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Alex Maloney

Hometown:
Auckland
Date of Birth:
1992-03-19
Teams:
2016 Olympics,
NZL Sailing Team
Competition Class(es):
49erFX (helm)
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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.

A representative of the Murrays Bay Sailing Club, Alex has sailed all her life, growing up on the family cruising boat and going on to prove herself as a talented competitive sailor. She was third overall at the 2007 Optimist world championships and went on to claim gold at the 2009 420 world championships and silver in the 29er at the 2010 Youth Sailing World Championships.

When the 49erFX skiff was announced as an Olympic event in 2013, Alex and Molly quickly launched their Olympic campaign and went on to win the inaugural 49erFX world championship crown that year.

The pair are now coached by Nathan Handley, who helped Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie to Olympic gold (London 2012) and silver (Rio 2016) and was eighth with Dan Slater in the 49er at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Alex Maloney

Career highlights:

  • 2017 Sail Sydney - 1st

  • 2017 Enoshima Olympic Week - 1st

  • 2017 49erFX world championships - 3rd

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games - 2nd

  • 2016 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland - 2nd

  • 2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 9th

  • 2016 49er & 49erFX European Championship, Barcelona - 5th

  • 2016 49er & 49erFX World Championship, Clearwater - 8th

  • 2016 World Sailing Cup Miami - 1st

  • 2015 Olympic Test Event - 4th

  • 2015 World Sailing Cup Weymouth - 2nd

  • 2014 Olympic Test Event, Rio - 2nd

  • 2014 49erFX European Championship - 3rd

  • 2013 49erFX world championships - 1st

  • 2013 49erFX European Championship - 3rd

  • 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 49erFX - 1st

  • 2010 ISAF Sailing Youth World Championships, 29er class - 2nd

  • 2009 Ladies 420 world championships - 1st

  • 2007 IODA Optimist world championships - 3rd

  • See full results history here