Kristen Wadley – Laser 4.7 Sailor

Kristen Wadley

Born: July 2001

Currently living: Duchesne College, University of Queensland St Lucia, Brisbane

Chosen sport/s: Sailing

Name of my boat (Laser 4.7):
‘Grin n Bear It’

Long term sporting goal: Progressing to sail in the Olympic 470 Class.

Still training and competing:  Yes

Current focus: (e.g. studying, working, training for upcoming events?), Studying at University, being part of the Queensland Academy of Sport program, Training in the 470

Top 5 Sporting Achievements:

  1. 2017 State Champion for:
    Tasmania (RYC Tasmania),
    NSW/ACT (Double Bay SC, NSW)
  2. Queensland State Laser 4.7 Champion (Mooloolaba)
  3. 2017 Laser 4.7 World Championships (Belgium) – 10th Overall
  4. Open Bic World Championships (Lake Garda, Italy) – 4th overall, 2nd Girl
  5. 2018 Womens Oceania and Australian Open Champion (Royal Qld Yacht Squadron)

Other Info:

  • Received Queensland Junior Sports Award 2016
  • Awarded 2017 North Qld Junior Sports Star of the Year and was a Finalist for 2017 Queensland Junior Sports Award.
  • Was injured whilst competing in early 2018. Had shoulder reconstruction surgery in March 2018 and have been out of action for 6mths. Started back sailing in August 2018, with my first major regatta scheduled for September 2018 at the NSW Youth Championships.

Recent sporting achievements:

1 to 8 Jan 2019 1st Overall – Laser 4.7, 1st Female

2019 Oceania and Australian National Laser Championships

Mersey Yacht Club, Devonport, Tasmania

10 to 14 Jan 2019 1st Female (2nd Overall), Laser 4.7

2019 Australian Youth National Championships

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

29 Sep to 1 Oct 2018 4th Overall, Laser 4.7

2018 NSW Youth Championships

South Lake Macquarie ASC, NSW

1 Mar 2019

Member of QAS (Queensland Academy of Sport)

Sailing Team

State Sailing Performance Program – QAS.
1 Feb 2019 Instructor Qualifications Qualified AS Dinghy Instructor