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.
|Club||Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (RHYC)|
|2023||2023 Pan American Games||Santiago, CHI||BRONZE (with Justin Barnes)|
|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|
|2018||49er World Championships||77|
|2018||49er European Championships||61|
|2018||World Cup||Miami, U.S.A.||27|
|2018||Princess Sofia Regatta||46|
|2017||49er World Championships||69|
|2017||49er Junior World Championships||1|