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Anthony Nossiter

MHYC Article 2004

Anthony and his dad Ben Nossiter are well known at MHYC. Sailing is in Nocka's blood and he began sailing at 7 years of age. His grandfather Harold Nossiter was the first Australian to sail around the world in a yacht he had built himself. His father Ben Nossiter, who Nocka rates as one of the most influential people in his career, is another famous sailor at MHYC.

When Anthony is not racing, his favourite hobbies are windsurfing, wave-surfing, kayaking and wake boarding. His sailing prowess is not only in Finns, but also in ocean racing when in 2004 he sailed on Djuice Dragon in the round the world Volvo Ocean Race. He is reported saying that his most humorous moment was being nude around Cape Horn during that race and said that "Australians must go 'bare-headed' while rounding the "Capes' of this planet" - he started the tradition.  (Yachting Australia 28/04/04).

The Finn class is one of the most physically demanding dinghies to sail and the only medal that Australia has won in this class was a bronze by John Bertrand in 1976. Nocka finished 13th overall in the Sydney 2000 Olympic games went into this Olympics rating 8th in the Finns for 2003. He was in the top ten positions throughout the entire competition in Athens and stunned the Finn world champion Ben Ainslie to win race 7. He finished a credible 6th place (a personal best).

Nocka is shortly leaving our shores along with no less than 5 other Olympic Finn sailors to join the Italian challenge of the 2007 America's Cup.


MHYC Article 2004
MHYC Article 2004

Profile

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Anthony Nossiter 2004 Olympics Finn
Anthony Nossiter 2004 Olympics Finn

'Nocka' has been sailing the Finn since 1998 with various forays into the Volvo Ocean Race and the America's Cup, during which time he kept up with his Finn sailing. Although has had many top ten places over the years and world and Grade 1 regattas, never really made it as far as the podium. Big strong sailor who loves windy and wavy conditions, but capable of winning races in anything.

Current World Ranking (2008): 9

Previous Olympics: 2000 (Finn - 13th), 2004 (Finn - 6th)

Best Results: 2007 Finn Gold Cup - 10th, 2003 Finn Gold Cup -8th

2008 Form: Finn Gold Cup - 12th, Delta Lloyd - 8th; Hyeres - 7th; Sail Melbourne - 9th

Summary

2008 Finn Delta-Lloyd Regatta (formerly Holland Regatta) NED 8th 
2008 Finn European Championship ITA 15th 
2008 2008 Finn Hyeres Regatta FRA 7th 
2008 2008 Finn Finn Gold Cup AUS 12th 
2008 2008 Finn Sail Melbourne AUS 9th 

2007

Australian National Finn Champion for 6th time

2007

Sailing Team for Team Origin (2009 America's Cup Challenge for GBR)

2007

Qualify for Olympics (3rd Olympics)

2007

ISAF Finn World Championships - 10th

2007

America's Cup with +39 Italy, Sicily

2006

Sydney Hobart Race Scandia (Hobart No 7 for me)

2006

Swiss Finn Champion

2006

9th Finn Europeans

2006

Various Swedish Match Race events 'Mainsheet'

2006

America's Cup Acts

2005

Hobart AAPT

2005

Various Swedish Match Race events 'Mainsheet'

2005

America's Cup Acts

2004

Greece Olympics in Finn Class - 6th

2002/03

Volvo Ocean Race Djuice Dragon

2000

Sydney Olympics Finn Olympic Sailing Competition AUS 13th

Volvo Ocean Race 2002/3 on Djuice Dragon

Article on Yachting Australia webiste www.yachting.org.au/wharington-tiring-as-volvo-leg-drags-on/ 

Seabreeze Article

About Anthony (www.seabreeze.com.au/News/Sailing/Anthony-Nossiter-Australian-Olympic-Profile_1752397.aspx )

Job/Business/Study:Professional yachtsman and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) 

Yacht Club/s: Middle Harbour Yacht Club 

Started sailing and competing at: Age 7 in a Manly Junior 

First event competed in & first event won: Hunters Hill Sailing Club Racing 

Amusing Sporting Episode: Sailing naked around Cape Horn during 2001/2002 Volvo Ocean Race 

Best Sporting Achievement: Finished 6th at Athens 2004 Olympic Games 

Sporting Relatives: Great grandfather and his three sons were first Australians to sail around the world in an Australian boat in 1937 

Most Influential Person In Career: My father - he has supported by sailing and sport interests from an early age 

Ambitions: More Olympic Games, more America's Cups and more Volvo Round the World Ocean races 

The toughest thing about competitive sailing is: Making the right decisions 

My training and preparation includes:Ocean racing and match racing 

Before I compete I always: Have eggs for breakfast 

Other sporting interests - both those I take part in and those I like to watch: Ocean racing, windsurfing, surfing, road cycling and watching rugby 

Apart from sailing, I relax by: Watching movies, reading and having massages 

When travelling to compete, I miss: Surfing in the morning 

Personal motto: Go hard or go home 

1 thing people don't know about me: I cycled across Tasmania - from Hobart to Devonport - to lose weight and I actually put on 2 kg. 

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