Sail Canada introduces the 2024-2025 Canadian Sailing Team and Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Kingston, June 4, 2024 – Sail Canada is pleased to announce the list of sailors who will be part of the 2024-2025 Canadian Sailing Team and Canadian Sailing Development Squad.

The 28 athletes were selected based on the Canadian Sailing Team Sport Canada Carding Criteria as well as on their overall performance over the 2023-2024 season.

Carded sailors from both the Canadian Sailing Team and the Canadian Sailing Development Squad receive financial support through the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program to help offset the costs related to their sport. Team members also receive tuition support for post-secondary education during their high-performance career or when they retire.

This year’s Canadian Sailing Team and Development Squad are comprised of six new members:

  • Emily Bugeja (Vancouver, B.C.-RVYC), who has qualified to be nominated on Canada’s Paris 2024 Olympic Games sailing team in women’s kiteboarding. She also represented Canada at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
  • Galen Richardson (Toronto, ON-RCYC) and Madeline Gillis (Halifax, N.S.-RNSYS), who represented Canada at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games in Nacra 17 and who missed out on a qualification spot for the country for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games by just one point at the Last Chance Regatta.
  • Hunter Hoy (Kirkland, QC), who joins Sail Canada’s Development Squad Member Arie Moffat in 2024 in 49er. Together, they finished the Sail Canada Paris 2024 Olympic Games Selection process in second place and took the 31st position at the Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta.
  • Sullivan Nakatsu (Hammonds Plains, N.S.-RNSYS), who recorded the top Canadian performances in more than a decade in ILCA 6 at the 2023 Youth Sailing World Championships, earning him a 12th-place finish and qualifying him for the 2024 edition.
  • Norman Struthers (Toronto, ON-RCYC), who took the third position overall in the Sail Canada Paris 2024 Olympic Games Selection process in ILCA 7.

Canadian Sailing Team
Sarah Douglas (Toronto, ON/ABYC) – ILCA 6
Jackie Gay (Victoria, B.C./RVicYC) – 2.4mR
Antonia Lewin-LaFrance (Chester, N.S./RNSYS/CYC) – 49erFX
Georgia Lewin-LaFrance (Chester, N.S./RNSYS/CYC) – 49erFX
Scott Lutes (Mahone Bay, N.S. – LYC) – RS Venture Connect
John McRoberts (Victoria, B.C./RVicYC) – RS Venture Connect
Bruce Millar (Victoria, B.C./RVicYC) – 2.4mR
Mariah Millen (Toronto, ON/RCYC) – 49erFX
Ali ten Hove (Kingston, ON/KYC) – 49erFX

Canadian Sailing Development Squad
Ryan Anderson (Halifax, N.S./RNSYS) – ILCA 7
Annalise Balasubramanian (Toronto, ON/RCYC/OST) – ILCA 6
Justin Barnes (Pickering, ON-RCYC) – 49er
Liam Bruce (Oakville, ON/PCYC) – ILCA 7
Emily Bugeja (Vancouver, B.C.-RVYC) – Formula Kite
Peter Eagar (Toronto, ON/NYC)– 2.4mR
Clara Gravely (Toronto, ON/ABYC) – ILCA 6
Madeline Gillis (Halifax, N.S.) – Nacra 17
Hunter Hoy (Kirkland, QC) – ILCA 7
William Jones (Aldershot, ON/ RHYC) – 49er
James Juhasz (Oakville, ON, OYS) – ILCA 7
Arie Moffat (Kingston, ON/KYC) – 49er
Mac Morrin (Kingston, ON/KYC) – Formula Kite
Sullivan Nakatsu (Hammonds Plains, N.S.-RNSYS) – ILCA 6
Galen Richardson (Toronto, ON-RCYC) – Nacra 17
Luke Ruitenberg (St Margaret’s Bay, N.S./RNSYS) – ILCA 7
Thomas Staples (Beaconsfield, QC, Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club) – 49er
William Staples (Beaconsfield, QC, Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club) – 49er
Norman Struthers (Toronto, ON-RCYC) – ILCA 7

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.