Joel Turner

Joel Turner

Joel Turner's Coaching Staff

Joel Turner

CLASS: 49er: MEN'S 2 PERSON SKIFF
POSITION: Skipper
OLYMPIC GAMES:
ISAF BIO: AUSJT27
Full Name:
Joel Turner (Dad)
Date of Birth:
17/04/1995 (22)
Began Sailing:
Age 8
Hometown:
Runaway Bay, Gold Coast
Home Club:
Southport Yacht Club
Institute / Academy:
Queensland Academy of Sport, Australian Institute of Sport
Education:
Trinity Lutheran College


Advice to Young Sailors

Think big, the very best sailors are still normal people who can be beaten. Make sure you always enjoy your sailing and don’t turn it into a chore.

My sporting hero is

Tom Slingsby

On my day off

I listen to music, go for a walk and see friends - if I'm not allowed to do another sport.

If I wasn't sailing

I'd be a captain on a yacht cruise.

Superstition

Never wear the regatta shirt and never win the practice race.

Personal Mantra

"Work until your idols become your rivals"

Personal Achievment

Beating my sporting hero in races in the 49er.
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    Micron 3.3

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

    Sabot, 29er, Match racing, Extreme 40

  • When did you first represent Australia?

    ISAF 29er Youth Worlds, Ireland 2012

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    Finishing with silver medals in two World Cup events in a row.