Sarah Douglas Canadian Olympic Sailor…Ep151
“Born in Burlington, Ontario, Sarah started sailing at the age of seven on the island of Barbados. Starting in the Optimist, she competed in North American and World Championships before the age of 15. After outgrowing the boat, Sarah returned to Canada and transitioned into the Laser Radial class. From there she quickly became one of the top youth sailors in Canada. In 2010, an opportunity was presented to qualify Canada and represent the country at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. After coming second at the 2010 Youth Nationals, Sarah lost the love of competing and decided to coach youth athletes at Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club for two summers. By 2014, her dream to compete at the Olympics was awoken by Canadian medalist who inspired Sarah to get back into the game and pursue her goal of winning an Olympic medal. Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management at the University of Guelph in 2017 and is sailing full time. Sarah won the 2019 Pan Am Games Gold medal and finished a historic 6th place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Now Sarah is hungrier than ever to step onto the podium in Paris 2024.”
““Giwiizhaamin” is an illuminating short piece from Alexandera Houchin that centers on her relationship with her body and how her perception of it has changed in the time between entering her first race, pedaling many thousands of miles, and seeing herself on the cover of a magazine. Find her honest and uplifting words, an invitation to join her in your own way, and a selection of photos from over the years here…”
Okay, I haven’t really got a feminist angle but I’ve just started watching The Tour de France Unchained on Netflix and it’s pretty gripping.
Here’s the trailer: