Biography:

Jay-Deakin_600Jay Deakin has a wealth of international experience, having competed at five Lightning World Championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009) and two Soling World Championships (2007, 2009). In 2009 his Lightning skipper was Pan Am Games teammate Jamie Allan. He lists his seventh place finish at the 2003 World Championships as a career highlight.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents John Deakin and Nancy Kemp-Deakin… Younger sister Lindsay… Partner Cynthia Ferlaino… Sons Ben (born June 2010) and Luke (born February 2012)… Getting into the Sport: Started sailing at age 10… The sport was a family pursuit… Outside Interests: Enjoys golfing, skiing and running… Works as a real estate broker… Has his Bachelor of Commerce and a post-grad in real estate appraisal… Supports AMBCAL Family Services in Pointe-Claire, a local charity that helps teens in trouble… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Jay Bird… Role model is 1999 Pan Am Games Lightning bronze medallist Larry McDonald for his commitment to youth in sailing… Likes to be the first boat in the water…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Lightning WCh: 2009 – 18th; 2007 – 10th; 2003 – 7th