Glenn Ashby

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Glenn Ashby
Glenn Ashby MNZM (cropped).jpg
Ashby in 2019
Personal information
Full nameGlenn Thomas Ashby
Born (1977-09-01) 1 September 1977 (age 43)
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Medal record
Sailing
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Tornado class
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 L'Estartit A-class
Gold medal – first place 2002 Martha's Vineyard A-class
Gold medal – first place 2004 New Plymouth A-class
Gold medal – first place 2004 Punta Ala Formula 18
Gold medal – first place 2005 Hook of Holland Formula 18
Gold medal – first place 2006 Västervik A-class
Gold medal – first place 2006 San Isidro Tornado
Gold medal – first place 2007 Queensland Formula 18
Gold medal – first place 2007 Islamorada A-class
Gold medal – first place 2008 Auckland Tornado
Gold medal – first place 2009 Brescia Tornado
Gold medal – first place 2009 Belmont A Class
Gold medal – first place 2010 Cesenatico A-class
Gold medal – first place 2014 Auckland A-class
Gold medal – first place 2015 Punta Ala A-class
Gold medal – first place 2018 Lake Garda GC32 Class
Gold medal – first place 2018 Hervey Bay A-class
Silver medal – second place 2000 Cesenatico A-class
Silver medal – second place 2001 Castelldefels A-class
Silver medal – second place 2005 Sanguinet A-class
Silver medal – second place 2006 Hyères Formula 18
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Koksijde Formula 18

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. He has been part of Team New Zealand as the wing trimmer for the 2013 America's Cup, the skipper of the 2017 America's Cup winners, Emirates Team New Zealand.[1] and the mainsail trimmer for the 2021 America's Cup.

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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