Canadian Sailing Team Nominated for Pan Am Games 2015 with Terry McLaughlin Leading the Charge
May 31, 2015
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Sail Canada announced the athletes nominated to represent Team Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games from July 10-26. Eighteen athletes have been selected to compete in the sailing competition based on their performances at the designated Class qualifiers, including the most recent trials held at the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club. Among the qualified sailors are 1984 Olympic silver Medallist Terry McLaughlin, who will sail the J/24 with Donald (Sandi) Andrews, David Ogden and David Jarvis. The sailing competition will be hosted by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club July 12-19 with a rare glimpse of sailing taking place on the downtown Toronto waterfront. As a non-ticketed sporting event, spectators can soak in the finals from one of Toronto’s most popular urban beaches–Sugar Beach. “Sail Canada and our sailing athletes have been working hard together to develop our team and ensure they are at their best heading into TORONTO 2015. Congratulations to all the athletes who made it onto the Team, your hard work and dedication has paid off – you deserve this great honor,” said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee. “TORONTO 2015 is a fantastic opportunity to showcase sailing front and center. We are fielding our strongest squad to date and look forward to home ice advantage!” added Ken Dool, High Performance Director, Sail Canada.