Daniel Fitzgibbon

Daniel Fitzgibbon

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Daniel Fitzgibbon

CLASS: SKUD 18
POSITION: HELM
PARALYMPIC GAMES: 2
ISAF BIO: AUSDF2
Full Name:
Daniel Fitzgibbon (Dan/BCD)
Date of Birth:
15/06/1976 (39)
Began Sailing:
Age 4
Hometown:
Sydney (NSW)
Home Club:
Royal Prince Alfred YC
Institute / Academy:
AIS, NSWIS
Australian Sailing Team:
2010 - Present
Education:
Studying B. Business (Property Economics)

My sporting hero is

John Bertrand

If I wasn't sailing

I would be getting bored

On my day off

I love to take the dog for a long walk

Personal Mantra / Favourite Quote

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone

Superstition / Ritual

Don't shave during a regatta

Personal Achievements

Many but defending our Paralympic title is one I'm aiming at
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    Sabot

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

    420, 470, Sydney 38

  • When did you first represent Australia?

    IFDS Worlds, Melbourne 2004

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    Gold Medal at 2012 Paralympic Games

  • SKUD 18 Technical Details
    boat_SKUD
    • Type Lead-assisted Skiff
    • No. of Crew 2
    • Designer Universal Design
    • Year Designed 2005
    • Beam Length 2.29m
    • Hull Length 5.8m
    • Mainsail Area 10.5 m2
    • Headsail Area 5 m2
    • Spinnaker Area 20 m2

    Top Sailing Results

    • 2012 Paralympics Gold
    • 2008 Paralympics Silver
    • 2015 Para World Sailing Champs Gold
    • 2014 IFDS Worlds Gold
    • 2012 IFDS Worlds Bronze
    • 2011 IFDS Worlds Bronze
    • 2004 IFDS Worlds Gold
    • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta Gold
    • 2015 Sailing WC Melbourne Gold
    • 2015 ISAF WC Miami Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Melbourne Gold