Rolex Middle Sea Race
21 Oct 14
After three complete days at sea only three boats competing in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race have passed the northwest tip of Sicily, roughly the halfway point of the race.
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|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.
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
2 - 29er World Championship, Riva del Garda, ITA - Jun 2009 (crew)
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
9 - Farr 40 World Championship, Sardinia, ITA - Jun 2009
11 - A-Class World Championship, Belmont, AUS - Jan 2009
A Sabot when I was 3.
The first event I won was the Sabot Nationals in 2000
Winning 3 ISAF Youth Worlds gold medals and winning the 2008 & 2009 49er Worlds
To win an Olympic gold medal
Sailboarding and cycling