Coming up through the youth ranks, Waterhouse won gold at the youth worlds in 2009, sailing with his cousin. He went on to medal in the Nacra 17 class at the Olympics and is working towards selection for the Tokyo Olympics, alongside his Australia SailGP Team commitments.
Waterhouse has stepped up onto the America’s Cup circuit and his performance as tactician for the Japanese team during the 35th America’s Cup was considered first class. Waterhouse jumped at the chance to represent his home country at SailGP and is the youngest member of the team.
Jason’s father, mother and sister all compete at international level in the sport and as a family they have sailed together around the world experiencing everything from tropical paradises to cyclones and pirates.
In 2019 Waterhouse got engaged to his fiancé Kat and when not sailing enjoys hiking and playing squash.
“The boats are demanding to sail and require a team of athletes that know and trust each other, something I am totally confident the Australian team has.”