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Brin Liddell

Age

22

Place of Birth

GEELONG, VIC

Hometown

Belmont, NSW

Junior Club

Hunters Hill Sailing Club

Senior Club

Wangi Wangi Sailing Club

Olympic History

Paris 2024

High School

Arndell Anglican College/Macquarie College

 

Brin's Story

Brin Liddell and his Nacra 17 crewmate Rhiannan Brown have an easy familiarity with each other that comes with sailing together for several year and being friends since they were eight.

"We stay as calm as we can on the water so we don't have big arguments," Brin said, who got into the sport through his parents.

Brin learnt to sail in a Sabot at Hunters Hill Sailing Club on Sydney Harbour and in 2016 he won the Sabot Australian Nationals. At the same time, he was also sailing a Flying 11 out of Belmont on Lake Macquarie.

In 2017, Brin transitioned into the Nacra 15, the youth Olympic pathway boat, and the following year he and brother Jake placed ninth overall at the Nacra 15 European Championships on Lake Como, Italy.

 

Brin and Rhiannan teamed up in 2019 - with Brin as skipper and Rhiannan crewing - and finished 14th at the Nacra 15 World Championships in France before winning the Australian Nacra 15 Nationals at Sorrento in Victoria.

The pair transitioned to Nacra 17, the Olympic two-person multi-hull, in 2020 and began competing on the international circuit in 2022, racing in the Nacra 17 Europeans in Aarhus, Denmark, and the Nacra 17 World Championships in Nova Soctia, Canada, placing 20th and 19th respectively. They also finished third at the 2023 Nacra 17 Junior Worlds.

They finished 2023 by winning their class at the Sail Sydney regatta, securing a quota place for the Paris Olympics.

 

At the prestigious 2024 Princesa Sofia Regatta in Palma, Spain - a crucial Olympic lead-up event - Brin and Rhiannan showed strong form before missing out on the medal race by just one point.

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