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Australia

Kinley Fowler

Kinley Fowler

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Height186 cmHome CountryAustralia
Weight87 kgHometownPerth, Australia

Career Highlights

  • SailGP Champion - Season 1
  • SailGP Champion - Season 2
  • 2018 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Winner
  • 2013 America's Cup Winner

SailGP
Kinley Fowler served as grinder and flight controller for the Australia SailGP Team in Season 1, and returned to the team for Season 2. He helped the Aussies clinch back-to-back SailGP Championships, with more glory planned for the future.

Youth
Kinley’s younger years were often spent sailing with his dad on a small 24ft keelboat called an Endeavour24. After developing a love and natural ability for sailing he joined the youth match racing squad at the Royal Perth Yacht Club. It was here that Fowler competed on the East Coast of Australia and in New Zealand, winning his very first international event at the young age of fifteen.

Career
Kinley has been racing at national and international levels since he was a teenager. He moved into the World Match Racing Tour in 2007, where he won a number of events and quickly gained the world number 1 ranking. With the goal of competing in the America’s Cup, Fowler shifted his focus to catamarans, competing in the Extreme Sailing Series as a trimmer/tactician for Sir Ben Ainslie onboard Oman Air, before getting the opportunity to join ORACLE TEAM USA in 2011. He competed onboard ORACLE TEAM USA, who were crowned the winners of the 34th America's Cup, as a jibe trimmer. He reprised his role for the 2017 campaign in Bermuda, where he sailed alongside several of his Australia SailGP teammates.

Along with SailGP, Fowler competed in a variety of competitions in a number of classes including Maxi 72, Extreme Sailing Series, Rolex Sydney to Hobart, Etchells, M32, TP52, and the Moth class.

Personal
When he’s not racing, Fowler can be found spending time with his young family.

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