"She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them."
I started in summer sailing camps at Royal Victoria Yacht Club with my twin brother. Shortly after I joined the junior race team and by 15 I was one of the top girls in Canada powered by a big rivalry with my brother.
Then I moved into 29er sailing only to be hit by Covid lockdowns. Determined to make the most of the summer, I sailed every day and made huge improvements during this time. I used this time to graduate high-school with top grades and multiple entrance scholarships into university.
When racing finally started we won the first five regattas we sailed including Canadian Nationals. This qualified us for the 2021 Youth Worlds in Oman which we raced after competing in our first international regatta, the European Championships. All this taking place during my first semester of full-time classes studying Science at the University of Victoria. There was no way to find a student-athlete balance during this time, forcing me to let a few classes slide.
In 2022 I put more time back into school while sticking with the 29er to gain international racing experience missed during Covid. We went out with a bang by winning Canada Games. In the background we were learning how to sail the 49erFX, an olympic class. Also I started foiling in the Waszp through WeCanFoil and it is so much fun!
With a recent explosion of opportunities in fast foiling boats I have pivoted back to sailing and put a pause on school to work as a sail maker. I am continuing to develop my skills in the 49erFX with a 2028 Olympic campaign in mind. I'm also a passionate foiler racing in the Waszp class.
Highlights and Awards
*New 2023 Canadian Womens Waszp Champion
*New 2023 Waszp Americas - 3rd Woman, 3rd Youth
2022 Canada Games - 1st
2x BC Youth Sailor of the Year (2021, 2022)
2021 HMP High Performance Award
2021 Sail Canada Youth Championships - 1st
3x RVYC Top 29er Sailor (2020, 2021, 2022)