Isaac McHardie

29er Skiff Crew
Date of birth: 
Sunday, July 6, 1997

Isaac McHardie has been selected, together with Markus Somerville, to represent New Zealand in the 29er skiff class at the 2014 ISAF Youth World Championships on from 12-19 July in Tavira, Portugal. 

In 2013 Isaac McHardie won a gold medal sailing with Micah Wilkinson in the SL16 at the 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Limmasol, Cyprus.


Top 3 Sailing Achievements…

  • SL16 Youth World Champion
  • P-Class Winner of the Tanner Cup
  • P-Class Winner of the Tauranga Cup

Q&A with Isaac McHardie

Q: How did you get into sailing?
A: My Mum and my Pa were sailors and they got me into it.     

Q: Favourite thing to eat after a long day on the water?
A: Pasta

Q: Favourite place to sail?
A: Auckland harbour

Q: Which New Zealand sailors do you admire most?
A: Peter Burling and Blair Tuke

Q: What is the best thing about sailing your youth class boat?
A: The speed

Q: How will you prepare for the Youth Worlds and which regattas will you be attending in the lead-up?
A: Train as much and as hard as we can, be fit and strong. We did the RYA Youth Nationals in Great Britain

Q: What was the most proud moment of your sailing to date, and tell us how you felt?
A: Standing on top of the podium at the 2013 ISAF Youth World Championships with the kiwi national anthem playing. I felt very proud to be from New Zealand.