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?
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.