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North Vancouver student to compete for Canada at Youth Sailing World Championships

Nathan Pearce, 15, hopes to kite board at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles
Nathan Pearce competes at the 2023 Youth Sailing World Championships in Brazil in December. | Fred Hoffmann

One North Vancouver youth athlete is getting back on board with his Canadian teammates to compete on the international stage.

Nathan Pearce will rejoin Sail Canada along with 12 other competitors for the Youth Sailing World Championships, from July 13 to 20 in Lake Garda, Italy.

There, the 15-year-old Argyle Secondary student will hope to make waves in the kite boarding event.

This is Pearce’s third time competing for Canada at the world competition. Last year, he placed 16th at the 2023 Youth Sailing World Championships in Brazil. He also took third place in the open male division at the US Open Sailing Series in San Francisco last August.

Hailing from the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Pearce’s long-term goal is to race for Team Canada at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.