Matt Bugg

Matt Bugg

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Matt Bugg

CLASS: INTERNATIONAL 2.4mR
POSITION: HELM
PARALYMPIC GAMES: 1
ISAF BIO: AUSMB33
Full Name:
Matt Bugg (Buggy/Buggo/Bugsy)
Date of Birth:
25/02/1981 (36)
Began Sailing:
Age 1
Hometown:
Hobart (TAS)
Home Club:
Royal YC of Tasmania
Institute / Academy:
TIS, AIS
Australian Sailing Team:
2013 - Present
Education:
Certificate 4 Commercial Cookery, TAFE

Personal Mantra / Favourite Motto

The more you train the luckier you get

My sporting hero is

Kelly Slater

If I wasn't sailing,

I would be cooking

On my day off,

I sleep

Superstition / Ritual

Lucky gloves

Advice to young sailors

Take up sail boarding

Personal Acheivements

Lots to come
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    Fathers 35 foot keelboat, Sabot

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

    Sabot, 12 ft Cadet, 420, 470, Laser, Cherub, Sharpie, Etchells

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    Competing at the 2012 London Paralympics

  • INTERNATIONAL 2.4mR Technical Details
    boat_2.4m
    • Type Keelboat
    • No. of Crew 1
    • Year Designed 1982
    • Beam Length 0.8m
    • Hull Length 4.16m
    • Mainsail Area 4.5 m2
    • Headsail Area 3 m2

    Top Sailing Results

    • 2012 London Paralympics 7th
    • 2015 Para World Sailing Champs Bronze
    • 2014 IFDS Worlds 5th
    • 2013 IFDS Worlds 4th
    • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta Bronze
    • 2015 Sailing WC Melbourne Silver
    • 2015 ISAF WC Hyeres Silver
    • 2015 ISAF WC Miami 4th
    • 2014 ISAF WC Melbourne Gold
    • 2013 ISAF WC Melbourne Bronze