New Sailor for the Japan SailGP Team

31 MARCH 2019News
  • Japan
New team member Tim Morishima (right)

Tokyo(Japan) – We are pleased to introduce a new member of our sailing team. Timothy (Tim) Morishima joins Japan SailGP Team as a reserve grinder.

Morishima first represented Japan on the GC32 Racing Tour for Mamma Aiuto Sailing Team, and then later as a member of Kaijin Team Japan, the Japanese Youth America’s Cup team in 2017. There he sailed with Leo Takahashi, who is the currently the youngest member of our team.

He was born in Australia and educated at primary school in Osaka, Japan. He started sailing at the age of 6 with his father, but he began sailing competitively when he started competing in the Australian 18 Footers League at the age of 18. He has also competed in match racing, winning bronze in the Australian National titles.

Tim Morishima hard at work on Japan SailGP Team's F50

Morishima also a very accomplished rower, having dominated the state championships for 5 years, and then becoming Australian national schoolboy champion in 2013.

“Being able to race at the San Francisco SailGP is a great opportunity for me, I can’t wait. But I think the most important thing is training for this next month leading up to the event. My role onboard as grinder has an effect on the boat's overall speed, so I will need to train hard and ensure that I am in peak fitness to ensure we are the fastest boat around the race course.”

Position: Reserve Grinder
Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 21 August 1996
Height: 188cm / 6’2”
Weight: 92kg /203lbs
Hometown: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Hobby: playing football or going to the gym