Nathan Outteridge returns as skipper and helmsman for the Japan SailGP Team in Season 2 after narrowly losing out on the overall championship and US$1 million prize in Marseille. Despite coming up just short, the Japanese team experienced a significant amount of success in 2019, winning the New York SailGP and contending at every other event.
The former Olympic gold medallist reshaped the crew heading into the new campaign and pulled together a confident squad that is ready to content in the global championship.
Having won countless medals and mastered a number of classes, Outteridge was a part of the test team for the revolutionary F50 catamarans, helping develop the class.
Sailing is in Outteridge’s blood. From the age of four, he got the bug for the sport from his parents and has even sailed alongside his sister, Haylee, winning the silver medal at the 2019 world championships in the Nacra 17.
In a career spanning nearly two decades, Outteridge has become one of the most successful competitors in the sport, racking up 19 world championship medals across a variety of classes – including the Moth, 29er, 49er, Farr 40 and Nacra 17.
Teaming up with Great Britain SailGP Team athlete Iain Jensen, Outteridge won a gold medal at the London Olympics in the 49er class, subsequently winning the silver four years later in Rio.
In 2012, he joined Artemis Racing ahead of the 34th America’s Cup and remained with the team through the 35gh America’s Cup, losing to Emirates Team New Zealand.
Outteridge is never far from the water, whether it be sailing, kite surfing or windsurfing.
He recently welcomed his first child with his wife, Emma.