Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison

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Colin Harrison

CLASS: SONAR
POSITION: HELM
PARALYMPIC GAMES: 3
ISAF BIO: AUSCH4
Full Name:
Colin Harrison
Date of Birth:
20/02/1961 (56)
Began Sailing:
Age 13
Hometown:
Perth (WA)
Home Club:
Royal Perth YC
Institute / Academy:
AIS, WAIS
Australian Sailing Team:
2002 - Present
Education:
Diploma of Radiology

Personal Mantra / Favourite Motto

Completely prepared to be confident going into competition, be ever ready

My sporting hero is

Ian Thorpe

If I wasn't sailing

I would be teaching people to sail

On my day off

Like to relax in the spa, go to the gym or just watch a good movie

Advice to young sailors

Be prepared for a long term commitment if you want to achieve success

Personal Achievements

Three great kids, still striving for ultimate success in sailing, at work I take a lot of pride in running an MRI unit, well run and efficiently, being involved in research projects and teaching the uni students about medical imaging.
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    GP14

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

    Fireball, 505, Laser, Merlin Rocket

  • When did you first represent Australia?

    2002 IFDS Worlds Netherlands

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    Winning Bronze at 2008 Beijing Olympics

  • SONAR Technical Details
    boat_Sonar
    • Type Keelboat
    • No. of Crew 3
    • Designer Bruce Kirby
    • Year Designed 1979
    • Beam Length 2.4m
    • Hull Length 7m
    • Mainsail Area 17.4 m2
    • Headsail Area 9.1 m2
    • Spinnaker Area 29.9 m2

    Top Sailing Results

    • 2012 Paralympics 6th
    • 2008 Paralympics Bronze
    • 2004 Paralympics 5th
    • 2015 Para World Sailing Champs Silver
    • 2014 IFDS Worlds Bronze
    • 2013 IFDS Worlds Bronze
    • 2016 Sailing WC Miami Silver
    • 2015 Sailing WC Melbourne Gold
    • 2015 ISAF WC Weymouth Gold
    • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta Gold
    • 2015 ISAF WC Hyeres Silver
    • 2014 ISAF WC Hyeres Bronze