Coaching Staff

AST Coaching Team

AST Coaching Team

The talented and dedicated coaching line-up of the Australian Sailing Team is
 led by Head Coach Victor Kovalenko, multiple gold medal-winning coach in the 470 Class.

Along with Olympic Bronze Medallist, Michael Blackburn (Laser), Olympic Silver Medallist Andrew Landenberger (Nacra 17), former World Champions; Emmett Lazich (49er), Shane Smith (49erFX), Jared West (Laser Radial), and Euan McNicol (Finn).

The Paralympic boat classes are coached by Grant Alderson (Sonar), Geoff Woolley (SKUD18) and Richard Scarr (2.4mR)

Olympic Boat Classes

470 Men’s 49er Laser
Victor Kovalenko Emmett Lazich Michael Blackburn
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Nacra 17 Finn Laser Radial 
Andrew Landenberger Euan McNicol Jared West
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470 Women's   49er FX  RS:X Women
 TBC Shane Smith Maksymilian Wójcik
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Paralympic Boat Classes

Skud 18 2.4mR Sonar
Geoff Woolley Richard Scarr Grant Alderson
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