My name is Emma De Souza, I am 17 years old and live in Oakville Ontario. I started sailing when I was 7 years old on my grandfathers keel boat. I started my sailing career at Midland Bay Sailing Club in 2012 and continued to sail at midland bay till 2016 when I received my canSail 4 and shoots and wires 2. I am a rep athlete, I play volleyball for the second best team in Canada and am continuing to play volleyball during my university years. I contribute greatly to my schools athletics playing field hockey, volleyball, track and field and co-ed volleyball. I love the outdoors and being able to teach kids, this is also my second summer teaching at Midland bay sailing club. I love being able to share my love of sailing with others, sailing is where I built my confidence, learned new sailing skills and had the most fun all summer!