Apr 13, 2022

SinC Violet Stafford 400Ontario Sailing is delighted to announce that Violet Stafford has joined their staff as Training Centre Development Coach. Stafford, who most recently served as Lead Performance Coach for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, brings over six years of experience coaching and developing youth programs on the high-performance pathway.

"I'm thrilled to join Ontario Sailing to support the next generation of high-performance sailors in Ontario," Stafford said. "I'm excited to bring my coaching experience and enthusiasm for mentoring coaches and athletes to this new role."

Stafford will support the Ontario Sailing Team and the enhancement of club-level programs through integrated training opportunities, athlete talent identification, and mentorship of club coaches. She joins Ontario Sailing Team Coach Chris Hewson as the second member of Ontario Sailing's coaching staff.

SinC Violet Stafford Coach 400"Violet is an excellent addition to our coaching staff, " said Cam Lymburner, Director of High Performance and Development at Ontario Sailing. “Athletes and clubs will benefit greatly from her skills, dedication, and extensive coaching experience. We are excited to have her on our team!”











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.