Sarah Douglas the top Canadian at the 2022 ILCA 6 Women’s World Championships
Kingston, October 17, 2022 – Canadian sailor Sarah Douglas from Toronto recorded Canada’s best performance at the 2022 ILCA 6 Women’s World Championships that ended on Sunday in Kemah, Texas, in the United States, as she finished in 15th position overall.
Douglas, who was taking part in her first competition since June based on the international calendar, had a strong start as she initially took the second and fourth spots. She also finished five times in the top 10 over the 12 races held during the six-day competition, to end up 15th overall.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark once again finished in first position, followed by Maud Jayet from Switzerland and Belgian sailor Emma Plasschaert, who was 4th in Tokyo.
“It has been a challenging week for me at the 2022 ILCA 6 World Championships,” said Sarah Douglas. “It was a long regatta with eight races in the finals. I struggled on the downwinds and didn’t quite put together the regatta that I wanted. We know how to move forward from here and I look forward to wrapping up the season next month at the European Championships in France.”
Two members of the Sail Canada Development Squad were also in action as Clara Gravely from Toronto and Coralie Vittecoq from Montreal respectively took the 42nd and 54th positions out of 85 sailors.
The ILCA 6 Men’s World Championship was also held at the same time and the lone Canadian in action, Aidan Dennis from Caledon, ON, took 7th place overall out of 14 participants.
Mac Morrin and Michael Brodeur, 68th and 70th at the 2022 Kiteboarding World Championships
At the 2022 Kiteboarding World Championships which ended on Sunday in Cagliari, Italy, Sail Canada Development Squad Members Mac Morrin from Kingston, ON, and Michael Brodeur from Montreal, QC, respectively took the 68th and 70th positions out of 91 participants.
On the women’s side, Canada was represented by four athletes. Nataliya Leshko from Toronto finished 48th, Marie-Ève Mayrand from Calgary was 49th, Emily Bugeja from Vancouver was 54th and Martyna Dakowicz from Oakville, ON, was 57th out of 58 athletes.
More details and a link to the results are available on Sail Canada’s website at www.sailing.ca.
About Sail Canada
Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.
A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.
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