Thus far, the highlights of Jamie Allan’s career include his two wins at the Canadian Open Championships. In 2007 he was part of Peter Hall’s crew. In 2010 he was the skipper of the boat that included his Pan Am Games crewmate Jay Deakin. Allan has made three appearances at the International Lightning World Championships. He finished 26th in 2003 as the skipper of a crew that included his brother Andrew. He cracked the top-10 in 2007 when he was skippered by Hall and he finished 18th when he skippered in 2009.
Family: Parents James and Margret Allan… Younger brother Andrew… Partner Valerie Beech… Getting into the Sport: Started sailing at age 5 when his father would bring him out to race on his Mirage 24 keelboat… Outside Interests: Enjoys cruising on a sailboat in the 1000 Islands and downhill skiing… Works as a high school teacher… Masters degree in Environmental Education… Odds and Ends: Had his dream of competing for Team Canada sparked by watching the Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Winter Games…Role model is sailor Paul Cayard who always seems very calm under pressure… Good luck charm is the perfect playlist…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
Lightning WCh: 2009 – 18th; 2007 – 10th; 2003 – 26th