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Micah WIlkinson and Erica Dawson

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 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 recently teamed up with Olivia Hobbs as the pair target the 2024 Paris Olympics. They've made a good start, finishing second at both the 2022 49erFX national championships and Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Competition Class(es):
    49erFX (helm)
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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 considering she's off to the Tokyo Olympics.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Competition Class(es):
    Nacra 17
  • George Gautrey

    George Gautrey

    George is establishing himself well in the international Laser fleet, highlighted by his third placing at the 2019 Laser world championships in Japan and top-10 finishes at other regattas throughout the year.

    Hometown:
    Wellington
    Date of Birth:
    Competition Class(es):
    ILCA 7 (Laser)
  • Isaac McHardie

    Isaac McHardie 

    Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie are looking to break through into the top tier of 49er sailors over the next couple of years after making significant strides in recent times. 

    Hometown:
    Hamilton
    Date of Birth:
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (helm)
  • Jo Aleh

    Jo Aleh

    Jo needs little introduction, as a two-time women’s 470 Olympic medallist, former world champion and former Female World Sailor of the Year, but has jumped into a new class and partnership in recent times.

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Competition Class(es):
    49erFX
  • 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:
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (helm)
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    Micah Wilkinson

    Sailing was not always at the top of Micah's 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:
    Competition Class(es):
    Nacra 17 (helm)
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    Molly Meech

    Molly recently teamed up with Jo Aleh in the 49erFX and the pair now have their sights on winning a medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

    Hometown:
    Auckland and Tauranga
    Date of Birth:
    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:
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (crew)
  • Tom Saunders

    Tom Saunders

    Tom has been competing internationally for the past decade, with a number of notable results, but made a significant breakthrough late last year when he became just the second New Zealander after Nik Burfoot in 1994 to win the ILCA 7 (Laser) world title in the 50-year history of the class.

    Hometown:
    Tauranga
    Date of Birth:
    Competition Class(es):
    Laser
  • Veerle ten Have

    Veerle ten Have

    Veerle is this country’s top prospect in women’s windfoiling, having dominated the local scene for a number of years.

    Hometown:
    Tauranga
    Date of Birth:
    Competition Class(es):
    Windfoiling
  • Will McKenzie

    William McKenzie

    Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie are looking to break through into the top tier of 49er sailors over the next couple of years after making significant strides in recent times. 

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (crew)

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