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Fosters Supports Andy Maloney

We are proud to support the sailing campaigns of Andy Maloney.

Sailing is in the blood. Andy Maloney grew up on a boat sailing around the

South Pacific while being home schooled by his mum. Andy began

competitive dinghy sailing upon returning to New Zealand and has been

motivated by the challenge ever since. Winning the Men’s Youth Laser

Radial World Championships in 2008, Andy then raced at the top level in

the Olympic Laser Class placing third at the 2012 Men’s Senior Standard

Laser World Championship.

Andy was the wing trimmer on the NZL Sailing Team’s winning Red Bull

Youth America’s Cup team in 2013 and has competed on the Extreme

Sailing Series. Andy steered his team to victory in the 2016 NZ Open

Keelboat Nationals and enjoys competing in the odd event on other

keelboats.

After narrowly missing out on the Laser spot for the Rio Olympic Games

Andy threw himself into the America’s Cup challenge. He transformed

himself into a ‘Cyclor’ for Emirates Team New Zealand’s successful

campaign at the 35th America’s Cup. Andy helped power the hydraulics that

controlled the flying AC50 while also being the offside foil trimmer through

manoeuvres.

At the age of 27, Andy thrives off putting in the hard work and competing at

the top level of his sport, which in his eyes are the Olympic Games and the

America’s Cup.

There is unfinished business for Andy in the Olympic scene. Andy sees the

challenge of mastering the physical Finn Class dinghy as extremely

motivating. Andy and fellow ‘Cyclor’ Josh Junior have a shared vision to

bring the Finn Olympic Gold medal home from Tokyo. They strongly

believe that by working closely together as one tight unit, openly sharing

information and developing their boats as a team, they will be a formidable

force in the Finn Class come 2020. Their goal is to dominate the Finn World

by 2020 and have the team bring home Olympic Gold.

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