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 inChina.
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.
2nd Sail MelbourneAsia 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