Canada Confirms World Youth Team >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Kingston, ON (November 3, 2021) – Sail Canada has confirmed its 13-member team that will represent the country at the 2021 World Youth Sailing Championships to be held December 11-18 in Al Mussanah, Oman.
Twelve events will take place, with Canada competing in all disciplines except windsurfing and women’s kitesurfing.
All Canadian athletes will be competing at the Youth Sailing World Championships for the first time and have been selected based on their performance at the Sail Canada Youth Championships and other qualifying events held over the summer and summer. fall.
The 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships will be a family affair for the Canadian team as three siblings from the same family will participate in this international event: Jackson, Riley and Finlay Macaulay from Halifax, NS. Riley and Finlay, the younger sisters, will compete together in the female i420 class.
Single-seater sailing dinghy (ILCA 6)
Woman: Annalize Balasubramanian (Toronto, ON-RCYC & Ontario Sailing Team)
Male: Nathan Latka (Toronto, ON-ABYC & Ontario Sailing Team)
Single scull (29er)
Women: Grace Poole (Victoria, BC-RVYC) and Jessica Hirschbold (Victoria, BC-RVYC)
Men: Jackson Macaulay (Halifax, NS-RNSYS) and Andreas Steinitz (Carrying Place, ON-RNSYS)
Canoe for two people (i420)
Women: Riley Macaulay and Finlay Macaulay (Halifax, NS-RNSYS)
Men: Luke Strickland (Ottawa, ON-Nepean Sailing Club) and Christian Voyer (Ottawa, ON-Nepean Sailing Club)
Mixed Two-Seater Multihull (Nacra 15)
Maya Heidenreich (Halifax, NS-RNSYS) and Noah Adler (Lower Prospect, NS-RNSYS)
Kitesurfing (Kite Formula)
Woman: no entry
Male: Tayne Steven (Rossland, BC, Interior Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Society)
Windsurfing (Bic Techno 293+)
Woman: no entry
Male: no entry
The Canadian athletes will be joined by Team Leader Lisa Ross (NS), Coach of the Sail Canada Development Team, as well as Coaches Chris Hewson (ON) from the Sail Canada Team. Ontario and Steve McBride (BC) of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.
The Youth Sailing World Championships, which have been held annually since 1971, with the exception of the 2020 edition which was canceled due to the pandemic, are an important stepping stone towards the Canadian Sailing Team and the development team.
Among its many former members who have competed in youth sailing world championships are Georgia Lewin-LaFrance, Ryan & Andrew Wood, Coralie Vittecoq, Will & Sam Bonin, Ryan Anderson and Clara Gravely, as well as Ali Ten, member of the Tokyo 2020 Canadian Olympic Team. Hove in 2012 and 2013.