HobbiesOutdoor adventure activities - mountain biking, hiking, windsurfing, kayaking, bushwalking etc
Amusing Sporting EpisodeAny day on a 49er
Sporting InjuriesLow back problems for 3 years while sailing lasers.Lots of bruises and bumps from 49ers!
SuperstitionsPerserverance and hard work are the keys to success, never get a haircut during a regatta. never wear the regatta t-shirt before the end of the regatta.
Best Sporting AchievementWinning 2000 Youth Worlds & winning 2008 49er World Championship - we went into the Medal Race equal on points with the 2007 Champs and then lead the race from start to finish in perfect 15kn conditions in our home country
Why This SportLove the mix of physical fitness, highly technical skills, and complex tactics and strategies. No other sport has that all round challenge.
Most Influential Person In CareerLots of people. My parents and my coaches by far and away have been the most helpful and supportive.
Most Admired PersonThose that have succeeded over many years in different classes. Incl Ben Ainslie, Robert Schiedt.
Awards2000 Australian Sports Medal, 2001 Australian and NSW Youth Sailor of the Year, 2000 NSWIS Award for Academic Excellence.
Non Sailing Achievement99.45/100 UAI at High schoolGraduated as a Physiotherapist