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Irving, Todd '88 - Sailing

While at Ridley, Todd was a valued member of the school's football, rugby and hockey teams. He also rowed with the Lightweight 8 in 1986—and ruefully recalls placing second in every regatta. Later, he sailed to success as part of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club racing team, winning multiple regattas, including the Ontario and Canadian Championships in 2006.

Of course, it was never just about winning. This recipient of the 1988 Sportsmanship Award for Football believes in the following tenets: build a great team and rely on them; set specific goals; and practice with purpose. Todd's role as a builder is evident in his work with Sail Ontario, where he served as a board member and later, president.

Currently, Todd is president of national yachting association, Sail Canada. His visionary leadership has transformed the training arm of the organization by relying on data and analytics to improve the success of athletes and achieve greater international performance.
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