Australian Olympic multi-hull sailor Jason Waterhouse will join SoftBank Team Japan after the 2016 games in Rio. He is currently the number three ranked sailor in the Nacra 17, the mixed multihull Olympic class. Waterhouse has sailed with Team Japan their AC45X test boat in Bermuda. He also has AC45 race experience, having been on the Australian team in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013.
We have plenty of reasons to follow the Olympic sailing this summer – Jason Waterhouse and his crew Lisa Darmanin are obviously favorites to medal in the Nacra 17 catamaran. Fellow Australians Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Artemis Racing will be battling to defend their 2012 gold medal in the 49er skiff against the current world champion Kiwis Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of Emirates Team New Zealand. In the Finn dinghy, Giles Scott of Land Rover BAR is the favorite for gold.
Olympic Sailing Schedule
- Finn: racing begins tomorrow, 9 August. Medal Race 16 August.
- Nacra 17: racing begins Wednesday 10 August. Medal Race 16 August.
- 49er: racing begins Friday, 12 August. Medal Race 18 August.
Full schedule available on the World Sailing site here.