about me

Age: 25

Class: Laser Radial 

Home Club: Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club 

Born in Burlington, Ontario, Sarah started sailing at the age of 7 on the island of Barbados. She sailed the Optimist and competed in North American and World Championships before the age of 15. After outgrowing the Optimist, Sarah returned to Canada, moved in to the Laser Radial class and was quickly one of the top youth sailors in Canada. In 2010, an opportunity was presented to qualify Canada and represent the country at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. After coming second at the 2010 Youth Nationals, Sarah lost the love of competing and decided to coach youth athletes at Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club for two summers. Sarah was re-inspired by Canadian Olympians to pursue her dream of winning an Olympic medal. Sarah returned to competitive sailing in the Laser Radial in 2014. Sarah then qualified for the Canadian Sailing Team as a senior athlete in 2015.

Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management at the University of Guelph in 2017, Sarah is sailing full time to campaign for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in the Laser Radial class.

Career Highlights 

2019 Pan Am Games Gold Medalist 

2019 Olympic Test Event - 7th 

2019 US Nationals - 2nd

2018 Enoshima World Cup - 6th

2018 World Championships - 6th

2018 North American Championships - 2nd

2017 World Championships - 12th

2016 World Championships - 21st

2016 US Nationals - 3rd

2010 Youth Olympics - 10th 

2007 Canadian Optimist Championships - 1st 

Awards 

2019 Ontario Sailing Salus Sailor of the Year

2018 Sail Canada Skipper's Plan Female Athlete of the Year 

2018 Ontario Sailing Salus Sailor of the Year

2018 Ontario Sailing Female Sailor of the Year

2018 Ashbridge Trophy

2017 Ontario Sailing Female Sailor of the Year 

2016 Ashbridge Trophy 

2016 Ontario Sailing Developing Sailor of the Year 

2016 Marvin McDill Memorial Award / Rookie Sailor of the Year 

2010 Ontario Sailing Youth Sailor of the Year 

2009 Ontario Sailing Female Junior Sailor of the Year 

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