Alexander Heinzemann, from Canada, leads a pack of laser sail boats in Miami

Alex Heinzemann


• Has been sailing in the 49er since 2016 and teamed up with Justin Barnes in January 2017
• Represented Canada at the 49er & 49erFX World Championships in 2016 and 2017
• Placed a career-best 19th in the 49er at the Sailing World Cup Series stop in Miami in January 2017
• 2009 and 2010 Canadian Junior Laser Radial champion
• Represented Canada at the Laser Standard World Championships in 2012 and 2013


Getting into the Sport: Started sailing at age 9 and entered his first race at age 11… By age 15 was focused on racing in the Laser class… Outside Interests: Pursuing an engineering degree at the University of Victoria…

Notable International Results

49er & 49erFX World Championships: 2017 – 56th (49er); 2016 – 64th (49er)

Laser Standard World Championships: 2013 – 104th (laser); 2012 – 84th (laser)

Laser North American Championship: 2018 – 28th (laser); 2013 ­– 13th (laser); 2012 – 4th (laser); 2008 – 27th (laser); 2007 – 45th (laser)