John Cutler (sailor)

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John Cutler
Medal record
Men's sailing
Representing  New Zealand
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Finn class

John Cutler (born 8 June 1962) is a competitive sailor for New Zealand who won a bronze medal in the Finn Class at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. He was also selected for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and was a sailing coach for the New Zealand team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Cutler has subsequently competed for a number of different syndicates in the America's Cup. He was born in Manchester, England.

CURRENT – 2015

  • Tactician on J Class Lionheart
  • Coach for Yachting New Zealand – Finn Class

SAILING REGATTA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cope del Rey 2014 “Bella Mente” – 2nd
  • Palma Vela Mini Maxi 2013 “Bella Mente” – Winner
  • Rolex Maxi World Championship 2012 “Bella Mente” – Winner
  • J Class Falmouth Regatta 2012 “Ranger” – Winner
  • Eight Meter World Champion 2011 “Hollandia” - Winner
  • Rolex Giraglia Inshore Series 2011 “Pace” – 2nd
  • Copa Del Rey TP52 2008 “Desafio” - Winner
  • Two time winner of the Admirals Cup (Dutch Team and US Team)
  • Mumm 36 World Champion
  • Three time World Match Racing champion
  • Bronze Medal -1988 Olympics, Finn class

AMERICA’S CUP

  • Tactician and Technical Director with Desafío Español for America’s Cup 33 until syndicate ended May 2009
  • Tactician and Technical Director with Desafío Español for America’s Cup 32 (2007) Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finalist
  • Tactician and Sailing Director with Oracle BMW Racing for America’s Cup 31 (2003) Louis Vuitton Cup Finalist
  • Helmsman with America True for America’s Cup 30 (2000) Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finalist
  • Helmsman with Nippon Challenge for America’s Cup 29 (1995) Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finalist
  • Tactician with Nippon Challenge for America’s Cup 28 (1992) Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finalist

OTHER

  • Co-Author “Understanding Match Racing” (North Sails CD) now in its fourth edition
  • Authored rules and tactics for Virtual Spectator (America’s Cup 30 & 31)
  • Coach – New Zealand Olympic Sailing Team Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996).

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