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Info & Biography

Date of Birth

19.02.1978

Nationality

Australian

Residence

Australia

Disciplines

Kite foil, wave kiting

Favorite move

hydrofoil gybe

Favorite beach

Nusa Togat (Sumatra, Indonesia)

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I grew up in Tasmania, sailing on my fathers yacht and racing dinghies from the age of 10.  In 2000 left my full time job as a Radiographer and went travelling overseas to snowboard in Canada and Surf and sail and learn to kite board in the Caribbean.  I spent the following 10 years working on yachts delivering, maintaining and racing them in different regattas around the world including three Sydney to Hobart and the fastnet yacht races.    I was able to carry my equipment aboard and lucky enough to kite in some amazing remote locations around the world.  In 2013 I learnt to ride the race board, but quickly progressed to the hydrofoil, and have been competing for the past 2 years. In 2016, I left my full time job as Captain of a Swan 68, to allow me more time to time to train and race the Hydrofoil pro tour, Kite foil Gold cup and Kite formulae world cup.

Career highlights

2016

Hydrofoil pro tour 4th overall

2016

1st Female, Australian Nationals, 3rd master

2016

2nd Female, IKA Gold cup, Qatar

2016

5th Female, Formulae world cup, China

2016

4rth Female, Hydrofoil Pro tour, Mauritius

2016

5th Female, IKA Gold Cup, Gizzeria Italy

2016

3rd Female, European Open Kite foil Championships, Cagliary Italy

2016

4th Female, Hydrofoil pro tour, Mexico

2016

1st Female, 6th overall, New Zealand Open kite foil nationals, Lake Taupo

2016

1st Female, 6th overall,  West Australian State Titles, Coogee

2016

1st Female, 3rd overall, Auckland Anniversary regatta, Takapuna

2015

4th Female – pending results, Leighton – Lighthouse

2015

2nd Female, 19th overall, Kite foil gold cup, Townsville

2015

1st Female, 8th overall, Australian Nationals

Setup

Foil: Bionic

Kite: Ozone R1V2

Board: Fly cat

Position:

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