Event Partners

Torben Grael (BRA)

Name: Torben Grael
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 22/07/1960
Nationality: Brazilian / Italian
Residence: Brazil
First Language: Portuguese
Second Language: English - fluent, Italian - fluent, Spanish - fluent

Roles within World Sailing

Committees / Commissions
Coaches Commission, Equipment Committee, World Sailing Classes Committee

Council Group
Group M - South and West South America, Group N - Central and East South America

Regional Federations
South American Sailing Federation

Other Functions
Youth Olympic Games, Sustainability Commission Member, Youth Sailing World Championship

Sailing Career

2009 ISAF Sailor of the year

2009 Winner, Volvo Ocean Race

2004 Hall of Fame, Yachting Magazine

2000 Finalists, America's Cup

1996 - 2009 4 x nominee, ISAF Sailor of the year award

1984 - 2004 5 x Olympic medallist (2 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze)

1978 - 1999 6 x World Champion (Star, Snipe, Snipe jr., One tonner and 12 metre)

1985 - 2005 9 x World Runner-up Champion (Star, Soling, Snipe, One tonner and 50' class)

1981 - 2004 12 x Continental Champion (Star Europeans, Star South America, Soling Pan America and Soling North America)

Sailing Administration

- Comodore of Rio Yacht Club 2013 / 2014
- Founder and member of the board of Projeto Grael ( Sailing institute ) 1998 / present
- Head Coach of the Brazilian Olympic Team 2013 / Present
- associate of :
late Clube de Brasilia
late Clube do Rio de Janeiro
late Clube de Santos
late Clube de Ubatuba Rio Sailing Club ( Niteroi )
Clube Naval de Charitas

Other Sports Administration

- Member of Brazilian Olympic Committee high performance department

Other Information

1998 - Projeto Grael - Sailing school, professional workshop and environmental programmes
Member of Atletas pela Cidadania
Member of Baia de Guanabara institute

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