UniCredit Youth America's Cup

Galen Richardson


Royal Canadian Yacht Club


Toronto, ON



Galen Richardson has been competing in high-performance dinghies since he was fourteen. Starting in the 29er before transitioning to the 49er, Galen competed at the 2018 29er World Championship in Hong Kong, and placed fourth at the 2019 49er North Americans Championship in Kingston.


In 2022, Galen teamed up with Madeline Gillis of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and transitioned to the Olympic foiling class, the Nacra 17. Galen and Madeline most recently competed at the 2024 Nacra 17 World Championship in France, with their sights set on representing Canada at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. Galen has worked for the SailGP Tech Team in the Electronics Department at several events, and for the Canadian SailGP team as a member of the Shore Team. 


Galen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Studies from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and is a Canadian Sailing Development Squad member.