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Sam Meech

Hometown:
Auckland and Tauranga
Date of Birth:
1991-04-05
Teams:
2016 Olympics,
NZL Sailing Team
Competition Class(es):
Laser
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Sam has established himself as one of the world’s best Laser sailors and delivered with a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He’s since gone on to win his first World Cup regatta in Gamagori in 2017 and also claimed victory at Sail Sydney and started 2018 well with a fourth-placed finish at the World Cup regatta in Miami.

Sam hails from Tauranga but spent a good part of his childhood cruising internationally on the family keelboat. His younger sister, Molly, is also a member of the NZL Sailing Team and won silver with Alex Maloney in the 49er FX at the Rio Olympics.

He’s coached by Mark Howard.

Career highlights:

  • 2018 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - 2nd

  • 2018 World Cup Miami - 4th

  • 2017 Sail Sydney - 1st

  • 2017 Enoshima Olympic Week - 4th

  • 2017 World Cup Gamagori - 1st

  • 2017 Laser world championships - 12th

  • 2017 world championships test event - 3rd

  • 2017 World Cup Hyeres - 9th

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games - Bronze

  • 2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 2nd

  • 2016 Sailing World Cup Miami - 3rd

  • 2015 Laser World Championships - 7th

  • 2014 Laser World Championship - 9th

  • 2014 Olympic Test Event, Rio - 9th

  • 2014 Delta Lloyd Regatta - 1st

  • 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – 3rd

  • 2013 Red Bull Youth America's Cup champions

  • 2013 Laser World Championships - 13th

  • 2013 Sail for Gold Regatta - 1st

  • 2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta - 5th

  • 2013 Laser Europa Cup - 1st

  • 2012 Sail Sydney Regatta - 1st