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Iain Jensen

Iain Jensen

Iain Jensen

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Height187cm / 6’1”NationalityAustralia
Weight83kg / 182lbsHometownNewcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Career Highlights

  • 2016 Olympic Silver - 49er
  • 2012 Olympic Gold - 49er
  • 2015 World Championship Silver - 49er
  • 2014 World Championship Bronze - 49er

Iain ‘Goobs’ Jensen started sailing at his local club in Wangi, Australia aged 5. At 16, he represented Australia for the first time, winning the Youth World Championships in the double handed 420 class with SailGP teammate Nathan Outteridge.

The start of a beautiful partnership was formed and they went on to win three 49er world championship titles before winning Olympic gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Four years later, they added a silver medal to their Olympic tally.

Jenson has campaigned as wing trimmer with Artemis Racing in the last two America’s Cups and currently sails with the British team, campaigning in the 36th America’s Cup.

Never far from the water, in his spare time, he enjoys kite surfing and surfing.

“These boats are on the cutting edge of technology, they are fast, exhilarating and the racing is extremely competitive. It is an amazing privilege to be able to sail them for Japan.”