Nina Curtis

Height168cm / 5’51”Home CountryAustralia
Weight63kg / 139lbsHometownAvalon, Sydney

SailGP Highlights

  • Championship Wins - 2
  • Event Wins - 4

Career Highlights

  • Women’s Match Racing World Championships 2009 - 1st Place
  • Australian Female Sailor of the Year - 2009 + 2012
  • London 2012 Olympic Games Women’s Match Racing - Silver Medal
  • Nacra 17 European Championships 2015 - 2nd Place

Nina Curtis joined the Australia SailGP Team in Season 2, progressing through the Women's Pathway Program onto the Flying Roo. She made history as the first female athlete to win a SailGP event, in Cadiz, before helping the Aussies clinch the Season 2 Championship by winning the Grand Final in San Francisco.

Nina grew up on Sydney’s northern beaches and spent most of her childhood playing on boats in Pittwater. Sailing has always been in Nina’s blood with both of her parents being keen sailors, she was hanging off a Hobie 16 as a toddler and out sailing on the weekend with her family.

Nina started racing at the age of 7 on a Manly Junior and progressed through the Pittwater dinghy pathway in F11’s and 29ers. Nina was selected into the RPAYC’s Youth Development program at the age of 15 and started competing nationally and internationally in Youth and Women’s Match Racing regatta’s. This kick started Nina’s professional sailing career, joining the Women’s Match Racing tour at the age of 19.

In 2009 Nina claimed her first World Title at the Women’s Match Racing World Championships. When Women’s Match Racing was announced for the London 2012 Olympic Games Nina was perfectly positioned for the trimming role on the 3 person Elliot 6m. Over the 4 year Olympic cycle Nina secured 7 ISAF World Cup medals and a 3rd place at the 2010 World Championships securing her position to be selected for the Olympic Games. Nina and her team won the Silver Medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

When Match Racing was discontinued for the Rio Olympic Games, Nina threw herself into the 49erFX and Nacra 17 class in 2013, and ended up settling into the Nacra 17 with teammate Darren Bundock. The team placed 2nd in the Olympic Test event before being edged out of the Olympic spot by SailGP teammate Jason Waterhouse. Nina then turned her focus to Ocean Racing in 2017/18 joining Team Brunel just in time for the feared Southern Ocean Leg. Alongside SailGP teammate Kyle Langford, the team went on to place 3rd in the race.

Outside of sailing Nina runs two businesses with her husband Pierre: a fitness and health studio in Avalon and No Nonsense Magnesium. She also enjoys surfing, Hobie 16 sailing and getting away for a weekend on the boat!