Amy DesBrisay and Kate Thomas have accepted invitations to join Ontario Sailing’s new Ontario Development Team. This team, comprised of 4 Club 420 crews, 4 Radial sailors, 4 29er crews and 4 Laser full rig sailors will receive coaching through Ontario Sailing at development clinics and some funding for events.
Amy and Kate are off to Jansen Beach Florida in February to sail in the Club 420 U.S. Midwinter Championships, the selection regatta for the 2010 Canadian Youth Team. In Florida, other members of the Development Team from Buffalo Canoe Club and Royal Hamilton Yacht Club will be joining the girls along with a contingent of sailors from Nova Scotia. The Canadian sailors will be coached by Canadian Olympic 470 sailor Oliver Bone.
Congratulations to the girls on making the Development Team and good luck to them in Florida.