Tom Burton

Tom Burton

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Tom Burton

CLASS: LASER: MEN'S 1 PERSON DINGHY
POSITION: HELM
OLYMPIC GAMES: 1
ISAF BIO: AUSTB17
Full Name:
Tom Burton (TB)
Date of Birth:
27/06/1990 (27)
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 No.1 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?

    Winning an Olympic Gold medal.

  • LASER: MEN'S 1 PERSON DINGHY Technical Details
    • 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

    • 2017 World Championship Test Event 2nd
    • 2016 World Cup Final 4th
    • 2016 Rio Olympic Games 1st
    • 2016 World Championships 6th