Two women hang off the edge of their racing sailboat as they compete in a regatta© Sailing Energy
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Antonia Lewin-LaFrance


Antonia Lewin-LaFrance qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games with her younger sister Georgia at the 49er and 49er FX World Championships in Lanzarote, Spain in March 2024. Ranked 10th after the opening series of 49er FX races, they finished second in the medal race, which moved them up to eighth place overall, which was enough to claim Canada’s Olympic quota spot in the 49er FX.

The Lewin-LaFrance sisters finished eighth again at the 2024 49er FX European Championships in May – their last major competition before their Olympic debut. In between, they finished just off the podium in fourth place at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, a World Cup Series regatta.

In the fall of 2021, the sisters won the bronze medal at the 2021 49er FX European Championships and then finished sixth at the 2021 49er FX World Championships in Oman — the best Canadian performance ever at this competition that has been held since 2013.

The sisters grew up sailing in different classes and decided to team up for an Olympic campaign towards Paris 2024 in May 2018.

Antonia and Georgia were named Sailing Canada’s Sailors of the Year in 2022.

A Little More About Antonia

Getting into the Sport: Started sailing on a Laser sailboat at their cottage… Joined the Chester Yacht Club at 8 years old… Found her passion for competitive sailing as a teenager while racing Laser Radials on the North American circuit… Outside Interests: Has a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University…Has aspirations to go to medical school…

Notable International Results

World Sailing Championships: 2023 – 13th (49er FX)

Class World Championships: 2024 – 8th (49er FX); 2022 – 14th (49er FX); 2021 – 6th (49er FX); 2020 – 39th (49er FX)