Sam Newton grew up loving the water and knew what he wanted to do from an early age. He has gone on to compete at the highest level, across multiple disciplines in the sport.
With six world championship wins in the iconic 18-foot Skiff class, Newton is accustomed to sailing boats that require absolute physical and mental concentration.
He has sailed extensively with the majority of the Australia SailGP Team having won the America’s Cup in 2013. Recently he joined teammate Kyle Langford for 15 days offshore in the Volvo Ocean Race.
Newton is married to Elizabeth and is kept busy by his young daughter. He runs a successful boat management and rigging business.
“The boats have had significant development that will make the racing even better with all countries on the same platform. It will really come down to the athletes and how we work as a team.”