Russell Boaden

Russell Boaden

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Russell Boaden

CLASS: SONAR
POSITION: BOW
PARALYMPIC GAMES: 2
ISAF BIO: AUSRB20
Full Name:
Russell Boaden (Rusty )
Date of Birth:
15/12/1969 (47)
Began Sailing:
Age 32
Hometown:
Perth (WA)
Home Club:
Royal Perth YS
Institute / Academy:
AIS, WAIS
Australian Sailing Team:
2006 - Present
Education:
Trade Studies in Technical Cooking at Fremantle TAFE

My sporting hero is

Mick Doohan

If I wasn't sailing,

I would be playing golf full time

On my day off,

I play golf

Advice to young sailors

Just stick at it and train hard

Personal Achievements

2 great kids and winning Bronze at Beijing 2008 Paralympics
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    Sonar

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

    Hobie Cats

  • When did you first represent Australia?

    2006 IFDS Worlds Rochester, USA

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    Winning Bronze at Beijing 2008 Paralympics

  • SONAR Technical Details
    • 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

    • 2008 Paralympics Bronze
    • 2012 Paralympics 6th
    • 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