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Breiana Whitehead

Full Name: 
Breiana Whitehead

Began Sailing: 
Age 8

Townsville, QLD

Home Club: Townsville Yacht Club

Institute / Academy: 
Queensland Academy of Sport

Australian Sailing Team: 
Since 2023

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Get to know Kite Foil Racing and Australia's Breiana Whitehead

Class and Position
Women's Kiteboard (Formula Kite)

Why do you like sailing your class of boat
It feels like flying over the water.

What should people watch out for at your event
It's fast, it's exciting, the races are quick and intense.

When I am not sailing I am...
Napping, eating, out and about on a mission to see the world (or at least somewhere local that's new to me), or you probably missed me and I'm back out on the water with the kite.

What does it mean to represent Australia at the Games
It's such and incredible feeling to be representing Australia.

What are you most excited about for the Games
I'm excited for the whole experience, to see so many sports and meet people from around the world that are the best at what they do is pretty cool.

Favourite place to sail in the world 
Tough question, there are so many pretty places in Australia and the world. I think Lake Garda might top my list for scenery, and Mauritius or around my home in North Queensland for pretty water and nice session.

Favourite place to sail in Australia 
Too many really nice spots. I like kiting at home in Townsville, it's sunny, warm and always have some wind. But there are so many amazing spots around the whole coast! I can't pick one.

Favourite conditions to sail in and why
Warm, sunny, on a 15m kite in a seabreeze. These are the sessions I enjoy the most.

What's the most interesting part about the Olympic venue
The venue is really tricky sailing. The conditions change quickly and a different direction almost every day. There's a lot happening but I think it's going to look pretty amazing with everyone racing and the backdrop of the French city behind.

What result are you most proud of
I think my most recent result at this year's 2024 World Championships. I raced in some of the most fun, and close racing to date.