Iain Murray (sailor)
14 April 1958 |
|Class(es)||Cherub, Etchells, 12-Metre Class, Star|
Iain Murray (born 14 April 1958 in Sydney) is an Australian sailor. He is most noted for his appearances in 12-Metre Class yachts in the 1983 and 1987 America's Cup regattas and his management of the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco, California.
Murray started sailing in Flying Ant class dinghies at the age of nine. His first major event win was the 1973 Australian Cherub Championship title. He continued to gain notoriety in the sailing community as he won regattas and for his appearances in 12-Metre Class yachts in the America's Cup regattas.
The modern version of the 18 ft Skiff was designed by Murray.
Iain also developed the Nippa 2.65m dinghy for children.
In the 1983 America's Cup challenge at Newport, Rhode Island, Murray sailed on Syd Fischer's Advance. Australia II went on to win the Cup and bring it to Australia. Murray joined Kevin Parry's Taskforce '87 syndicate and co-designed and skippered their Kookaburra yachts. Kookaburra III won the defender elimination trials against three other Australian syndicates off Fremantle, but lost to Dennis Conner and Stars & Stripes 87, four races to nil.
- "Sailor Biography". International Sailing Federation biography. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- "Profile : Iain Murray". Australian Sailing Team. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- "Company Profile". Murray, Burns and Dovell. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- "Australian 18 Footers History". Australian 18 Footers League Limited. Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- Seventh team now confirmed. americascup, 4 February 2011
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