Matt Mason (sailor)

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Matthew Mason (born in Whangarei[1]) is a New Zealand sailor.

He sailed the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race for five consecutive races between 1984 and 1988.[2] He joined New Zealand Challenge for the 1992 Louis Vuitton Cup challenge.[1] Mason sailed on the 1993–94 Whitbread Round the World Race with Winston.

He then joined Team New Zealand and was part of the crew on NZL 32 that won the 1995 America's Cup. He was then part of their 2003 America's Cup defence before joining oneWorld Challenge for the 2003 Louis Vuitton Cup.[3] Mason is a boatbuilder and was also involved in the construction of NZL 32, NZL 38, NZL 57 and NZL 60.[4]

He re-joined Team New Zealand for the 2007 America's Cup.[4] He then joined Oracle Racing and sailed on USA 17 when it won the 2010 America's Cup.[5][6] During the 2013 America's Cup, Mason was in charge of a surveillance boat that got too close to Luna Rossa Challenge.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Doing what I love doing". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  2. ^ "The TNZ crew and design team". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Yachting: Kauri of North shows strength". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Grant Dalton introduces the team". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Sailor Profile – Matthew Mason". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Oracle wins early America's Cup advantage". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  7. ^ "America's Cup- Oracle found guilty as charged on Italian spy incident". Retrieved 24 August 2017.