David spent four years at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point , New York. His 3rd year at college was spent on a merchant ship traveling the world. David won a national championship in 2002 and also earned honourable mention All American as a sophomore and was an All American as a senior. Additionally he sailed in the Laser Radial Worlds in 2002 finishing 4th.
Upon his return to Canada he qualified for the Canadian Sailing Team and campaigned actively for the 2008 Olympics, competing for Canada on the World Cup Circuit. However, his efforts fell short.
Wright made his comeback in the next quadrennial and has now secured his spot for the 2012 London Olympics!
1st at 2012 Laser Midwinters
3rd at the Miami OCR
12th at the Olympic Test Event
6th at 2012 Sail for Gold Regatta
6th at 2009 Laser World Championships