Sail Canada On Deck: Isabella Bertold
Isabella Bertold launched her Next Gen Legacy Fund in January. “On Deck” discussion with the former National Team member from Vancouver, BC.
Congratulations on this initiative! How did this idea come to you?
I guess the idea had been a long time in the making. I have been sailing since the age of five and from that small start in Optis, I’ve had mentors and supporters along the way. I am grateful for all of the people who unselfishly helped me. And I think that’s one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from all of those generous people, that there is so much value in giving back, obviously for those who are getting the help, but also for those doing the giving.
What is the objective of the Legacy Fund?
The objective is to increase high performance sailing opportunities for youth sailors in BC.