Going Forward

Whig shot- Julie Balakrishnan

It is with heavy hearts to say, that we, Team Rafuse Boyd are now going our separate ways. It has been a long 6.5 months since the Olympic Games, with many emotions and decisions being made. In January, we had our best event finish, placing 5th at the Miami World Cup. We are very happy to have finished on such a high note. We are parting ways on positive terms, hoping to continue our strong friendship.


Since September, I have been attending St Lawrence College in Kingston, ON studying Digital Marketing. I have decided to step out of the Olympic sailing circuit and enter the job market this spring. It has been an incredibly challenging decision for me to leave Olympic sailing. It has been a great experience, having made so many good friends and memories. However I look forward to the next challenge life presents. I wish all the best to my competitors and teammates who are already attacking their 2020 goals! Thank you to everyone who has supported Erin and I over the past 4 years, you have been an incredible asset to our journey, and we could not have accomplished what we did without you!


Similar to Dannie, I have been furthering my education over the fall and winter months. I have been taking two courses at Dalhousie University, continuing to expand on my education. Since the beginning of September, I have been weighing my options between campaigning for Tokyo 2020 or moving forward on another path. At this moment, I would like to continue campaigning to Tokyo 2020. Since Miami, I have been actively searching for a new crew. I have had to chance to sail with someone over the past month, testing the waters. We will be sailing one more month together before making a definitive decision. I hope to be able to continue chasing my dream of winning an Olympic medal in Tokyo 2020!

Thank you to all our sponsors who have supported us over the course of our campaign, as well as our fundraising committees in both Kingston and Halifax, and our communities for always being behind us!

Our Sponsors:

Sail Canada, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, Wind Athletes Canada, Samson Rope, Emma Osborne and Transat Marine / Harken, Helly Hansen, Elevate, Support 4 Sport, Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Kingston Yacht Club, Colonial Honda, North Sails Yacht Shop and The Binnacle.

As well as a huge thank you to all our event sponsors at our fundraisers.

Thank you,

Dannie and Erin

The following are some images highlighting our past 4 year adventure:


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Big Splash! Racing in Garda

Big Splash! Racing in Garda

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