Next Event: GC32 World Championship - Riva del Garda, Italy 24 May - 27 May 2018

Red Bull Sailing Team - 2018 (AUT)

Led by double Olympic gold medallists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, Austrian challenger Red Bull Sailing Team introduces some impressive new faces for 2018. Two-time America’s Cup sailor Chris Draper takes the helm in the team’s ninth season on the circuit, with hopes of leveraging his superior knowledge of foiling to propel the team through the ranks.

Backing him up is a new crop of young pros. Scottish sailor Neil Hunter joins the team on the foils, following a stint in the America’s Cup with Land Rover BAR and a win in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. He’s accompanied by British sailor and fellow Land Rover BAR America’s Cup competitor Ed Powys. The team looks to be a tough competitor, with Hunter and Powys both boasting prior Extreme Sailing Series experience. The line-up is completed by former 49er sailor Rhys Mara (AUS) and 2016 World Match Racing Tour winner Dan Morris (USA).

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Roman Hagara
AUT
Roman Hagara

Skipper

Double Olympic gold medallist (Sydney and Athens) Roman Hagara leads the Austrian team in 2018. Having competed in the last eight Series’ Hagara hopes to use his substantial experience to lead the team to victory.

Hans Peter Steinacher
AUT
Hans Peter Steinacher

Sailing Team Sport Director / Bowman

Double Olympic gold medallist (Sydney and Athens) Hans-Peter Steinacher returns for 2018 as Red Bull Sailing Team Sport Director. Whilst a shoulder injury prevents him participating in Act 1, he hopes to be back on the GC32 for the second event in Riva del Garda, 24-27 May.

Chris Draper
GBR
Chris Draper

Helm

Two-time America’s Cup sailor Chris Draper takes the helm in the team’s ninth season on the circuit, with hopes of leveraging his superior knowledge of foiling to propel the team through the ranks.

Neil Hunter
GBR
Neil Hunter

Flight control

Scottish sailor Neil Hunter joins the team on the foils, following a stint in the America’s Cup with Land Rover BAR and a win in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Boasting prior Extreme Sailing Series experience, Neil’s presence on the team makes them a tough competitor.

Daniel Morris
USA
Daniel Morris

Bowman

American sailor Dan Morris joins the team as Bowman for the 2018 Series. The 2016 World Match Racing Tour champion brings with him the skills and determination needed to top the podium this season.

Rhys Mara
AUS
Rhys Mara

Trimmer

Former 49er sailor Rhys Mara joins the Austrian team as Trimmer for the team’s ninth season. The Aussie sailor has his sights set on the top spot as the team is determined to smash the rankings from the get go.

Ed Powys
GBR
Ed Powys

Mainsheet

The British sailor joins Red Bull Sailing Team after a stint in the America’s Cup with Land Rover BAR. He adds to the experience on the Austrian team, having previously sailed with Oman Air.