Monsoon Cup

26-Nov-2013-30-Nov-2013

Current Tour Position: 6th

Garth Ellingham

Garth Ellingham

Garth grew up sailing out of Wakatere Boating Club, at Narrow Neck Beach, Auckland. He has competed since the age of 9 in all junior dinghy classes. Along the way, he constantly gained top results including 3rd in the P-Class Tanner Cup and then winning the Starling National Championships.

At 18, he decided that in order to achieve his ambition of becoming a top professional sailor, the best pathway was through the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme. After 2 successful years he graduated gaining top national and international results. In conjunction with his sailing Garth also completed and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Auckland.

For the last 5 years Garth has been Phil Robertson’s Mainsheet and Tactician onboard the match racing team, Waka Racing. Last year they placed 3rd overall on the World Match Race Tour. He also filled the same roll for America’s Cup veteran Magnus Holmberg for a number of WMRT Events in 2010.

Recently Garth has had the opportunity to get involved with multihull sailing, training and racing with China Team on the AC45 in the America’s Cup World Series, where he trimmed the Wing. He has also gained experience in the M2 and Extreme 40 classes. 


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