Andrew MacPherson

Name: Andrew MacPherson
Team: GC32 – The Great Cup
Role: Chief operating officer

Personal Detail
Date of birth: 1976
Place of Birth: Sydney
Citizen: Australian

Started sailing at age of 9
Australian Sailing team 1996-99
Kings Cup IRC champion 2006
Tornado Australian champion 2006
F18 Europeans 7th
Tornado Australian champion 2007
F18 Dutch championships 3rd 2007
F18 World championships 9th 2008
F18 World championships 10th 2009
Kings Cup IRC champion 2009
Singapore Extreme sailing series X40 2nd 2010
F18 USA national championships 2nd 2011

In addition to many years experience with the Tornado and F18 both from sailing and product development, Andrew has raced and managed Extreme 40’s programs and several One design keelboat campaigns. A keen racer with many top results in the F18 class worldwide, Andrew brings a wealth of practical experience to the development of the GC32 (fonte:

I started sailing beach cats when I was about 12, I grew up on a farm about 6 hours drive from the coast so we sailed on lakes and dams. I had a Hobie 14 as my rst cat and then a Hobie 16 for a few years. I went with the cats because I was always getting passed on my little 11ft mono.

In early 2007 I had some discussions with Gunnar Larsen from Nacra Europe ( we used to sail against each other in the Tornado class) I wanted to do the Archipelago Raid that year and we formulated a deal where I would spend some time at the oce in Europe and sail the Raid as well as some other events. Prior to my time at Nacra I did a lot of Tornado sailing as a training partner for John Forbes and Darren Bundock in the lead up to the 2000 games and as mentioned before I did a lot of yacht stu with Farr 40’s and Sydney 38’s as well as TP and other IRC stuff.