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Stephen Churm


Personal Information
Full name Mr Stephen Churm
Name Stephen Churm
Age 57
Hometown Sydney
Residence Como West, NSW
Sport Information
10 Years Time: I hope to be coaching the next Paralympic sailors
Debut for Australia I represented Australia in 2002 at the IFDS Worlds in Medemblink along with Jonathan Harris and Zoltan Pegan
Hero/Idol: David Adams, for his round the world solo race in ‘True Blue’ and Soling achievements.
What do you do for fun? Painting and drawing
When and where did you first start sailing? I started sailing at Connells Point Sailing Club at the age of 7
What was the first boat you raced? I started racing in the CPS clubs Manly Juniors as crew back then they were Mk1’s
What was the first race you won? It would have been in 1966 when I was crew for George Early in a Heron ‘Mischief’ at CPSC, that year I also won the Mrs R Woods Forward hands trophy in the Heron class. I was 12 years old
Career Highlights: Competing in 5 IFDS world championships, being selected onto the Australian Sailing Team in 2012. Starting up Sailability Cronulla in 1998 with my wife Loueze, David Rees and his wife.
General Information
Favourite food: All Vegetarian Food, and I like it HOT……..Chili
Favourite band? Gangajang
Favourite travel destination: Portugal
Any superstitions? None
If I wasn't sailing I'd be... Surfing
Favourite movie: 22 Bullets
Describe your crew in three words: Mentally strong, passionate, serious
Favourite TV show: Homeland - Revenge
Cake or Pie? Pie
Normal race day breakfast: My wife’s home made Muesli … YUMMMM
Last thing you do before hitting the water? Go to the bathroom
Fastest you've have ever been sailing? On Sydney Harbour when a 40 knot westerly hit, we had the spinnaker up in the Sonar we went from Garden Island to Rose Bay in record time, est. speed 20 Knots


Olympics Games
6 Sep 2012  Paralympic Games Olympics Games Sonar (Recognised Class) 1,3,3,2,7,8,9,3,7 6th
Other Evens
12 Dec 2003  Ransa Twilights Club event Primary Wave Sonar (Recognised Class) 3rd 2nd
19 Dec 2004  Ransa Twilights Club event Primary Wave Sonar (Recognised Class) 12th 3rd


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