Liesl Tesch

Liesl Tesch

Liesl Tesch's Coaching Staff

Liesl Tesch

CLASS: SKUD 18
POSITION: CREW
PARALYMPIC GAMES: 6
ISAF BIO: AUSLT8
Full Name:
Liesl Tesch (Teschie)
Date of Birth:
17/05/1969 (47)
Began Sailing:
Age 8
Hometown:
Woy Woy (NSW)
Home Club:
Royal Prince Alfred YC
Institute / Academy:
NSWIS, AIS
Australian Sailing Team:
2011 - Present
Education:
B. Science, Dip. Education

My Sporting hero is

Cathy Freeman

If I wasn't sailing

I would be relaxing next the water

On my day off,

I go out on they coach boat to try and learn more!

Personal Achievements

6X Paralympic Games (5 playing wheelchair basketball), co-founder Sport Matters (an international aid and development organisation), & I hold the key to Gosford City!

Advice to young sailors

Enjoy yourself!
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    Sydney to Hobart 2011 - Kayle, with 'Sailors With Disabilities'

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

    Etchells, Sydney 38, Lion 54

  • When did you first represent Australia?

    Miami OCR 2011

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    Winning GOLD with Dan Fitzgibbon at the London 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
    • 2015 Para World Sailing Chaps Gold
    • 2014 IFDS Worlds Gold
    • 2012 IFDS Worlds Bronze
    • 2011 IFDS Worlds Bronze
    • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta Gold
    • 2015 Sailing WC Melbourne Gold
    • 2015 ISAF WC Miami Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Melbourne Gold