William first started racing C420s out of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in 2008 at the age of 13. The next two years he joined the Ontario Sailing Development Team and competed in local Ontario regattas as well as some US championships in the C420. In 2012 he changed classes to the Laser Radial and as part of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron he competed in National and Continental level regattas until 2014. Attracted by the challenge and excitement of the skiff class, William teamed up with Evan DePaul in the 49erFX in the summer of 2015 then to the 49er in 2016. The team progressed quickly and had many successes in the 2017 season which included a 2nd place at the North American Championships and a 1st place at the Junior World Championships. Alongside Olympic class sailing, William sailed many regattas for the Queen’s Sailing Team in C420s and keelboats. During his time on the team, William contributed to multiple National Championship wins and ultimately the 1st place at the 2016 Student Yachting World Cup in La Rochelle, France. The boys are now training full time in the 49er to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
|2018||Sailing World Cup||Miami, FL||27th|
|2018||Princess Sofia Regatta||46th|