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WHO WE ARE: KEVIN WIERSMA
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Kevin has joined our Toronto team for the Spring/Summer of 2020. He has immense experience with Laser sailing and keelboat sailing. He grew up sailing on Lake Ontario with his family and continued to sail Farr 30’s while out East for university. His role at within our Toronto loft will focus on client relations, assisting with both the service and sales side.
Tell us about yourself.
I am 24 years old originally from Burlington, Ontario but have lived in Halifax Nova Scotia for 7 years. I have a bachelor of Business management and a minor in Economics from Dalhousie University and am going back to school to pursue a post grad advanced program in Business insights and analytics.
How long have you been sailing and/or involved in the marine world?
I have been sailing my whole life starting out on my parents boat out of Royal Hamilton Yacht club. My racing career began when I was 12 years old and progressed over the years to racing internationally representing team Canada, team Ontario and team Nova Scotia in the laser class and C420. Strong Dinghy racing experience was developed alongside many different keelboat disciplines racing on the Great Lakes and Atlantic Canada
What are you most looking forward to about working at North Sails?
I am looking forward to racing and sailing with North Sails clients passing on as much knowledge as I can and to share the passion we all have for sailing.
What’s your favourite part about Summer?
My favourite part about summer is definitely being on the water. As Canadians we have very limited time to enjoy the warm outdoors and being on the water is my favourite place to be.
What’s your earliest memory of being on the water?
Earliest memory of being on the water is definitely my dad taking me after work out to weekday race nights and staying below deck during maneuvers because I was very young at the time.