Sarah Douglas the Top Canadian at the 2022 ILCA 6 Women’s World Championships

SinC Sarah Douglas ILCA 6

October 19, 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, finishing 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.

 

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