Montreal, August 9th, 2016 - From August 9th to 16th, the 2016 Laser U21 World Championships take place at the Kieler Yacht-Club in Kiel, Germany. Coralie Vittecoq will sail there, one of her first senior international competitions as a member of the Canadian Sailing Team.

While the whole world will be watching Rio, ours eyes will be on Germany and especially on Vittecoq at the Laser World Championships. Today, Coralie is one of the best hopes for the Canadian Team in Radial.

59 young athletes from 29 countries are expected in Kiel this August. Next to Coralie Vittecoq, 4 others Canadians will be present to defend the colors of Canada. This competition marks the arrival of these athletes to the big leagues: this competition will be their toughest competition so far.
Coralie already has an impressive junior career: In December, she finished in 11th position and 1st Canadian at the ISAF Youth World Championship in Malaysia. Coralie trains at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club with his younger brother Justin who had sailed at the Youth Olympic Games in China in August 2014.

At the North American Championships in Cascade Locks, USA, in mid-July, Coralie had a small accident which did not allow her to finish the race.
During the second day of the racing, one of the competitors capsized on Coralie and she was hit in the lower back with his bow. This bad contact could have damaged the spleen or kidneys. But happily, the injuries remained superficial and just one week of rest was enough for Coralie to fully recover.

Now rested and back on the water, there is no doubt that Coralie is 100% ready to give her best at this Championship. We wish good luck to Coralie and all the Canadian Team.

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