Australian Paralympic Sailing Team

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Sailing was added to the Summer Paralympic Games competition schedule at the 2000 Sydney Games. Australia has been represented since 2000 Games.[1]

Medal table[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
2000 Sydney 1 0 0 1 2
2004 Athens 0 0 0 0 -
2008 Beijing 0 1 1 2 5
2012 London 1 0 0 0 3
2016 Rio 2 1 0 3 1
Total 4 2 1 7

Summer Paralympic Games[edit]


Australia represented in sailing by:
MenJamie Dunross, Graeme Martin, Michael McLean, Noel Robins, Peter Thompson
Coaches - Lachlan Gilbert (2.4mR), Paul Eldrid (Sonar) Officials - John Whitfield

Australia won the gold medal in the Sonar event and finished fourth in 2.4MR. It was the second placed nation in sailing.[1][2][3]


Australia represented in sailing:
Men - Jamie Dunross, Colin Harrison, Jeff Milligan, Peter Thompson
Coaches – Lachlan Gilbert (Head), Geoff Chambers

Australia failed to win any medals in the two sailing events.[1][4]


Australia represented in sailing by:
Teams - Russell Boaden, Colin Harrison, Graeme Martin - 3-person keelboat Sonar ; Daniel Fitzgibbon, Rachel Cox - 2-person keelboat SKUD 18 ; 2.4mR (single-handed) - Aaron Hill
Coaches - Greg Omay (Head Coach), Adrian Finglas Officials - Sarina Macpherson (Section Manager), Linnea Korssell, Sue Crafer, Geoff Milligan, Timothy Lowe[5]

Three of the team made their Paralympic debut. Australia won a silver and bronze medal.


Australia represented in sailing:
Teams - Matthew Bugg (Single person 2.4mR), Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (Two person Skud 18), Colin Harrison, Stephen Churm, Jonathan Harris (Three person Sonar)
Support staff – Administration – Sarah Karsten (Section Manager), Peter Conde (Support staff) ; Coaches – Grant Alderson, Tim Lowe, Richard Scarr ; Physiotherapist – Sarah Ross, Technical Support – Adrian Finglas, Boat Technician – Jeffery Milligan ; Personal Care Attendant – Kumi Sasaki [6]

Lisel Tesch attended her sixth Games but the first as sailor. She previously captained Australian women's wheelchair basketball team to medals at previous Games. Tesch won her first Paralympic gold medal by combining with Daniel Fitzgibbon to win Two Person Keelboat.


Australia represented in sailing:

Australian Sailing Team - athletics and officials at Rio Paralympics

Teams - Matthew Bugg (Single person 2.4mR), Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (Two person Skud 18), Colin Harrison, Russell Boaden, Jonathan Harris (Three person Sonar).
Support staff - Coaches - Grant Alderson , Geoff Woolley, Richard Scarr  ; Team Leader - Mark Robinson , Assistant Team Leader - Shellee Ferguson  ; Boatmen - Andrew Lechte, Tim Lowe ,Physiotherapist - Sarah Ross , Carer - Ryoko Yamaguchi.[7]

Australia one three medals - two gold medals to Daniel Fitzgibbon / Liesl Tesch (Two person Skud 18) and Colin Harrison / Russell Boaden / Jonathan Harris (Three person Sonar) and silver medal to Matthew Bugg (Single person 2.4mR).
This was the last Games for sailing has been taken off the 2020 Tokyo Games program.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Sailing results". International Paralympic Committee Historical Results Database. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Australian Media Guide : 2000 Paralympic Games. Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2000. 
  3. ^ "Australian 2000 Paralympic Team". Pandora WSebsite. Archived from the original on 19 October 2000. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Media Guide - Athens 2004 (PDF). Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2004. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Media Guide Beijing 2008 (PDF). Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2008. 
  6. ^ Media Guide : London 2012 Paralympic Games (PDF). Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. 
  7. ^ Media Guide Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (PDF). Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.