Mariah Millen


Mariah Millen

Athlete Bio

Date of Birth: June 29, 1998


Mariah Millen was introduced to sailing early in her childhood, was she born and raised on Toronto Island where she spent most of her summers in the water or on boats learning to love the sport. In addition to this, she grew her passion learning from her father John, who introduced her to the sport following his success in his own sailing career as a I14 World Champion, two-time Olympian and bronze medalist at the 1988 Olympic Games.

Mariah went to sailing camp every summer growing up, but in 2014 she discovered how fun racing could be. After two years racing in the 420 class her goal was to represent Canada at the Youth World Championships in the 29er class. She was unsuccessful and lost the trials, but didn’t let this stop her from pursuing her love of sailing. Mariah then contacted her now partner Ali ten Hove in 2016 which was a perfect match from the get go, not only because the duo worked well together, but it also felt destined with both their fathers having sailed at a very high level. Fun fact, Martin ten Hove and John Millen both sailed with the same skipper, Frank McLaughlin, at different Olympic Games

Since teaming up, the team took 5th place at the 2017 Junior World Championships, the 2nd place at the 2016 and 2017 North American Championships, 4th place at the 2019 Pan American Games, and have won many National titles. In 2019, they set a Canadian record finishing 15th place at the European Championships which is the best Canadian performance in this class in an international competition. Then, in 2020, they set a personal best finish of 18th at the 49er FX World Championships.

At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Mariah Millen and her partner Ali ten Hove took the 16th position in 49er FX at their first Games.

Athlete Stats

Class49erFx - Crew
ClubRoyal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC)
Team2022 Canadian Sailing Team


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2022Test Event - 2023 Sailing World ChampionshipsThe Hague, NED7
20222022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsSt. Margarets Bay, CAN19
2022Sail Canada 2022 49er & 49erFX Senior ChampionshipsKingston, ON1
20222022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European ChampionshipsAarhus, DEN7
2022Kiel WeekKiel, GER19
2022French Olympic WeekHyères, FRA11
2022World Sailing Hempel World Cup (at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy) Mallorca, SPA29
2022Mallorca Sailing Center RegattaMallorca, SPA12
2022Lanzarote Olympic RegattaLanzarote, SPA4
20222022 US Open Sailing SeriesMiami, USA1
2022Skiff Generation #3Miami, USA1
20214th Portugal Grand PrixVilamoura, POR8
20212020 Olympic GamesTokyo, JPN16
2021Cascais 49er and 49erFX Championships Cascais, POR16
2021Lanzarote International RegattaLanzarote, SPA32
202049erFX World Championships18
201949erFX World Championships36
2019Olympic Test EventEnoshima, JPN18
2019Pan-American GamesLima, PER4
201949erFX European ChampionshipWeymouth, GBR15
2019World CupMiami, USA32
2019Princess Sofia Trophy36
2019Canadian ChampionshipsKingston, CAN1
201849erFX World Championships30
201849erFX European Championship27
2018CORK OCRKingston, CAN2
2018World CupMiami, USA20
2018Miam Skiff MldwintersMiami, USA11
2018Kiel Week34
2017CORK OCRKingston, CAN1
2017Junior World ChampionshipsKingston, CAN5
2017Canadian ChampionshipsKingston, CAN1
2017World CupMiami, USA15

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