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

Georgia Lewin-LaFrance


Georgia Lewin-LaFrance qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games with her older sister Antonia 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. In their first

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

A Little More About Georgia

Getting into the Sport: Started sailing at 7 years old in the junior sailing program at the Chester Yacht Club in Nova Scotia… Competed in her first regatta when she was 10… Loves sailing because of all the factors that influence the sport – geography, weather, equipment, etc… Outside Interests: Graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in civil engineering… Enjoys bouldering in the off-season to help maintain upper body and grip strength… Odds and Ends: Always taps the top of her head three times leading up to an event if she, or someone else, says something that could jinx her… Favourite mottos: “Less is more” and “Keep the basic things simple”…

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)