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Isaac McHardie 

Hometown:
Hamilton
Date of Birth:
1997-06-07
Teams:
Aon Fast Track Squad
Competition Class(es):
49er (helm)
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Isaac, who is a member of the Aon Fast Track programme, started sailing when aged 10, and achieved considerable success in the Optimist, P-Class, Starling, 29er and Foiling Moth and he's now Olympic campaigning in a 49er with crew, William McKenzie. His ultimate goal is to win the America's Cup.
Isaac won the 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in the SL16 catamaran and followed that up with bronze in the 29er at the 2014 ISAF Youth World Championships. He also finished second in the 2016 Red Bull Foiling Generation and was a member of the NZL Sailing Team who finished second at the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda.

Career highlights

  • 2018 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - 7th
  • 2017 Sail Sydney - 4th
  • 2017 Enoshima Olympic Week - 10th
  • 2017 Gamagori World Cup - 5th
  • 2017 49er world championships - 28th
  • 2017 49er European championships - 38th
  • 2016 Red Bull Foiling Generation - 2nd
  • 2016 49er national championships - 3rd
  • 2014 New Zealand 29er national championships - 1st
  • 2014 Sir Peter Blake Memorial Champs, 29er - 1st
  • 2014 Sail Auckland Champs, 29er, 2nd
  • ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 29er - 3rd
  • 2013 Waikato Junior Sportsman of the year finalist
  • 2013 Yachting New Zealand Young Emerging Talent AwardGreat Britain 29er National Champion
  • 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships SL16 catamaran - 1st
  • 2013 Junior Sail Auckland Starling - 1st
  • 2012 Optimist world championships team
  • 2012 Winner P-Class Interprovincial Tanner Cup
  • 2012 P-Class national championships - 1st
  • 2012 29er Winter Championships - 1st
  • 2011 Sir Peter Blake Memorial Trophy (most outstanding P Class Sailor Award)
  • Yachting New Zealand Volvo Young Sailor of the Year
  • 2011 Optimist world championships team
  • 2011 P-Class Interprovincial Tanner Cup - 1st
  • 2011 P-Class North Island championships - 1st

Team mate: William McKenzie