about me

Age: 26

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. Starting in the Optimist, she competed in North American and World Championships before the age of 15.

After outgrowing the boat, Sarah returned to Canada and transitioned into the Laser Radial class. From there she quickly became 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.

 

By 2014, her dream to compete at the Olympics was awoken by Canadian medalist who inspired Sarah to get back into the game and pursue her goal of winning an Olympic medal. Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management at the University of Guelph in 2017 and is sailing full time.

 

Today she is ranked one of the best Laser Radial sailors in the world! Winning Gold at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru has only pushed her forward towards her goal of competing at the Olympics in Tokyo.

Career Highlights 

2020 European Championships - 6th

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 Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year 

2019 Sail Canada Gallagher Skipper's Plan Female Athlete of the Year 

2019 Ontario Sailing Salus Sailor of the Year

2019 Ashbridge Trophy

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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