David Jarvis


David-Jarvis_600The biggest highlight of David Jarvis’ sailing career thus far has been participating in the 2001-02 Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world competition that started in September 2001 and ended in June 2002. Jarvis was part of the crew of the Djuice Dragons, a Norwegian yacht that finished sixth. In 2011 and 2013 Jarvis was part of the crew skippered by Terry McLaughlin that won the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Among his other international races are the 2007 and 2010 Canada’s Cup and multiple world championships, including the J24.


Family: Older sister Katie… Twin sister Fiona… Younger brother Geoff… Moved to Canada in 1968 at age 2 when his parents Michael and Sheila found work opportunities… Getting into the Sport: Started sailing at summer camp at age 10 when he had great fun being pushed off the dock and into the lake… Outside Interests: Enjoys stand up paddling, skiing, and photography… Works for Telus-Public Mobile in Web Enablement… Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario… Odds and Ends: Pre competition ritual includes removing the word ‘hope’ from his vocabulary…