Will Jones


Will Jones

Athlete Bio

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.

Athlete Stats

HometownJerseyville, ON
ClubRoyal Hamilton Yacht Club (RHYC)
Team2021 Canadian Sailing Team


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2021Cascais 49er and 49erFX Championships Cascais, POR7
2021Lanzarote International Regatta Lanzarote, SPA39
202049er World Championships39
201949er World Championships61
2019Olympic Test EventJapan20
201949er European Championships66
2019World CupMiami, U.S.A.38
2019Princess Sofia Trophy55
2019Kiel Week43
201849er World Championships77
201849er European Championships61
2018World CupMiami, U.S.A.27
2018World CupHyeres37
2018Princess Sofia Regatta46
2018Kiel Week58
201749er World Championships69
201749er Junior World Championships1

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