Burlington’s DePaul ready to set sail for Canada at Tokyo Summer Olympic Games


Published July 14, 2021 at 3:24 pm


Burlington’s Evan DePaul day-sailed his parents’ keelboat as a child.

Later this month, DePaul, the crew of the 49er, will be taking to the water along with skipper William Jones and competing for Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

The 25-year-old and Jones earned their Olympic invite by guiding the 49er to top spot among Canadian boats at the 2020 World Championships for class.

The finish improved upon their best ever results at world by more than 20 spots.

The duo first teamed up in the summer of 2015, racing in the 49er FX before moving into the 49er the following year.

A year later DePaul, who is pursuing a fitness and heath diploma at St. Lawrence College, and Jones would win a gold medal at the 2017 Junior World Championship at their home training centre in Kingston.

DePaul, who entered his first regatta in 2012 and joined a summer sailing program at the age of 14, started his career racing C420s, becoming a top three youth sailor in Canada.

He took to the 49er because of the technical aspects and the sailing skill required.

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