Lucinda Whitty

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Lucinda Whitty
Personal information
Nickname(s) Lu
Nationality Australia
Born (1989-11-09) 9 November 1989 (age 27)
Sydney
Height 167 cm (66 in) (2012)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb) (2012)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Sailing
Event(s) Elliott 6m — Women

Lucinda Whitty (born 9 November 1989) is an Australian sailor. She represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in sailing.

Personal[edit]

Nicknamed Lu, Whitty was born on 9 November 1989 in Sydney.[1] Jeremy Whitty is her father and has competed in several sailing races.[1] She has siblings and they are active in competitive sailing.[1] She attended Lane Cove Public School before going to high school at SCEGGS Darlinghurst.[1] She enrolled at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2008 and is enrolled as of 2012. She is working on a Bachelor of Business.[1] As of 2012, she lives in Sydney.[1]

Whitty is 167 centimetres (66 in) tall and weighs 63 kilograms (139 lb).[1]

Sailing[edit]

Whitty is a sailor, acting as a bowman.[1] As a five-year-old, she started participating in the sport.[1] The boat she competes in is Only Racing and is operated by teammate Olivia Price.[1] She has been coached by Euan McNicol since 2010.[1] Her primary training base is Sydney, with a secondary training base in Weymouth.[1] She is a member of the Middle Harbour Yacht Club.[1] She has a sailing scholarship from the Australian Institute of Sport and New South Wales Institute of Sport.[1]

Whitty made her Australian national team debut at the 2007 Youth Olympic Festival.[1] At the 2009 ISAF Women's Match Racing Championship, she came in first.[1] She competed in the 2009 ISAF Match Racing World Championships with Nicky Souter, and came away with a first-place finish.[1] In 2010, she was named the Australian Female of the Year Sailor.[1] The same year, she earned the title of Australian University Female Sportswoman of the year and the 2010 Female Sailor of the Year.[1]

In 2011, Whitty, Nina Curtis and Olivia Price formed their Elliott 6m team in response to an announcement that the class of boat would be an Olympic event in London.[1][2] She competed in the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.[2] Her team finished eighth.[2] At ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in Sheboygan, her team finished third in match racing.[1] At the 2011 Weymouth & Portland International Regatta in Weymouth, Great Britain, her team finished fifth in match racing.[1] At the 2011 European Championships in Helsinki, Finland, her team finished seventh in match racing.[1] At the 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Weymouth, her team finished first.[2][3][4][5][6] At the 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami, her team finished second.[2][5] At the 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Spain, her team finished third.[2][5] She competed in the 2012 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship in Gottenburg, Sweden.[7] Going into the event, her team was ranked sixth in the world.[2] With five wins and two losses, her team finished third in their group in the group stage.[7] This was her team's final competition before the Olympics.[2]

Whitty was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in sailing.[1][2][6][8][9][10] She was named to the Elliott 6m team in June 2012.[2][9] In the lead up to the Olympic Games, she participated at a national team training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport's Italian training centre.[9] In the 2012 games, Whitty, Curtis and Price got a silver medal for Australia.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "London 2012 - Lucinda Whitty". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship — Aussies ready". Sail-World.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Australian sailors win four gold medals on Olympic waters — Yacht & Boat". Yachtandboat.com.au. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Games Course Suits Aussies". The Australian. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  5. ^ a b c "ISAF Sailing World Cup standings — Australians top three classes". Sail-World.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Olympic sailors eye record medal haul". Wwos.ninemsn.com.au. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  7. ^ a b "ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships — Through to next stage". Sail-World.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  8. ^ "ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship — Off to a good start". Sail-World.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  9. ^ a b c "Olivia is setting sail for London Olympics — People — News — Inner West Courier". Inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  10. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Games — Aussie sailors aim to bash the Poms". Sail-World.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  11. ^ [1]