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The Board of Directors

Meet the dedicated students managing CICSA in 2020

Ayden Watt

President
My name is Ayden Watt and I’m a third-year student from McGill in Honours Physiology, currently in my second term as President of CICSA. I started sailing when I was 11, and can’t imagine my summers, or university, without it. I have been a member of McGill Sailing team for the last three years, prior to which I was part of the 420 Race Team for a local Montreal club.

Valerie Louis

Vice President
Originally from Barrie, Ontario, I started sailing at the age of 10 on my family’s keelboat and attending sailing school. I mostly sail out of the Barrie Yacht Club, or the Wye Heritage Marina on Georgian Bay. I am a first year Health Sciences student and a proud member of the Queen’s University Sailing Team

Dylan Stermer

Secretary
Hello, I’m Dylan Stermer. I’ve been sailing for 13 years and currently compete as a crew for the McGill sailing team. This year I will be assuming the position as secretary for CICSA. I will be documenting meetings and insuring proper organization of administrative files and documents.

Scott Gittens

Treasurer
I was born and raised in Barbados where I started sailing at 5 years old. I competed at my first international event when I was 9 and have been doing so ever since. I race lasers on the Barbados Team and 420s on the Queen’s Sailing Team where I am currently studying Civil Engineering

Dylan Scott

Team Development
I have been sailing since age 8. In my sailing career I have competed, and coached across North America, Europe, and Asia. He is also the President of the Dalhousie Sailing Team where he is currently studying commerce.

David Sapp

Competitions and Scheduling
I am currently a second year biochemistry student at the University of Toronto. As a native to Nova Scotia, I sailed out of RNSYS for 10 years, competing in the opti, c420, I420, and Farr30.

Liz Marr

Communications
Hi! My name is Liz, I’m currently in my third year at McMaster University and am excited to be Communications for CICSA. I have sailed my whole life and lived aboard my family’s boat when I was younger. My home club is Port Dover where I have had the privilege of teaching for five years, two of which as Head Coach.

Livia Kelly

Fundraising
Liv is a third year student from McGill University. She grew up sailing and coaching in Boston, MA. After two years on the McGill team’s executive committee, Liv is excited to begin working with CICSA to start some new fundraising initiatives.

Jacob Taljaard

Information Technology
Jacob is a Naval Cadet studying Physics space science at the Royal Military College of Canada. Primarily a dinghy sailor Jacob has been sailing 420’s since he was 14, and now races for RMC
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