Tim Morishima started SailGP Season 1 as a member of the Japanese shore team in Sydney. Following a successful trial, he joined the crew full-time, making his debut in the global championship at the San Francisco event.
He was voted as “most improved team member” during the inaugural campaign and steps off the bench into the starting lineup for Season 2.
Born in Australia and educated at primary school in Osaka, Japan, Tim Morishima began sailing when he was around seven years old and quickly found a passion for it, progressing from juniors to Tasars, 29ers, 16ft skiffs and then to 18ft skiffs.
Morishima’s first taste of foiling catamarans came when he was invited to trial for the Japanese team competing in the 35th America’s Cup, SoftBank Team Japan.
He represented Japan on the GC32 Racing Tour for Mamma Aiuto Sailing Team, and then later as a member of Kaijin Team Japan, the Japanese Youth America’s Cup team in 2017.
In 2020, he achieved a 4th place finish in the 18ft Skiff World Championships and also finished as runner up in the 18ft Skiff Australian Nationals.
When he’s not on the water, Morishima enjoys spending time with friends and his two pugs Chocolate and Fudge!