Tim Morishima began sailing aged 6 with his father but didn’t start taking it seriously until he sailed in the Australian 18 Footers League at the age of 18. Partly because he had a second passion – rowing – dominating state championships for five years and being crowned Australian national schoolboy champion in 2013.
Born in Australia and educated at primary school in Osaka, Japan, 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. He has also represented Japan on the GC32 Racing Tour and in the Youth America’s Cup.
After a successful trial with the Japan SailGP Team as part of the shore team in Sydney, Morishima joined the team full-time, with San Francisco SailGP his first event as a sailing team member.
When’s he’s not on the water, Morishima can be found on the football pitch or in the gym.
These boats require so much power and effort. Not just on the sailing side which is what everyone sees, but behind the scenes – there are so many hours of work that goes into getting them on the water. It’s a privilege to be working with such an incredible team.