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Olympic Development Squad

Olympic Development Squad

Sailors in the Olympic Development Squad are on the cusp of the top-tier NZL Sailing Team and have the potential to make the next Olympic Games.

 

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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,
    Olympic Development Squad
    Competition Class(es):
    Men's 470 (crew)
  • Josh Porebski

    Josh Porebski knows what it takes to succeed at international level, having collected silver with Marcus Hansen at the 2013 49er world championships. He's now teamed up with Trent Rippey, and switched to the helm, and the pair have won medals at World Cup regattas.

    Hometown:
    Wellington
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    Olympic Development Squad
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (helm)
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    Liv MacKay

    Liv and Micah Wilkinson have considerable foiling experience, having won the 2016 Red Bull Foiling Generation world title and they were 10th at the 2017 Nacra world championships despite taking possession of their foiling catamaran only three days before racing started.

    Hometown:
    Napier
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    Olympic Development Squad
    Competition Class(es):
    Nacra 17 (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:
    Olympic Development Squad
    Competition Class(es):
    Nacra 17 (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,
    Olympic Development Squad
    Competition Class(es):
    Men's 470 (helm)
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    Tom Saunders

    Tom has been a regular on the world Laser circuit since 2012 but had a breakthrough season in 2017, beating a quality field at Enoshima Olympic Week - the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - and consistently finishing near the front of the fleet at other major regattas.

    Hometown:
    Tauranga
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    Olympic Development Squad
    Competition Class(es):
    Laser
  • Trent Rippey

    Trent is forming a good partnership with Josh Porebski in the 49er, with the pair collecting medals at World Cup level.

    Hometown:
    Tauranga
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    Olympic Development Squad
    Competition Class(es):
    49er (crew)