Matthew Rist

New Zealand
Home town: Stanmore Bay, Auckland, NZL
Home sailing club: Manly
Sailing achievements:Within eleven months of starting to sail, have come in top five of NZ O’pen Bic sailors at the 2017 Nationals
When did you start sailing?: February 2016
What other sports do you participate in?: Soccer and Hockey
Who is your favorite sports star?: Russell Coutts
What is your favorite thing about the O’pen BIC?: No bailing!
What is your personal goal in sailing?: To be able to sail all kinds of different boats
What excites you most about sailing?: Reaching in strong winds
If you had one super power to help your sailing, what would it be?: The ability to predict the wind shifts
Who do you want to win the America’s Cup?: Emirates Team NZ