Monsoon Cup


Current Tour Position: 6th

James Williamson

James Williamson

James started sailing at the age of 8 at the Kohimarama Yacht Club in Auckland. He went through a very successful youth club representing New Zealand in the Optimist. He then progressed to represent the club in both the P-class and Starling.

Age: 22

James spent 4 years in the Auckland Grammar School sailing team. He was captain for his final two years, along with being a school Prefect in his final year. James joined the RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Program in 2006 to move his focus onto Match Racing and Keelboat sailing.  

James joined Phil and Garth at the end of 2008 as Trimmer/Bowman in the Panama Jack Racing Team. They went on to form the successful Waka Racing Team at the start of 2009.  

When James is not sailing he has been working at North Sails NZ

Significant Achievements:

2010: 1st  Knickerbocker Cup Grade 2   (Bow)
  3rd Baltic Match Tour Tallinn Grade 2   (Bow)
  6th Portugal Match Cup WMRT  (Magnus Holmberg) (Trimmer)
  2nd Slovenia Match Cup Grade 2  (Trimmer)
  7th Match Cup Germany WMRT (Magnus Holmberg)  (Trimmer)  
  1st Korea Match Cup Qualifier  (Trimmer)
7th Omega Cup (Sailing with Magnus Holmberg) (Trimmer)
  2nd Warren Jones International Match Race  
2009: 6th Monsoon Cup World Match Race Tour (Trimmer)
  1st Asian Match Racing Championships (Trimmer)
  2nd Detroit Cup Grade 2 (Bow)
  1st Chicago Match Cup Grade 2 (Bow)
  3rd Knickerbocker Cup Grade 2 (Bow)
  1st Rimini Match Race Grade 3 (Bow)
  1st Warren Jones Grade 3 (Timmer)
2008: 3rd CYCA Bavaria  Grade 3 (Skipper)
  2nd RNZYS Youth International Grade 3 (Skipper)
2007: 1st Harken Grade 3 (Skipper)
  1st RNZYS Youth International Grade 3 (Bow)
  1st RPNYC Centerport Grade 3 (Bow)
2007 - 2008:   Best Youth Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron  
2007:   IRC National Champions, Trimmer - Georgia Racing Team  
2004, 2005   Sailing Captain Auckland Grammar School  
2003:   Winner of Tanner Cup  

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