Name: Nikola Girke
Sport: Sailing – Windsurfing
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Nickname: Nikki G, Naki, Pickle
Favorite Sports Memory: Winning my first ever World Cup Race this June on the Olympic course!!!
How you got involved in your sport: I started sailing at sailing summer camp when I was 9 and I loved it. By 12 I was racing and haven’t really ever stopped.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: When I was 12, after my first racing experiences.
Favorite Quote: “Dare to Dream, Dare to Achieve, Dare to Succeed” – Nikola Girke
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund’s support not only allows athletes like myself to train and compete on the world stage, but it also inspires me to be a part of this incredible organization that unites athletes, depending on their support to help continue supporting Canadian athletes.
Best Result: 9th at Pre-Olympics 2011
Fun Facts: -I never finish practice races
-I never wear the regatta t-shirt until the regatta is over
-I’m a classic VW bus enthusiast
-I have 3 wigs and hence 3 alter egos! They look completely real and only come out on some special occasions. Hahaha