Ryan
Wood

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Athlete Bio

Ryan was born and lives in Vancouver, BC. He took his first sailing lessons at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club when he was 9. After several years of summer sailing school, Ryan’s brother Andrew decided to join the North Shore Sailing Team. Ryan spent the next year travelling to regattas and watching his brother race. He quickly realized that being on the beach at so many great sailing venues wasn’t as fun as being out there racing. Ryan join the Opti race team the following season at age 13.

As an Opti sailor, Ryan regularly watched the 29ers training and racing, dreaming of sailing them one day. In 2012, Ryan joined the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club race team and began to sail 29ers with his brother Andrew. After competing in his first regatta in San Diego, Ryan was inspired to improve and began spending more and more time on (and in) the water.

In 2013, Ryan competed in the Canada Summer Games, finishing 2nd in the 29er. Ryan has competed in three 29er World Championships and one ISAF Youth World Championships. In 2016, Ryan started sailing on a Farr 30 team as tactician and main trimmer. The team won the 2016 Farr 30 Canadians.

Ryan transitioned into the 49erFX in the summer of 2016 and then into the 49er in the winter of 2016. Ryan is studying engineering at Capilano University.

Athlete Stats

HometownVancouver
Class49er

Recent Results

YEAR COMPETITION LOCATION PLACING
2023 2022 US Open Sailing Series – Miami Miami, USA 5
2022 2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships St. Margarets Bay, CAN 56
2022 Sail Canada 2022 49er & 49erFX Senior Championships Kingston, ON 4
2022 2022 US Open Sailing Series Miami, USA 10
2022 Skiff Generation #3 Miami, USA 1
2021 49er World Championships Oman 27
2021 2021 49er European Championships Thessaloniki, GRE 28
2021 Alexander The Great Cup 2021 Thessaloniki, GRE 10
2021 2021 Canadian Senior Championships Kingston, CAN 2
2021 2019 Canadian Senior Championships Kingston, CAN 1
2019 CORK OCR Kingston, CAN 1st
2019 2019 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Junior World Championship Risor, NOR 37th
2019 Kieler Woche Kiel, GER 59th
2018 Medemblik Regatta Medemblik, NED 31st
2017 CORK OCR Kingston, CAN 2nd
2017 Junior World Championships 5th
2017 North American Championships Long Beach, USA 3rd
2016 CORK OCR (49erFX) Kingston, CAN 2nd
2016 29er World Championships 39th