David Wright
  • Born: 11/03/1981
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 80kg
  • Birthplace: Montréal, QC

Please note: the information below is accurate as of the London 2012 Olympic Games and will be updated in advance of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

David Wright finished in 23rd place in the men’s laser one-person dinghy event in London 2012 while making his first Olympic Games appearance for Canada.

In 2010, Wright finished sixth and won the medal race event at the Sail for Gold regatta at the London Olympic venue.

He finished sixth at the 2009 World Championships, which made him one of only two Canadians to have finished in the top 10 at a Laser Worlds since it became an Olympic class.

Wright was named  Canadian Sailing Male athlete of the year in 2009.

Coach(es):

Erik Stibbe

Senior national athlete since:

2005

College/ University (year graduated):

US Merchant Marine Academy (2004)

Focus of studies:

Marine Transportation

Career notes in 2011:

14th Miami OCR World Cup
14th Palma de Mallorca World Cup
17th Hyeres World Cup

World Championship appearances:

6th 2009

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