Sail Canada introduces the 2023-2024 Canadian Sailing Youth Squad

Kingston, May 10, 2023 – Sail Canada is pleased to announce the list of sailors who will be part of the 2023-2024 Canadian Sailing Youth Squad (CSYS).

This year, a total of 25 athletes has been selected into the 2023-2024 CSYS following their participation and evaluation at the 2023 CSYS Trials Camp held last January. In order to be invited to this CSYS Trials Camp, sailors must attend a regional or national Talent ID camp and receive a nomination from the Sail Canada High Performance Director on recommendation of the Sail Canada representative overseeing the Talent ID camp.

Athletes that are selected to the CSYS are given access to enhanced development opportunities along with priority selection to the Identified Athlete Program (IAP). Enhanced development opportunities may include but are not limited to;

-access to select training opportunities with the Canadian Sailing Development Squad;
-access to national coaching at selected regattas;
-yearly training plan consultation with Sail Canada technical staff;
-work with the Sail Canada technical staff on developing their racing skills within their regional and local training environment.

Athletes selected into Sail Canada 2023 Canadian Sailing Youth Squad
ADLER, Noah (Lower Prospect, N.S.-RNSYS) – ILCA 6
AMERY, Ford (Toronto, ON-PCYC) – 29er
BOWNESS-LINEGAR, Callum (Toronto, ON-ABYC/PCYC) – 29er
BRAATEN, Mats (Toronto, ON-OST/RCYC)
COADY, Victoria (Coquitlam, B.C.-RVYC) – ILCA 6
DESROCHERS, Thomas (Toronto, ON-PCYC)-29er
DINEL, Kofi (Montréal, QC-BLBC) – ILCA 7
FAIR, James (Victoria, B.C.-KYC) – ILCA 7
GILLEY, Colin (Vancouver, B.C.-RVYC) – 29er
KOECHLI, Andreas (Toronto, ON-PCYC/RCYC) – 29er
KOECHLI, Mattias (Toronto, ON-PCYC/RCYC) – 29er
LOWE, Katherine (Mahone Bay, N.S.-LYC) – 29er
MOULAND, Chris (Toronto, ON-OST) – ILCA 6
NAKATSU, Sullivan (Hammonds Plains, N.S.-RNSYS) – ILCA 6
NICHOLS, Hailey (Calgary, AB-LYC) – 29er
OSULLIVAN, Finn (Toronto, ON-RCYC) – ILCA 7
PAROLIN, Anna (Ottawa, ON-BYC) – ILCA 6
POOLE, Kelley (Victoria, B.C.-RVicYC) – ILCA 7
RAINHAM, Lilly (Halifax, N.S.-RNSYS) – ILCA 6
RUCH, Callum (Toronto, ON-ABYC) – 29er
SIEGEL, Anneka (Halifax, N.S.-AYC) – ILCA 6
STANGER, Bryce (Vancouver, B.C.-RVYC) – ILCA 6
TOWNSEND, Jacob (Hudson Heights, QC-HYC/CVDM) – ILCA 6
WALSH, Rory (Vancouver, B.C.-RVYC) – ILCA 6
YOUNG, Matt (Vancouver, B.C.-RVYC) – 29er

More information is available on Sail Canada website at

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.