The international competition will be held July 10-14 in The Hague, NED
Kingston, June 8, 2022 ÛÒ Sail Canada is pleased to introduce its 11-member team that will represent the country at the 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, July 10-14.
Five members of the 2022 Canadian team will be taking part in their second Youth Sailing World Championships after competing at the 2021 edition last December in Oman: Annalise Balasubramanian and Nathan Latka in ILCA 6, sisters Riley and Finlay Macaulay, who will be competing together in i420, as well as Noah Adler in Mixed Nacra 15. The six other members will be taking part in this event for the first time.
The sailors been selected based on their performances at the Sail Canada Youth Championships and other qualifying events held over the summer and the fall.
Agustin Ferrario (NS), who will take part in his nineth Youth Sailing World Championships, will be the Team Leader and will be accompanied by coaches Caroline de Alcala (QC) of Voile QuÌ©bec, and Federico Donzino (ON) from the Port Credit Yacht Club.
The Youth Sailing World Championships are an important stepping stone for the sailors towards the Canadian Sailing Team and Development Squad. The event has been held annually since 1971 except for the 2020 edition, which was cancelled because of the pandemic. Among the many sailors who have competed in past editions of the Youth Sailing World Championships are Georgia Lewin-LaFrance, Ryan & Andrew Wood, Coralie Vittecoq, Will & Sam Bonin, Ryan Anderson and Clara Gravely, as well as 2020 Tokyo Olympic Canadian Team member Ali ten Hove in 2012 and 2013.
This year, a total of 450 junior sailors who are 19 years of age or less will be representing approximately 70 countries from all over the world in the 11 events that are scheduled at the event. Canada will compete in the following events: ILCA 6 (Women and Men), 29er (Men), i420 (Women and Men), Kite Foiling (Men) and mixed Nacra 15.
Canadian team members for the 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships
ILCA 6 (Laser Radial)
Annalise Balasubramanian ÛÒ Female ILCA 6 (Toronto, ON-RCYC & Ontario Sailing Team)
Nathan Latka ÛÒ Male ILCA 6 (Toronto, ON-ABYC & Ontario Sailing Team)
Colin Gilley – Male 29er (Vancouver, B.C.-RVanYC)
Matt Young ÛÒ Male 29er (Vancouver, B.C.- RVanYC)
Riley Macaulay ÛÒ Female i420 (Halifax, NS-RNSYS)
Finlay Macaulay ÛÒ Female i420 (Halifax, NS-RNSYS)
Ayrton Stein ÛÒ Male i420 (Halifax, N.S.-RNSYS)
Henry Simms ÛÒ Male i420 (Halifax, N.S.- RNSYS)
Nathan Pearce ÛÒ Male Kite Foiling (North Vancouver, B.C,-RVanYC)
Mixed Nacra 15
Dale Smith ÛÒ Mixed Nacra (Halifax, NS-RNSYS)
Noah Adler ÛÒ Mixed Nacra (Lower Prospect, NS-RNSYS)
More information can be found on Sail CanadaÛªs website at www.sailing.ca.
About Sail Canada
Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.
A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.