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Jack Frewin

Date of Birth:
NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
Competition Class(es):
29er crew
Jack Frewin

Top three sailing accomplishments:

  • Selection for the 2019 NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team
  • 2018 Sail Sydney and Sail Melbourne, 29er - 4th
  • 2018 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, 29er - 3rd

Other clubs Jack is a member of:

Howick Sailing Club

Q & A with Jack Frewin

How did you get into sailing?
I got into sailing through a marine education program called Waterwise through my local primary school.

What is your favourite thing to eat after a long day on the water?
Mum’s Coconut chicken with rice

Where is your favourite place to sail?
Howick Sailing Club

What is your favourite thing to do when you’re not sailing?
Spend time with family and friends or any other marine activity such as surfing  kiteboarding, wakeboarding etc.

Who are your role models?
Blair Tuke, Micah Wilkinson and my coach Ian Neely

What is the best thing about sailing your youth class boat?
The speed and close intense racing

What do you hope to achieve in sailing in the upcoming year?
To win a medal at the Youth Sailing World Championships or open world championships 

How will you prepare for the Youth Sailing World Championships and which regattas will you be attending in the lead-up
Eli and I will be attending the New Zealand 29er National championships and training hard with our coaches. we may attend Kiel Week but that is still undecided

What do you hope to achieve in your sailing career?

  • To race in the America's cup or in the Olympics for New Zealand
  • To win a World Championship

What was the proudest moment of your sailing to date, and tell us how you felt?
The moment when I received the letter saying I was going to the Youth Sailig World Championships. I was ecstatic that I got the opportunity to represent New Zealand and that all my hard training had paid off.

Teammate: Eli Liefting

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