Ben Austin (sailor)

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Ben Austin
Personal information
Born (1982-07-16) 16 July 1982 (age 34)
Sydney, New South Wales
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sailing career
Class(es) 49er
Club Woollahra Sailing Club
Coach Emmett Lazich

Ben Austin (born 16 July 1982) is an Australian sailor. He competed for Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Together with team mate Nathan Outteridge Austin became the 2008 World Champion in the 49er boat by finishing in front of Britons Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes. In 2007 they won the bronze medal in the same event at the World Championships in Cascais, Portugal.[1] He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2]

Career highlights[edit]

World Championships
2007 – Cascais, 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, 49er (with Nathan Outteridge)
2008 – Melbourne, 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, 49er (with Nathan Outteridge)
Other achievements
2007 – Sydney, Sydney International Regatta, 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, 49er (with Nathan Outteridge)


  1. ^ "Hunter Olympian Profiles". Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Media. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ AIS at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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