North Sails LOFT NEWS

May 30, 2018

SUMMER INTERNS

Who We Are: Kyann Rentzelos

Tell us about yourself.

I’m from Toronto, but I’m always looking for an excuse to get out of the city, either going camping or getting out on the water. I graduated from the University of Toronto this past June, finishing my Bachelor of Science in biology. Since graduating I’ve been pouring myself into sailing as much as I can, racing in beautiful places like Malta and Antigua and getting out into the open ocean for the first time. When I get some down time, I like to spend it reading or cooking.

How long have you been sailing and/or involved in the marine world?

I’ve been sailing since I was 11 years old, and racing since 13.

What are you most looking forward to about working at North Sails?

I’m most looking forward to taking every opportunity to go sailing, learning more about sail construction and how to tell if a sail is properly cut. 

What’s your favourite part about Summer?

Now that I sail year-round, I’d say exploring Canada is my favourite part of summer. Long road trips and camping are definitely a highlight.

What’s your earliest memory of being on the water?

Being a little kid at the cottage with my cousins, hopping in a tube on the back of my uncle’s speedboat. Somehow the tube got up on its side and stayed completely vertical as we got pulled around the lake. Eventually we slowed down, and it flipped right over, bailing us all out.

Who We Are: Kaleb Aberle

Tell us about yourself.

I am currently studying Commerce at the University for Guelph. I have just completed my second year in Economics and Finance. My goal is to get my CFA after university and begin a career in finance. I have always loved be on the water, my parents have a Beneteau that they keep in St Petersburg Florida where I go to escape winter whenever I can.

How long have you been sailing and/or involved in the marine world?

I have been boating for my whole life starting at a very young age at my cottage. I attended South Muskoka Sailing School for most of my childhood where I finished my Bronze sail 5. I have also spent the two summers teaching wakeboarding in Muskoka.

What are you most looking forward to about working at North Sails?

I am looking forward to helping people who share the same love for sailing as I do. I am also very excited to get back to racing and am looking forward to crewing and working on boats.

What’s your favourite part about Summer?

I have always loved summer for the boating and outdoor activities I am a huge water sports fan and love getting out behind the boat at the cottage or racing on Lake Ontario.

What’s your earliest memory of being on the water?

One of my earliest memory’s is taking a nap in the bunk beds below deck in my aunts sail boat in newfound Land as we were sailing. I also clearly remember that when I was young at the cottage we had a big yellow Larson bow rider. My brother and I used to beg my Dad to torpedo the bow of the boat sending water all over the place and filling the bow like a bath tub.

Who We Are: Julia Sommers

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Julia and I just finished my third year at Western University studying Consumer Behaviour under the DAN Management and Organizational studies program. I was on exchange this past semester in the Netherlands at the Nijmegen School of Management. I am very interested in marketing and communications and am glad to be able to learn more from North Sails!

How long have you been sailing and/or involved in the marine world?

I don’t have any sailing experience but am very interested in the sport and love being on the water. My family has always been very involved in rowing so I am familiar with the marine world and the environment of Regatta’s and racing on the water.

What are you most looking forward to about working at North Sails?

I am really excited to be working at North Sails so I can learn more about sailing and also get more experience in terms of marketing and operations.

What’s your favourite part about Summer?

I love being outside and spending time at the cottage in the summer. The beach is my favourite place! Hopefully I can spend some time learning how to sail this summer as well.

What’s your earliest memory of being on the water?

Ever since I was little I’ve always loved to swim or go boating, whether it’s a canoe, kayak, or motorboat. One of my earliest memories on the water is tubing and always begging my parents to let me go at the cottage!