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Aimee Bright

Date of Birth:
Competition Class(es):
Youth iQFOiL
Qualification name
Assistant LTS Coach (Dinghy)
Expiry date
Aimee Bright Profile 2022

Top three sailing accomplishments:

  • 2022 NZ Windfoiling Nationals - 3rd Silver Fleet, 3rd Overall Woman, 1st Youth girl
  • 2021 NZ Windfoiling Nationals - 1st Youth Female 
  • 2019 29er North Island Champs - 1st female

Q & A with Aimee

How did you get into sailing?
My parents were good sailors so I figured I would give it a go and registered with the Sir Russell Coutts sailing foundation.

What is your favourite thing to eat after a long day on the water?
Pizza bread

Where is your favourite place to sail?
Manly Sailing Club, its my home club. I know the bay really well and there are always friends out sailing to meet up with.

What is your favourite thing to do when you’re not sailing?
Winging, surfing, volleyball, waterpolo, art, jewellery making, watching movies

Who are your role models?
My sister Samantha who is in the USA playing waterpolo, Verle Ten Have and Brianna Orams because they are so helpful and never met such powerful girls that keep up with the boys.

What is the best thing about sailing your youth class boat?
Being able to foil, the feeling of foiling and going fast.

What do you hope to achieve in sailing in the upcoming year?
To get as fit and strong as I can for windfoiling and stay happy and continue to love my sailing.

How will you prepare for the Youth Sailing World Championships and which regattas will you be attending in the lead-up?
Doing the Aon clinics, sailing 3 x a week when possible, Sailing in all the regattas in NZ leading up the the worlds. Having some specific training with just Jack (other youth sailor) and Patrick the coach.

What do you hope to achieve in your sailing career?
To have as much fun as I can, travel overseas with good people and experience international regattas independently. 

What was the proudest moment of your sailing to date, and tell us how you felt?
The first windfoiling regatta I did, I had only been windfoling 2 weeks before hand, I got my Olympic gear on the day and made it to the start line when it was really windy and finished 2 races without coming last.

World Sailing Sailor Profile

Aimee Bright - 2022 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta