Zachary (Zac) Plavsic

Name: Zachary (Zac) Plavsiczac-plavsic
Sport: Sailing
Hometown: West Vancouver, BC
Nickname: ZIPPY  (Zachary Ilia Plavsic = ZIP)

Favorite Sports Memory:
Watching the Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team win Gold in Vancouver

Favorite Quote:
Winners never quite and quitters never win
– My Father

CAN Fund Testimonial:
CAN Fund allowed me to stop sleeping in my car while training in Europe leading up to the 2008 Olympics. This year it will get me down to New Zealand to join my training group of the best windsurfers in the world. The CAN Fund has had a major influence on my athletic career and I feel honored to be a part of the CAN Fund family!

Best Result:
23rd at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (1st Canadian to qualify since 1996),
3rd Miami World Cup.
4th New Zealand World Cup
5th German World Cup

Fun Facts: 
I love surfing, bike racing and snowboarding. I enjoy doing graphic design.  My Favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber. I played on the BC All-star Hockey Team and I have a Black Belt in Taekwondo.  When I was 15 I crossed the Atlantic Ocean.  I helped start the mattress recycling movement in Western Canada, and I am very passionate about our environment.