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Blake McGlashan

Date of Birth:
NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
Competition Class(es):
420 Crew
Blake McGlashan

Top three sailing accomplishments:

  • 2018 420 Open World Champion
  • 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, 420 - 5th
  • 2018 & 2019 NZ 420 Nationals Champion

Q & A with Blake McGlashan

How did you get into sailing?
Dad was an avid sailor and some of my mates were doing it, so I was signed up too.

What is your favourite thing to eat after a long day on the water?
Pasta, Pizza, mac 'n' cheese

Where is your favourite place to sail?
Corpus Christi, Texas

What is your favourite thing to do when you’re not sailing?
Surfing, skiing

Who are your role models?
Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Dan Willcox, Paul Snow-Hansen

What is the best thing about sailing your youth class boat?
The technicality and tight racing.

What do you hope to achieve in sailing in the upcoming year?
To win the Youth Worlds and to defend our Open World title.

How will you prepare for the Youth Sailing World Championships and which regattas will you be attending in the lead-up?
By doing speed testing and testing settings with a lot of on the water training.

What do you hope to achieve in your sailing career?
To win an Olympic gold medal. To be in the America's Cup.

What was the proudest moment of your sailing to date, and tell us how you felt?
Winning Open Worlds. It didn't sink in for a couple of days, super pumped and happy.

Teammate: Seb Menzies

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