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NZL Sailing Team

NZL Sailing Team

New Zealand sailors have a proud tradition of success at the Olympics, highlighted by the record-equalling four medals won at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The high performance programme continually evolves and the focus now is on winning medals at the 2020 Tokyo and 2024 Paris Olympics. The NZL Sailing Team is made up of the best Olympic class sailors in the country and they must reach certain criteria each year to remain in the top team. Below that is the Olympic Development Squad, Aon Fast Track and youth programmes and you can find more information about the pathway to the Olympics here.

 

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    Alex Maloney

    Alex combined with Molly Meech to win silver in the 49erFX at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the pair’s first Olympics, and have set their sights on going one better in Tokyo in 2020.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    2016 Olympics,
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    49erFX (helm)
  • Andy Maloney

    Andy Maloney

    Andy is a different sailor to the one who narrowly missed out on selection for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the Laser to eventual bronze medallist Sam Meech.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    Finn
  • Blair Tuke

    Blair Tuke

    Blair Tuke and Peter Burling are household names not only in New Zealand but also around the world for what they have achieved in their sailing careers and that was one of the reasons why the pair were flagbearers for the New Zealand team at the Rio Olympics.

    Hometown:
    Kerikeri
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    2012 Olympics,
    2016 Olympics,
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (crew)
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    Daniel Willcox

    Dan Willcox and Paul Snow-Hansen are experienced campaigners in the men’s 470, having combined in 2013 to embark on the Road to Rio, and now want to excel in Enoshima, the venue for the 2020 Tokyo OLympics.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    2016 Olympics,
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    Men's 470 (crew)
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    Erica Dawson

    Change has been a constant throughout Erica's sailing career and her latest change seems to be working well.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    Nacra 17
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    Josh Junior

    Josh is back for another crack at an Olympic medal in the Finn after finishing seventh at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He will do it this time as an America’s Cup winner after helping Emirates Team New Zealand claim the Auld Mug in Bermuda in 2017.

    Hometown:
    Wellington
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    2016 Olympics,
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    Finn
  • Logan Dunning Beck

    Logan Dunning Beck

    Logan has a proven track record in the 49er and, together with Oscar Gunn, is among the world's best in the fast-paced skiff.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (helm)
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    Micah Wilkinson

    Sailing was not always at the top of his list as he tried all sorts of sports in his school days at Cambridge High School from go karting to rugby and adventure racing to water polo.

    Hometown:
    Cambridge
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    Nacra 17 (helm)
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    Molly Meech

    Molly combined with Alex Maloney to win silver in the 49erFX at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the pair’s first Olympics, and have set their sights on going one better in Tokyo in 2020.

    Hometown:
    Auckland and Tauranga
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    2016 Olympics,
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    49erFX (crew)
  • Oscar Gunn

    Oscar Gunn

    Oscar is a youngster with tremendous potential who has already established himself as one of the world's best 49er sailors.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (crew)
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    Paul Snow-Hansen

    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox are experienced campaigners in the men’s 470, having combined in 2013 to embark on the Road to Rio, and now want to excel in Enoshima, the venue for the 2020 Tokyo OLympics.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    2012 Olympics,
    2016 Olympics,
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    Men's 470 (helm)
  • Peter Burling

    Peter Burling

    Peter Burling is one half of one of the most successful sailing duos in recent history and, together with Blair Tuke, will be looking to defend the gold medal they won in the 49er class at the Rio Olympics.

    Hometown:
    Tauranga
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    2012 Olympics,
    2016 Olympics,
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (helm)
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    Sam Meech

    Sam has established himself as one of the world’s best Laser sailors who regularly finishes on the podium.

    He did that at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he claimed bronze, and the following year won his first World Cup regatta in Gamagori.

    Hometown:
    Auckland and Tauranga
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    2016 Olympics,
    NZL Sailing Team
    Competition Class(es):
    Laser

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