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Athlete Bio

Date of Birth: March 5, 1995


Will Jones was introduced to sailing by his dad who was the owner of a Laser sailboat at their cottage. During summer, he also took part in introductory courses and competed in his first regatta at age 13 in 2008 with his brother.

In 2015, after changing age groups, he decided to give the 49erFX a try and teamed up with Evan DePaul, who was also a young sailor and member of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.

The Canadian team switched to the 49er one year later, in 2016. In 2017, Jones and DePaul were crowned champions at the World Junior Championships in front of a home crowd, in Kingston, Ontario, and finished second at the North American Championships that year.

At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Will Jones and his partner Evan DePaul took the 19th position in 49er at their first Games.

Following the retirement of Evan DePaul in Fall 2022, Will Jones approached Justin Barnes about sailing the World Sailing Championships Test Event in The Hague, Netherlands in October 2022. Following the event, Justin and Will agreed to continue competing together with the goal of representing Canada at the 2023 Pan American Games in Chile and the 2024 Olympic Games in France.

Will Jones graduated from Engineering at Queen’s University in 2017.

Athlete Stats

HometownAldershot, ON
ClubRoyal Hamilton Yacht Club (RHYC)

Recent Results

2024 49er European Championship La Grande Motte, FRA 48 (with Justin Barnes)
2024 Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta Palma, SPA 35
2024 49er and 49erFX World Championships Lanzarote, SPA 39
2023 2023 Pan American Games Santiago, CHI BRONZE
2023 Sailing World Championships The Hague, NED 44
2023 Paris 2024 Test Event Marseille, FRA 24
2023 French Olympic Week Hyères, FRA 23
2023 Princess Sofia Regatta Palma, SPA 56
2023 2022 US Open Sailing Series – Clearwater Clearwater, USA 4
2023 2022 US Open Sailing Series – Miami Miami, USA 9
2022 Portugal Grand Prix – Round 1 Vilamoura, POR 20
2022 Test Event – 2023 Sailing World Championships The Hague, NED 17
2022 2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships St. Margarets Bay, CAN 39 (with Evan DePaul)
2022 Sail Canada 2022 49er & 49erFX Senior Championships Kingston, ON 1
2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships Aarhus, DEN 59
2022 Kiel Week Kiel, GER 42
2022 World Sailing Hempel World Cup (at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy) Mallorca, SPA 46
2022 Mallorca Sailing Center Regatta Mallorca, SPA 27
2021 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, JPN 19
2021 Cascais 49er and 49erFX Championships Cascais, POR 7
2021 Lanzarote International Regatta Lanzarote, SPA 39
2020 49er World Championships 39
2019 49er World Championships 61
2019 Olympic Test Event Japan 20
2019 49er European Championships 66
2019 World Cup Miami, U.S.A. 38
2019 Princess Sofia Trophy 55
2019 Kiel Week 43
2018 49er World Championships 77
2018 49er European Championships 61
2018 CORK OCR 1
2018 World Cup Miami, U.S.A. 27
2018 World Cup Hyeres 37
2018 Princess Sofia Regatta 46
2018 Kiel Week 58
2017 49er World Championships 69
2017 49er Junior World Championships 1