Puig Women's America's Cup

Isabella Bertold


Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Captain


Vancouver, BC



Meet Isabella Bertold, Canada’s Women Team Captain. For 17 years, Isabella was a member of the Canadian National Sailing Team, winning two World Cup medals in the ILCA 6 class, and reaching a career-high ranking of 2nd in the world. After retiring from competitive sailing, Isabella switched gears, literally, and traded her sails in for spokes and hit the pavement as a UCI Professional Cyclist.


Drawn back to the water, Isabella returned to competitive racing as the strategist for Canada’s SailGP team in 2022 and helped lead the team to a historic victory in Christchurch in April 2023, marking Canada’s first-ever win in the F50 class.


Isabella holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business, and a Master of Finance and Sustainability from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Passionate about empowering the next generation of female athletes, Isabella launched the Next Gen Legacy Fund in 2021 to support youth sailors in British Columbia.