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Liv MacKay

Date of Birth:
NZL Sailing Team
Competition Class(es):
Nacra 17 (helm)

Liv and Micah Wilkinson are the newest members of the NZL Sailing Team, but feel they have emerged at just the right time as the Nacra 17 moved into foiling. The pair have considerable foiling experience, having won the 2016 Red Bull Foiling Generation world title and they were 10th at the 2017 Nacra world championships despite taking possession of their foiling catamaran only three days before racing started.

Liv’s talents have been widely recognised and she was invited to join the Magenta Project’s team for the World Match Racing Tour, even helming the team in Croatia. She also helmed a Portuguese wildcard entry in the Madeira leg of the Extreme Sailing Series (Micah was a member of the crew).

Liv Mackay

Career highlights

  • 2017 Nacra world championships - 10th

  • 2016 Sailing World Cup Final - 2nd

  • 2016 Red Bull Foiling Generation - 1st

  • 2016 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland - 13th

  • 2016 Red Bull Foiling Generation NZ Series - 1st

  • 2016 U23 Nacra world championships - 1st

  • 2016 Nacra 17 world championship - 19th

  • 2015 Nacra 17 world championship – 35th

  • 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship – 18th

  • 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship – 6th

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