 7 Men’s World ChampionshipRiviera Nayarit, MEX70
2022French Olympic WeekHyères, FRA46
2022World Sailing Hempel World Cup (at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy) Mallorca, SPA57
2022EurILCA Europa CupPollensa, SPA9
20224th Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2Vilamoura, POR10
2022US Open Sailing Series - Fort LauderdaleFort Lauderdale, USA7
2021ILCA Standard Men's World ChampionshipsBarcelona, SPA70
2021Senior ILCA European ChampionshipsVarna, BUL46
20212021 ILCA 7 Canadian Senior ChampionshipsKingston, CAN1
2021ILCA Coach RegattaVilamoura, POR22
2019CORK OCRKingston, CAN1st
2019Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipSakaiminiati, JPN67th
201950th Trofeo S.A.R Princesa SofiaPalma De Mallorca, ESP54th
20192019 Laser Canadian Senior ChampionshipsKingston, CAN1
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

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