Jaime Ryan | Australian Olympic Committee

Jaime's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Sailing
Event: 49erFX
Olympic History: Rio 2016
Highlights: Making the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Teams
Year Born: 1994
Place Born: NSW

Growing up in a family of passionate sailors, Jaime Ryan was introduced to sailing at a very young age.

While her older brother Will took to the water naturally, it took a little bit of convincing from Jaime’s older sister Sasha before she too started her competitive career.  

Born and raised in Lake Macquarie, NSW it wasn’t until Jaime was 15 years old that she started sailing, racing in the 420 class of boats.

Seven years later, Jaime made her Olympic debut alongside her brother Will at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  


Ready for a little more of this again soon 💦 📸 Thanks @beauoutteridge

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In Rio Ryan achieved a 15th place result alongside crewmate Carrie Smith, finishing just outside the top 10 which went through to the medal race. Her brother Will, alongside Matt Belcher, secured a silver medal in the men’s 470 class.  

Although Jaime made her Olympic debut competing in the women’s 470 class, she has recently swapped to the 49erFX class, joining crewmate Tess Lloyd in her bid to represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympics. 

The duo’s Olympic preparations are on track, recently placing 10th overall at the 2020 World Championships in Geelong. 

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