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Sam Meech

Hometown:
Auckland and Tauranga
Date of Birth:
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 was a consistent finisher on the podium throughout 2018 which saw him finish the year as the world's No 1-ranked Laser sailor.

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:

  • 2019 Laser world championships - 4th

  • 2019 Laser European Championships - 2nd

  • 2019 Hyeres Regatta - 2nd

  • 2019 Miami World Cup - 2nd

  • 2018 Enoshima World Cup - 3rd

  • 2018 sailing world championships - 4th

  • 2018 Laser European championships - 2nd

  • 2018 Hyeres World Cup - 2nd

  • 2018 Princess Sofia Regatta - 2nd

  • 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