Anna MillarAnna Millar doesn’t remember the first time she went sailing, but she said she’s been sailing “since forever.” She was just a mere six weeks old when her father took her on a boat.

dr paul hannam 400It is with great sadness that Sail Canada shares with the Canadian sailing community the passing of Olympian sailor Dr. Paul Hannam in July. He was 50 years of age.

SinC Allan Clark In June, BC sailor and coach, Allan Clark, won a gold medal at the 2022 ILCA 6 Grand Masters World Championship in Mexico and finished 6th at the ILCA 7 event.

SinC Alec Watters Alec Watters won the title at last weekend’s Saskatchewan ILCA Championships. “On Deck” interview with the First Nations representative who will also take part in the upcoming Canada Games.

SinC Dan Cunningham Sail Canada just launched its Kite Foiling program in Canada for 2022. “On Deck” discussion with the National Development Kite Foiling coach, Dan Cunningham.

SinC Bonin Moffat Sam Bonin and Arie Moffat have teamed up in 49er. “On Deck” conversation with the sailors from Ontario.

SinC SailGP Ramshaw Lewin Lafrance Sail Canada National Team Member and 2-time Olympian Tom Ramshaw and Canadian Sailing Development Squad member Georgia Lewin-LaFrance have been selected by Canada SailGP Team for its inaugural season which starts on May 14. “On Deck” conversation with both sailors.

SinC Life of Kai So, I’m at Mobility Cup in Nepean, across the river from Ottawa. I’ve participated in Mobility Cup as a volunteer and companion sailor for over fifteen years. I don’t do it because of some sense of civic duty. I do this because I love it. I meet wonderful people and the outpouring of love and respect is overwhelming.

SinC Andrew Lewis Three-time Laser Olympian in sailing Andrew Lewis has been named ILCA 7 Canadian National Team Coach. “On Deck” conversation with the former athlete from Trinidad and Tobago who has now turned to coaching.

SinC Dinghy Locker Saunders Olympians and brothers Jacob and Graeme Saunders have launched the Dinghy Locker initiative, which provides help to sailors in need. “On Deck” conversation with two-time Olympian Jacob Saunders, who hails from Chester, N.S.

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Silver medal for Andre Deseau of West Van YC

Close to 40 young Canadian sailors were in action last weekend for the Midwinters West competitions held in California.

At the ILCA-NA Midwinters West held at Marina del Rey, Andre Deseau was the top Canadian with a second-place finish in the ILCA 4 class. The athlete from West Vancouver Yacht Club had a strong last day with a 4th, 1st and 3rd position, allowing him to climb from third to second spot. 

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