Canadian Class Awards

The Canadian 29er Class Association has part of its mission to promote, foster, encourage, and sponsor 29er class racing in Canada.

As a result, the Association is directly engaged in selection and support for the Canadian Nationals, the Canadian 29er Junior (Youth) Championships, the Regional Grand Prix Series (West/Central, East and Atlantic), and works with its counterparts in support of the 29er North American Championships.

29er Canadian National Championship

The 29er Class Association annually receives bids for and designates the selected event for the Canadian National Championship. The selected host’s organizing authority is notified by the end of the calendar year and an announcement of made for the event’s location in the coming season.

The team placing first at the National Championship is awarded the championship “Belt”.

Awarded for over 20 years now, the prestigious “Belt” trophy is unique to the 29er class. It is a hand-crafted work, made by nationally recognized iron-work artist Robert Acoin from Kingston Ontario.

Every year, the new title holders names are engraved on the trophy belt.

Canadian 29er Class National Champions

YearSkipperCrew
2023Johanna PickartRebecca Driscoll
2022Thomas DesrochersFord Amery
2021Thomas DesrochersFord Amery
2020 – No racing –– No racing –
2019Thomas StaplesWilliam Staples
2018Galen RichardsonJake Adair
2017William BoninSamuel Bonin
2016Galen RichardsonLouis Riel Brockie
2015Cameron ShawHenry Lockyer
2014Lloyd LyallAndrew Moreno
* 2020 racing cancelled due to Canadian Pandemic regulations

29er Junior (Youth) Championships
(Sail Canada)

Presented to the top youth sailors in Canada, the 29er Youth Championship trophy is presented to the top overall U18 team at the designated Sail Canada event annually. Additionally, the top U18 female team is recognized with a second trophy.

Awarded for over 20 years now, the prestigious trophy is unique to the 29er class. It is a hand-crafted work, made by nationally recognized iron-work artist Robert Acoin from Kingston Ontario.

Canadian 29er Youth Champs – Top U18 Team – Overall

YearSkipperCrew
2023Thomas DesrochersFord Amery
2022Mattias KoechliAndreas Koechli
2021Grace PooleJessica Hirschbold
2020– No racing –– No racing –
2019Nathan Duffar-CalderAndreas Steinitz
2018Thomas StaplesWilliam Staples
2017Steven HardeeLake Sanford
2016Galen RichardsonLouis Riel Brockie
2015Cameron ShawHenry Lockyer
2014Lloyd LyallAndrew Moreno
* 2020 Racing canceled due to Canadian Pandemic regulations

Canadian 29er Youth Champs – Top U18 Female Team

YearSkipperCrew
2023Johanna PickartRebecca Driscoll
2022Hailey NicholsKatherine Lowe
2021Grace PooleJessica Hirschbold
2020– No racing –– No racing –
2019Tate HowellAudrey Staples
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Canadian 29er Class Grand Prix Series

The Class supports a regional Grand Prix in each of our three regions. – West (BC, AB, SK, MB), East (ON, QC), and Atlantic (NB, NS, PEI, NL).

2023’s Grand Prix Series Winners

2023 Regional SeriesSkipperCrew
West/CentralAyden KuoAlexis Kuo
EastThomas DesrochersFord Amery
AtlanticEthan ThompsonHenry Simms
*The Grand Prix Series was resumed in 2023 following a pause initiated at the onset of the 2020 pandemic.

Details on the 2024 series can be found at the link below: