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Nathan Outteridge (AUS)

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Name Nathan Outteridge
Nation AUS
Date of Birth 28 January 1986
Place of Birth Australia

Nathan Outteridge is an outstanding sailing talent who has demonstrated his abilities through a diverse range of classes. After a trio of gold medals at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in the early naughties, it hasn't taken long for Outteridge to make his mark on the Olympic circuit, sailing a 49er. Now aged 23 Outteridge teamed up with Iain Jensen early in 2009 to campaign for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition and the pair picked up a win at their first event together, the Delta Lloyd Regatta. The next stop for Outteridge was Sardinia for the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship where he sailed as tactician on Estate Master, guiding the team to ninth place at his first international regatta in the class.

Back in the 49er Outteridge went to Riva del Garda for the World Championship as defending champion. A consistent regatta gave him his second regatta win with Jensen but most importantly, it was the big one, the 2009 49er World Championships. Staying in Garda, Outteridge downsized slightly to compete at the 29er Worlds as crew for Lauren Jeffries. Outteridge picked up his first World Championship silver medal, narrowly beating sister Hayley sailing with his 49er crew Jensen!

Another change of boat finished off this season for Outteridge and he picked up both the Australian and US national titles in the International Moth before clinching an outstanding silver medal at the class worlds in Oregon, USA.

49er

2 - Sydney International Regatta, Sydney, AUS - ISAF Grade 2 - Dec 2008
1 - Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, NED - ISAF Grade 1 - May 2009
1 - 49er World Championship, Riva del Garda, ITA - ISAF Grade W - Jun 2009

29er

2 - 29er World Championship, Riva del Garda, ITA - Jun 2009 (crew)

International Moth

1 - Zhik International Moth Australian National Championship, Geelong, AUS - Jan 2009
1 - US National Championship (pre-Worlds), Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA - Aug 2009
2 - CST Composites International Moth World Championship, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA - Aug 2009

Farr40 - Estate Master - tactician

9 - Farr 40 World Championship, Sardinia, ITA - Jun 2009

A-Cat

11 - A-Class World Championship, Belmont, AUS - Jan 2009

Q&A

What inspired you to take up sailing?

What was the first boat you ever sailed and how old were you?

A Sabot when I was 3.

Name your first sailing club

What was the first event you competed in and in what year?

The first event I won was the Sabot Nationals in 2000

What are you personal sailing career highlights?

Winning 3 ISAF Youth Worlds gold medals and winning the 2008 & 2009 49er Worlds

What are your future sailing goals?

To win an Olympic gold medal

Who has had the greatest impact on your sailing and career and why?

My dad.

Who is your sailing hero?

Chris Nicholson

What other sports do you enjoy?

Sailboarding and cycling

What does being nominated for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards mean to you and how would you feel if you were voted the winner?

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