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Andrew Murdoch is the Laser class representative for New Zealand at the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in Beijing.

After a very successful youth career, Andrew Murdoch (26 years of age) is one of New Zealands top yachting prospects for the future.  His next goal is to win Gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.  

Andrew has a proven record of achievement he has twice been World Champion in team racing and has also captained those World Championship-winning teams. At youth level in the Laser class he achieved bronze (1999) and silver (2000).  

His most recent successes, after many years of achievements, have been 2nd in 2007, 3rd in 2005 and 6th in 2006 and the Laser World Championships; 2nd in the HRH Princess Sofia Regatta; 2nd Sail Melbourne, 2nd in the Semaine Olympique Francaise; 3rd Pre-pre Olympic Test Event in China.

Until recently, Andrew was competing internationally and studying engineering at Auckland University of Technology.  He is now training and competing fulltime towards gold at Beijing. He receives coaching assistance from Yachting New Zealand.

Andrew is a top New Zealand Athlete, with sound values and the determination to win.  He has constantly achieved recognition and been awarded various honours over the past 18 years.

Yachting Achievements


  • 2nd Sail Melbourne Asia Pacific Championships, Australia
  • 12th ISAF Laser World Championships, Terrigal, Australia
  • 2nd Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France
  • 7th Kieler Woche, Keil, Germany


  • 2nd ISAF Laser World Championships, Cascais, Portugal
  • 3rd Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France
  • 2nd HRH Princess Sofia Trophy, Palma, Spain
  • 1st Sail Auckland International Regatta, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 4th Sail Sydney International Regatta, Sydney Australia   


  • 6th Laser World Championships, Jeju, Korea
  • 3rd Pre-pre Olympic Test Event, Qingdao, China
  • 5th Holland Regatta, Medemblik, Holland
  • 4th Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France
  • 1st New Zealand Nationals Championships
  • 1st Sail Auckland International Regatta
  • 3rd Australian National Championships


  • 3rd World Championships, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • 8th European Championships, Cartagena, Spain
  • 1st Sydney International Regatta
  • 1st Oki 24 Hour Race Auckland
  • 2nd Asia Pacific Laser Championships
  • 2nd Sail Auckland


  • Halberg Award Nominee
  • Yachting New Zealand Merit Award
  • Sport  Northland Code Award 

Andrew Secret Weapon
Andrew's Secret Weapon for the light winds at the Olympics!

Thanks Hyundai
Special Thanks to Hyundai for their great Support


Latest World Ranking
as at 3 September 2008

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Olympics 12 - 19 August

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12 Aug Andrew Starts Today
4 August Olympic Info
31Jul NZ Hearld Article
Due to personal sponsorship clashes Olympic games blog info will be on the
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Andrew's Laser Parts

LMTD - Laser Mast Teflon Disc : Helps to protect your Las  
Laser Mast Teflon Disc $15

LPT - Laser Padded Toe Strap : uses a special material
Padded Toe Strap $39

ROPPV6FFRD - 6mm 50/50 Vectran -Red. 3.5m of this is great for
6mm Vectran Traveller $42

LCS - Laser Clew Strap : The ultimate clew tie down for
Laser Clew Strap $25.50

LBB - Laser Combination Board Bag : Holds all foils incl
Laser Board Bag $99

470 ml McLube $40.90

HA0043 - Harken #043 57 mm Hexaratchet Port Ratchet Mainshe
Harken 57mm Mainsheet Block $86

HA2135 - Harken Carbo Ratchet Single Swivel 57mm Mainsheet
Harken 57mm Carbo Mainsheet Block $84.50

HA2608 - Harken #2608 40mm Carbo Ratchet Block & Swivel. L
Harken 40mm Carbo Mainsheet Block $70.50

HA0376 - Harken #376 16 mm Forkhead Block
Forkhead Single Airblock $23.50

HA0404 - Harken #404 16 mm Fixed Single Airblock
Single Airblock $15.70

HA0329 - Harken #329 Micro Fairlead Reverse for Micro Cam c
Micro Fairlead $15.50

HA0427 - Harken #427 Micro Carbo Cam Cleat W/Fairlead
Micro Carbo Cam Cleat with Fairlead $40

HA0423 - Harken #423 Micro Carbo Cam Cleat. Ultra Lightwei
Micro Carbo Cam Cleat $33.50

Andrew's Coastal Sailing Gear

RCJ - Rooster Coastal Jacket
Coastal Jacket $179

RHFT - Rooster Hi-Fit Trousers : Rooster Hi Fit Trousers

Rooster Hi-Fit Trousers $139

Poly Pro Top $59

RPPL - Rooster Poly Pro Leggings
Poly Pro Leggings $59

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