Youth Race Team

COSA’s Race Team is a great opportunity for youth to learn about the competitive aspects of sailing while participating on a team where having fun is the number one goal.  While the Race Team competes at local, provincial, and national events, our main focus is Sailing for Life.  A majority of our former race team members continue to sail, while some have even participated at the highest levels as members of the Canadian National Sailing Team.  COSA racers have earned medals at every BC Summer Games in the past two decades; while dozens of our team members have gone on to become certified sailing coaches at COSA!

Race Team members sail Lasers, Radials, 4.7’s, Optimists, 420’s, and Hobie Cat’s.

Youth interested in joining the Race Team should have completed at least one Learn to Sail program.  There is no minimum age to join the Race Team, although we do ask that sailors interested in being team members participate in at least one week of lessons prior to joining the team.  We regularly have youth as young as 5 and 6 sailing with the COSA Race Team!

To learn more about out Race Team, please e-mail Devin at cosa@shaw.ca 

In addition to recognizing youth members who are incredible volunteers (see Member Awards), COSA also acknowledges the training efforts demonstrated by our youngest racers.  Award categories include Most Improved and Top Sailor.

  Most Improved Top Sailor
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Jackie Black
Candice Suchocki & Meg Braem
Cam Hanson & Jennifer Georgeson
Brian Bazett & Mark Woodworth
Jen Braem & Scotty Hanson
Brian Bazett
Tyler Churchman
Eliza Rasmussen
Brian Hardy
Olivia Kirby & Elizabeth Hardy
Emerson Kirby & Thomas Hardy
Jennifer Pynn & Samantha Coyston
Brishen Holmes-Slattery
Brishen Holmes-Slattery
Thish Rajapakshe
Adam Sorensen
Ryan Rubadeau & Alizon Littleton
Tyler Rubadeau & Cole Appleton
Ian Wright
 
David Brunsden
Jen Braem
Cam Hanson
Cam Hanson
Cam Hanson
Erik Bengtsson &Chaley Ross
Tyler Churchman
Tyler Churchman
Brian Hardy
Sacha Roberts
Sacha Roberts
Heather Halperin & Elizabeth Hardy
Emerson Kirby
Emerson Kirby
Elizabeth Hardy
Elizabeth Hardy
Elizabeth Hardy & Katherine Littleton
Elizabeth Hardy and Katherine Littleton