RPAYC continues its proud tradition of Club members competing at Olympics with Club Member, Jason Waterhouse along with teammate Lisa Darmanin representing Australia at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in the mixed Nacra17 class.
Jason who won silver in Rio 2016 and came third in the Nacra 17 World Championship in February 2020, will start racing in the heats on 28 July on the Enoshima Yacht Harbour. The motto of the 2020 Summer Olympics is ‘United by Emotion”.
Jason is also the flight controller on the famous winning Australian Sail GP Team, did you see the famous milky way dance after their 2020 season win? – Click HERE to view.
Jason & Lisa are are racing on the Nacra 17 which is a 5.25m racing cat for mixed crew first designed in the USA 2011 and is now a sailing hydrofoil. Jason and Lisa will be competing again against 5 of the other 6 medal winners from the 2016 summer Olympics.
Jason’s advice to young sailors is:
‘Training creates confidence, confidence creates good decisions, good decisions win races, winning races wins regattas!’.
Read more about Jason via the link below.
Good luck Jason from your Club, we are all behind you!
We are compiling messages of support to send through to Jason & Lisa ahead of racing kicking off so make sure to send through any words of wisdom, pics or video that you would like us to share with them. Send your messages through to email@example.com