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Jason Waterhouse

Full Name: 
Jason Waterhouse (Jas)

Date of Birth: 

Began Sailing: 
Age 4

Newport, NSW

Home Club: 
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Institute / Academy: 
Australian Institute of Sport

Australian Sailing Team: 
Since 2013


Jason Waterhouse’s family spent four years sailing around the world when he was a child. He started competing alongside his sister, but joined forces with his cousin Lisa Darmanin in 2008. The duo had a breakthrough year in 2015, which was a fitting prelude to their stunning Nacra 17 silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Jason gained America’s Cup experience when he joined Team Japan for the 2017 series.

My Sporting hero is

David Pocock

Personal Mantra

Everything is a test!

On my day off

I go surfing.

Superstitions / Ritual

Don't shave during a regatta.

Advice to young sailors

Training creates confidence, confidence creates good decisions, good decisions win races, winning races wins regattas!

Personal Achievements

Have spent 4 years of my life sailing the world’s oceans and seas exploring the most remote parts of our planet

What was the first boat you raced in?

Hobie 16

What other boat classes have you sailed during your career?

Manly Junior, Flying 11, Hobie 16, Formula 16, Formula 18, A-class Exploder, GC32, AC45, 18ft Skiff

When did you first represent Australia?

ISAF Youth World Championships 2006, Weymouth England

What has been your Career Highlight?

Winning an Olympic silver medal.