Gabriele Johannsson with her silver medal from the BC Summer Games

Johannsson brings home silver medal from BC Games

Ashcroft teenager wins silver medal in sailing at the BC Summer Games.

Ashcroft sea cadet Gabriele Johannsson had a summer this year more special than others. Not only did she compete in this year’s Summer Games, but she returned with a silver medal in Sailing.

All of Johannsson’s sailing opportunities have come through her involvement with 347 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Avenger in Ashcroft.

Petty Officer First Class Johannsson got her first taste of sailing  at CFB Comox three years ago when she was 13. Now it’s all she wants to do.

She was selected to compete in the Games as one of seven two-person teams.

She and her team mate Emily Roberts from Vancouver competed with 12 other boats in their class.

“We were pretty excited just to be there and see what was happening,” she said. “It turned out pretty good!”

Her next goal is to qualify for the annual National Regatta at the Royal Military College in Kingston on Lake Ontario.

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