Will Jones


Will Jones

Athlete Bio

Date of Birth: March 5, 1995


Will Jones was introduced to sailing by his dad who was the owner of a Laser sailboat at their cottage. During summer, he also took part in introductory courses and competed in his first regatta at age 13 in 2008 with his brother.

In 2015, after changing age groups, he decided to give the 49erFX a try and teamed up with Evan DePaul, who was also a young sailor and member of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.

The Canadian team switched to the 49er one year later, in 2016. In 2017, Jones and DePaul were crowned champions at the World Junior Championships in front of a home crowd, in Kingston, Ontario, and finished second at the North American Championships that year.

At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Will Jones and his partner Evan DePaul took the 19th position in 49er at their first Games.

Will Jones graduated from Engineering at Queen’s University in 2017.

Athlete Stats

HometownJerseyville, ON
ClubRoyal Hamilton Yacht Club (RHYC)
Team2022 Canadian Sailing Development Squad


Recent Results

Year Competition Location Placing
2022Test Event - 2023 Sailing World ChampionshipsThe Hague, NED17 (with Justin Barnes)
20222022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships St. Margarets Bay, CAN39
2022Sail Canada 2022 49er & 49erFX Senior ChampionshipsKingston, ON1
202249er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European ChampionshipsAarhus, DEN59
2022Kiel Week Kiel, GER42
2022World Sailing Hempel World Cup (at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy) Mallorca, SPA46
2022Mallorca Sailing Center Regatta Mallorca, SPA27
20212020 Olympic GamesTokyo, JPN19
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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