Helm: Brian Mills (above right)
Club: Fredericton Yacht Club, Fredericton, NB Canada
Mactaquac Sailing Association  
Age: 58

Crew: Louis Jaillet
Club: Mactaquac Sailing Association, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Age: 39

Worlds Experience:

Worlds Experience:

Sailing History: Brian began sailing at 14 years of age.  Since then he has alternated between racing dinghies and keel boats; long distance cruising on his Douglas 32; and offshore sailing as crew including a Trans Atlantic crossing in ’96.

Over the years, Brian has been Commodore of the Mactaquac Sailing Association; President of the New Brunswick Sailing Association; Coach of the New Brunswick Canada Games Sailing team (4th place); Member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and an Instructor for the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron.  Brian holds a Full Certificate with the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron.


’65 Maritime Pram Championships
‘76/77 Club racing at Mactaquac …Vivacity 20 (keel boat)
’77 Shediac NB to Charlottetown PEI…Vivacity 20 (keel boat)
’78/80 Maritime/Quebec Laser circuit
‘79 Canadian National Laser Championships ...Baddeck NS
’81/ 83 Club racing at Mactaquac…..Wayfarer 4675
‘84/85 Club racing  Fredericton YC….Thunderbird (keel boat)
‘86/95  Club racing  Fredericton YC…  Tanzer 26 (keel boat)
‘02 Club racing at Mactaquac   Wayfarer 4675
‘02 Wayfarer Nationals  8th  W4675
‘03 Wayfarer Nationals  dnf  W4675

Offshore sailing ..as crew:
’91  Myrtle Beach to Tortola BVI  (8 sailing days)
’96  Gibraltar to Antigua  ( transAtlantic in 19 days)

Cruising as Skipper of Douglas 32:
'97 Kingston ON to Shediac NB
'98 Shediac NB to Bras D’Or Lakes  NS
’00 Shediac NB (around Atlantic coast of NS) to Fredericton NB

Sailing History: Born and raised in a fishing community on the East Coast of New Brunswick, Louis enjoys being on the water.  However, his first experience at sailing only happened three years ago and since then, he has been sailing as often as possible in his CL 16.  Louis has participated as crew in two local races and as skipper in a race last fall (2003).  Louis is keen, eager aggressive, and enjoys challenges.

When not sailing: Brian retired at the age of 50 after a long career with the New Brunswick Public Service.  Since that time he has kept himself extremely busy pursuing old passions and finding new ones.  For example … making documentary videos/films, publishing articles on his sailing adventures; learning to play blues harmonica; long distance sailboat cruising; gardening; collecting sports cars and vintage guitar amplifiers; training with the Fredericton Amateur Boxing Club; making and flying model airplanes; sailmaking and sail repair; teaching boating courses for CPS; breeding goldfish; and of course spoiling grandchildren.

When not sailing: Louis is an Innovation, Trade and Investment Officer for a Federal economic development agency.  He is fluent in French and English.

Hobbies: Sailing has been his passion for the last three years.  Louis has also been practicing Pilipino Martial Arts (Arnis de Mano) for the last eight years.  In addition, he enjoys volleyball, jogging and skiing when he is not travelling.

Family: Between them Judy and Brian have 4 married children and six grandchildren with potential for at least one more.

Family:  Family: Coming from a family of seventeen children, Louis is the only smart one who has never gotten married!