Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

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Carrie Smith

CLASS: 470: WOMEN'S 2 PERSON DINGHY
POSITION: Helm
OLYMPIC GAMES: 0
ISAF BIO: AUSCS33
Full Name:
Carrie Smith (Caz)
Date of Birth:
28/01/1995 (22)
Began Sailing:
Age 6. Started steering her dad's boat (with him in it) at 2 years old
Hometown:
Perth, WA
Home Club:
Fremantle
Institute / Academy:
WAIS, AIS
Education:
Studying Urban and Regional (Town) Planning

Personal Mantra

Everything happens for a reason

My Sporting hero is

Marc Marquez from Moto GP, who is an inspiration because he always fights for what he wants and never stops & is a great athelete. The Dockers (AFL) are the team I have followed since my childhood.

If I wasn’t sailing, I would…

...be finishing my uni degree, getting a ‘proper’ job and shopping with my friends.

On my day off, I…

...watch the Kardashians and other reality TV shows, I also go for long walks and a nice lunch.

Advice to Young Sailors

Keep working hard. There will be moments where you make great achievements and progress and other times things will not go as planned, but always remember to keep fighting and learn from all experiences. Your dreams can come true.

Superstition

Always wear the same bathers sailing and keep very strict routine.
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    Mudlark, which is a one person boat.

  • What other boat classes have you sailed during your career?

    Mudlark, Flying Ant, 420 and 505.

  • When did you first represent Australia?

    ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 in Zadar, Croatia as skipper of the 420 Womens class

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    Winning gold at the ISAF Youth World Chapionships in Limisol, Cyrus, 2013

  • Stumbled upon ourselves in a magazine that's gotten us through many long flights and drives over the years! #Repost @whomagazine with @repostapp. ・・・ #RoadtoRio #90DaystoGo
    7th place after two crazy windy races yesterday! This morning looks like Le Mistral has finally blown through... Hopefully there is some breeze coming! #Aus99 #RoadToRio #SWCHyeres
    470: WOMEN'S 2 PERSON DINGHY Technical Details
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    • Type Centreboard Boat
    • No. of Crew 2
    • Opt. Crew Weight 110 - 145kg
    • Designer André Cornu
    • Year Designed 1963
    • Beam Length 1.7m
    • Hull Length 4.7m
    • Mainsail Area 9.45 m2
    • Headsail Area 3.59 m2
    • Spinnaker Area 12.16 m2

    Top Sailing Results

    • 2016 Rio Olympic Games 13th
    • 2016 470 Euros 8th
    • 2016 470 Worlds 18th
    • 2015 470 Worlds 9th
    • 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds Gold