Nina Curtis

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Nina Curtis
Nina Curtis at the Welcome Home parade in Sydney.jpg
Curtis at the Welcome Home parade in Sydney
Personal information
Nationality Australian
Born (1988-01-24) 24 January 1988 (age 29)
Sydney, New South Wales
Residence Sydney
Height 167 cm (66 in) (2012)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb) (2012)
Country Australia
Sport Sailing
Event(s) Elliott 6m — Women

Nina Curtis (born 24 January 1988) is an Australian sailor. She represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in sailing.


Curtis was born on 24 January 1988 in Sydney.[1] She attended Bilgola Plateau Primary School before going to high school at Barrenjoey High School.[1] She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Movement from the University of Technology, Sydney after attending from 2006 to 2008.[1] As of 2012, she lives in Sydney.[1]

Curtis is 167 centimetres (66 in) tall and weighs 61 kilograms (134 lb).[1]


Curtis is a sailor.[1] She started competing in the sport when she was eight years old, after having her parents expose her to it since she was a toddler.[1] She has been coached by Euan McNicol since 2010.[1] From 2008 to 2010, she was coached by Dayne Sharpe.[1] Her primary training base is Sydney, with a secondary training base in Weymouth.[1] She is a member of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.[1] She has a sailing scholarship from the Australian Institute of Sport and New South Wales Institute of Sport.[1] Her national team debut was at the Harken International Match Racing Regatta when she was only fifteen years old.[1] In 2007 and 2008, she competed in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.[1] She was named that 2010 Australian Female Sailor of the Year.[1]

At the 2007 Women's Match Racing World Championships in St Quay, France, Curtis finished second.[1] Her teammates included Nicky Souter and Lucinda Whitty.[1] At the 2009 Women's Match Racing World Championships in Lysikil, Sweden, she earned a gold medal.[1]

In 2011, Curtis, Olivia Price and Lucinda Whitty formed their Elliott 6m team.[1][2] She competed in the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.[2] Her team finished eighth.[1][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]

Curtis has been 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]


  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 - Nina Curtis". 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". Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Australian sailors win four gold medals on Olympic waters - Yacht & Boat". 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". Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Olympic sailors eye record medal haul". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  7. ^ a b "ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships - Through to next stage". Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  8. ^ "ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - Off to a good start". Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  9. ^ a b c Staff writer. "Olivia is setting sail for London Olympics - People - News - Inner West Courier". Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  10. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Games - Aussie sailors aim to bash the Poms". Retrieved 2012-07-10.