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Sarah Douglas named 2019 Rolex Sailor of the Year

Published on March 6th, 2020

(March 6, 2020) – Sarah Douglas from Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club (Toronto, ON) was honored with the most prestigious Canadian sailing award, the 2019 Rolex Sailor of the Year, in Toronto, Ontario.

Over the last year, Sarah has pushed milestones, with a 7th place finish at the Ready Steady Tokyo Olympic Test event, winning a Gold Medal for Canada at the 2019 Pan Am Games, and qualifying the country for a spot in the Radial class at Tokyo 2020. There is nothing that will stop this sailor from achieving her goals.

Her hard work both on the water shows as she consistently finds herself ranked amongst the best Radial sailors in the world. She continues to push herself to be the best athlete she can be all while paving a path for women in sailing.

“I’m shocked! I’m not sure how to feel but I am very grateful to receive this award tonight. It definitely motivates me to continue the work that I’ve done and to push even harder to improve Canadian sailing all around.”

Sarah was presented with an exquisite watch courtesy of Rolex Canada.

Other finalists included Alex Heinzemann, Justin Barnes, and Luke Ramsay. For details on additional winners, click here.

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