Erik Stibbe joined CYA in 2010 from the New South Wales Institute of Sport Sailing Program where he was head coach. Erik was Australia’s National Coach for the Laser and Europe classes, enjoying World and Olympic podium success with a number of Australian sailors.
In 2008 and 2009 the Sailing Program was awarded NSWIS Program of the Year against 23 other sports and Erik was nominated as coach of the year. Erik’s wife Jenny, won Gold in the 470 class in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Erik, his wife and two children are based in Vancouver, in association with the Pacific Sports Centre.