Justin Barnes


• Has been competing in the 49er since 2010; teamed up with Alex Heinzemann in January 2017
• Represented Canada at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, placing 40th in the 49er class
• Has also competed at the class-specific world championships for the 49er in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017
• Won silver at the 2012 49er North American Championships
• 2015 and 2016 Canadian Champion in the 49er


Getting into the Sport: Introduced to sailing at his local yacht club at age 9… Started racing the Optimist and 420 before joining the club’s race team at age 14… Began racing in the Laser class at age 17 and joined the high performance program at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club… Outside Interests: Graduated from Trent University in 2013 with a degree in Geography and Political Studies… Finished requirements for Masters of Sustainability Studies… Did a three-month internship at the United Nations in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs…

Notable International Results

ISAF Sailing World Championships: 2014 – 40th (49er)

ISAF 49er & 49erFX World Championships: 2017 – 56th (49er); 2016 – 42nd (49er); 2015 – 41st (49er); 2013 – 75th (49er)

ISAF Melges 20 World Championships: 2014 – 38th (Melges 20 – Open); 2013 – 45th (Melges 20 – Open)

49er & 49erFX North American Championships: 2015 – 16th (49er); 2013 – 10th (49er); 2012 – SILVER (49er)