16 Feb Max Vos
Max Vos is an 18-year-old law student from Sydney Australia who grew up racing dinghies and yachts (Australian for Sailboats) from a very early age. He has competitively raced tp52s, Farr 40s, and other custom racers such as the R/P 63 Loki on the Australian yachting circuit. While being a part of numerous professional teams he has also juggled dinghy racing campaigns in the laser, where he made gold fleet at the 2011 world championships, and Hobie 16’s where he came 2nd at the 2012 youth world trials.
After winning regional, state and national titles in Australia, Max is looking to build up strong contacts in the United States that he can race with in the future. He notes; “Oakcliff is a great place for me to develop my skills as a sailor, professional and person, the opportunities that they present to me are tremendous”. With this in mind Max has ambitions to sail in the Farr 30, Farr 40 and Melges 24 World Championships and further develop his skills as a sailor.
Max will now spend the summer training hard on Oyster Bay before heading over to San Francisco for the Americas Cup. After this Max hopes to finish his Commerce and Law degree at the University of New South Wales, and launch a self funded 49er Olympic campaign. 2013 is a great year for US sailing and he is very happy to be a part of it.