Team NFL Canada Games 2009: Becky Power

Sailor Becky Power is a native of St. John’s, nfld. She has been competing in the sport of sailing for more than 8 years.

Sailor Becky Power is a native of St. John’s, nfld. She has been competing in the sport of sailing for more than 8 years. The 2009 Canada Games in PEI will be the second time that Becky has represented Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the Games. In 2005, competing in Regina, she came sixth in the single-handed byte class, after running into problems with her boat.

Last year, she was named the top female in the youth category at the Canadian Laser Sailing Championships and finished 2nd overall at the Pumpkin Bowl Regatta in Vancouver where she was named top female. In 2006, Becky finished 2nd at the Canadian Yachting Association Youth Nationals.

Becky will be Going For It this year as she tries to capture a third straight podium finish for Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s sailing team at a Summer Games. In London, Ont., in 2001, Jonathan and Justin Ladha were third, followed by another bronze-medal performance by Ladha and Daniel Inkpen in 2005.

Becky lives and breathes excellence training hard with the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club High Performance Race Team and going into third year with the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia. Becky has excelled academically and scholastically. She has been recognized for achieving a balance of both when she received the Team Gushue Scholarship for athletic and academic excellence.

Celebrating her 19th birthday during the Games, Becky is someone who knows how to have fun. In fact, Keep It Fun is the True Sport Principle that speaks to her the most. “I think it’s very important to always have fun!  A lot of people tend to forget to have fun when they become very serious in a sport. But over the years I have learned that having fun is one of the most important keys to success in sport!” she says. This resolve to Keep It Fun is indicative of a genuine love for sailing and it comes across so obviously to anyone Becky meets.

The True Sport Movement would like to congratulate Becky on her attitude toward good sport and wish her the best success at the 2009 Canada Summer Games and beyond!