Canadian Team for Rio Games 2016

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Sail Canada have named the nine athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in sailing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. The Olympic sailing events will be based out the Marina da Gloria, with sailing courses situated in the waters of Guanabara Bay August 8-18. The athletes earned their Rio spots at various World Cup and world championship events, highlighted by top-10 performances for Canadian sailors across several disciplines. Canadians will compete in six events: Men’s Laser, Women’s Laser Radial, Men’s Finn, Men’s 470, Women’s 49er FX and Mixed Nacra 17. Sail Canada has decided to not send both RS:X Windsurfing athletes to the 2016 Olympic Games.

  • Brenda Bowskill (Toronto, ON) - Womens Laser Radial
  • Danielle Boyd (Kingston, ON) - Women's 49er FX
  • Erin Rafuse (Halifax, NS) - Women's 49er FX
  • Nikola Girke (West Vancouver, BC) - Mixed Nacra 17
  • Luke Ramsay (Vancouver, BC) - Mixed Nacra 17
  • Lee Parkhill (Oakville, ON) - Men's Laser
  • Tom Ramshaw (Toronto, ON) - Men's Finn
  • Graeme Saunders and Jacob Saunders (Chester, NS) - Men's 470