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Jack Parr

New Plymouth
Western Districts
Competition Class(es):

Top three sailing achievements:
Winning the New Zealand national championships and the New Zealand youth championships in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

How did you get into sailing?
My dad got me into it.

What is your favourite food after a long day on the water?

Where is your favourite place to sail?

What is your favourite thing to do when not sailing?

Who are your role models? 
[American professional big wave surfer and foiler] Kai Lenny.

What is the best thing about sailing your youth class boat?
Going fast, pumping adrenaline and pushing to the max.

What do you hope to achieve in sailing in the next 12 months? 
Compete at the sailing youth worlds in Lake Garda, and the iQFOiL youth and junior worlds in Mallorca.

How will you prepare for the youth sailing world championships? 
Training as much as possible, building fitness, eating healthily.

What are your sailing career goals?
Compete at the Olympics, do The Ocean Race, and work on TP52s.

What was the proudest moment of your sailing to date?
Coming back from breaking my wrist at the start of the season to win the nationals and the youth champs, and being selected again for the youth worlds team.  After my surgery, I worried about my fitness to compete and be ready for the nationals after not sailing for three months. I was relieved and overjoyed to win.


Jack Parr. Photo / Jacob Fewtrell Media