Nicknamed ‘killer’, Ky Hurst is one of Australia’s fittest men having represented Australia in swimming and ironman championships.
Hurst competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 10km marathon swimming event, has won four Australian Ironman championships and is a member of the Surf Life Saving Australia Hall of Fame.
A keen sailor all his life, Hurst was in a boat from 4 years old. His aquatic success and fitness was noticed by ORACLE TEAM USA and he was recruited to the team for the 35th America’s Cup.
Having competed in an individual sport for such a large portion of his career, Hurst is relishing the opportunity and comradery a team environment offers, getting to go to work each day with some of the best athletes in the world.
Hurst is married to his wife Katie and has two children. He is based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and in his spare time can be found surfing, diving and doing yoga.
“There is no greater feeling than representing your country. SailGP will be a spectacle and I hope Australia tunes in to cheer us on. With all boats being equal, knowing we have support from home will be one of the factors that can help us get to the top of the podium.”