Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month - Georgia Lewin-LaFrance & Maddie Gillis

Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month - Georgia Lewin-LaFrance & Maddie Gillis

 January 23rd, 2018 - Kingston, ON

December was quite the month for the i420 girls Georgia Lewin-LaFrance (RNSYS) & Maddie Gillis (RNSYS) as they competed at the 2017 Youth World Sailing Championships in Sanya, China!
 

Competing in their second YW Championship, the veterans showed impressive skills on the water. Despite the challenging weather of light and puffy winds, the duo marked their way up the scoreboard by placing a bullet on the second day of racing, moving them up to 7th place.

Their efforts didn’t stop there, as the i420 team kept their momentum throughout the event finishing at an impressive 6th place overall, marking the best Canadian finish in the i420 fleet at a Youth World event! See full results here.

Both experienced sailors, the athletes got together under two years ago after sailing 420’s with different partners. Since coming together the duo have competed in three major international events including the 2016 Youth World Sailing Championships in Auckland New Zealand, the 2017 i420 Open Europeans in Athens, Greece and the 2017 Youth World Sailing Championships in Sanya China.
 

A big shoutout goes out to all of the Canadian Youth Team for their dedication and hard work at the 2017 Youth World event!
 

A notable mention goes out to Bruce Kirby appointed to the Order of Canada!


Congratulations to Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month –
Georgia Lewin-LaFrance & Maddie Gillis

 

Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms. Sail Canada encourages the submission of noteworthy Canadian sailing activities to communications@sailing.ca.

 

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