Name: Yale Steinepreis
Hometown: Fremantle, Western Australia
Club: Bayswater Paddlesports Club
Coach(s): Ramon Andersson
- How did you get into paddling? I first discovered paddling as my Grandmother was a very impressive paddler and it was only that she mentioned a TID program that I thought I would try out.
- What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far? I think my biggest accomplishment would be making each of the Australian teams over my paddling career as at the time they all felt as big and important as each other.
- What keeps you busy outside of Kayaking?What is your current Occupation and/or University degree? Outside of kayaking I spend most my time between university (Business Law and Finance degree) or work (Office Administration) and with my friends and family.
- Who is the greatest Influence on your career? My greatest influence would be my coach Ramon Andersson who consistently proves to me that you can always push yourself harder.
- Do you have any superstitions before a race? When I was younger I definitely had a few little race rituals that I liked to stick by but I have learnt that the less things you make a necessity the less that can go wrong if for some reason you aren’t able to do them.
- What is your favourite course to paddle on? My favourite course would be Champion Lakes in Perth as its my home course and it provides some opportunities for fast times.
- Previous National Teams: 2014 – Olympic Hopes, 2015 – Junior World Championships, 2017 – U23 World Championships, 2018 – Asia Pacific Sprint Regatta, 2018 – U23 World Championships.
10th (K4 500) – ICF U23 World Championships (Pitesti, BLR)
13th (K2 500) – – ICF U23 World Championships (Pitesti, BLR)
3rd (K2 200) – National Championships (Champion Lakes, WA)
7th (K2 500) – National Championships (Champion Lakes, WA)
9th (K1 200) – National Championships (Champion Lakes, WA)
8th (K4 500) – ICF Junior World Championships (Montemor-0-Velho, POR)