Tom Burton

Tom Burton

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Tom Burton

CLASS: LASER: MEN'S 1 PERSON DINGHY
POSITION: HELM
OLYMPIC GAMES: 0
ISAF BIO: AUSTB17
Full Name:
Tom Burton (TB)
Date of Birth:
27/06/1990 (26)
Began Sailing:
Age 12
Hometown:
Sydney
Home Club:
Middle Harbour YC
Institute / Academy:
AIS
Australian Sailing Team:
2010 - Present
Education:
Cert 3-4 Fitness

My sporting hero is

Ben Ainslie, since my dad put a poster of him on my wall when I was younger

Personal Mantra / Favourite Quote

Don’t do it good, do it better.

If I wasn't sailing, I would

attempt to be better at cycling

Superstition / Ritual

Got to have new ropes for a big event

Advice to young sailors

Work smarter not harder

Personal Achievements

Previously ranked No1 in the world
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    Sabot

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

    OK Dinghy, Laser / Radial, AC45, Farr40, Moth

  • When did you first represent Australia?

    Laser Radial Worlds - 2007

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    2nd Sail Melbourne 2010 Qualification for AST

  • @swifto203004 3rd in Medemblik 2016. #lastdownwindbeauty
    Watching take 2 of laser medal race in Medemblik #annoyingyacht #abandoned #lookatthedroneswift @wannesvanlaer @swifto203004
    Some more touristing thanks to @wannesvanlaer #knokkelezoute @emma_knighton @mattwearn1995
    Change of scenery #paris #eiffeltower @emma_knighton
    Just after speaking to the master @m_blackers went on to find @jaredwest #jabbathehutt
    Talking to the man himself @m_blackers
    London bringing out the weather for day2 #sunsoutbunsout #baldingprobs
    LASER: MEN'S 1 PERSON DINGHY Technical Details
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    • Type Centreboard Boat
    • No. of Crew 1
    • Opt. Crew Weight 60+kg
    • Designer Bruce Kirby
    • Year Designed 1969
    • Beam Length 1.37
    • Hull Length 4.23
    • Mainsail Area 7.06 m2

    Top Sailing Results

    • 2015 Laser Standard Worlds Bronze
    • 2015 ISAF WC Hyères Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Melbourne Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Final Abu Dhabi Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Qingdao Gold
    • 2014 ISAF Worlds Laser Silver
    • 2014 Rio Test Event Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Hyères Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Mallorca Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Melbourne Gold
    • 2013 ISAF WC Melbourne Gold