Glenn Ashby

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Glenn Ashby
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Ashby in 2019
Personal information
Full nameGlenn Thomas Ashby
Born (1977-09-01) 1 September 1977 (age 42)
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Glenn Thomas Ashby MNZM (born 1 September 1977) is an Australian sailor from Strathfieldsaye, a suburb of Bendigo, Victoria. He is a multiple multihull world champion and is currently the skipper of the 2017 America's Cup winners, Emirates Team New Zealand.[1]

Ashby grew up sailing with his brother and sister at Bendigo Yacht Club. Learning in a Northbridge Junior at around seven, his Dad later took him on a Sabre. In 1996 at 18, Glenn went overseas for the first time in his life. Competing at the A-Class Worlds in Spain against 86 others, he won.

Ashby and skipper Darren Bundock were the 2007 world champions in the Tornado class and ranked number one in the event going into the 2008 Summer Olympics. However, they were beaten by the Spanish team and won silver.

Ashby has won 10 A Class catamaran world championships. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2]

In the 2019 New Zealand New Year Honours, Ashby was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to sailing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ France, Marvin (27 June 2017). "America's Cup: Team New Zealand beat Oracle to reclaim Auld Mug in Bermuda". Stuff. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  2. ^ AIS at the Olympics Archived 9 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "New Year honours list 2019". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2019.

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