Jake Lilley began sailing at the age of 15 in his home town of Brisbane and is currently the world no. 5 in the sport.
Previously coached by US Olympic silver medallist in the Finn class John Bertrand, Lilley is currently coached by Euan McNicol after they paired up in March this year.
He counts fellow sailors Adrian Finglas, Ben Ainslie, Tom Slingsby and Ed Wright as his biggest influencers.
The youngest ever Australian National Championships winner in his class, he secured Australia a quota spot in the Finn Class for the Rio Games at the 2014 World Championships in Santander, Spain.
He was Australia’s sole competitor in the Finn class at the Rio Test Event last year, where he finished in eighth place.
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- Rio 2016 will be debut.
- 9th - 2016 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland, Great Britain
- 4th - 2016 Finn Gold Cup Gaeta, Italy
- 1st – 2016 World Cup (Hyeres, France)
- 4th – 2016 Trofeo Princesa Sofia (Palma de Majorca, Spain)
- 37th – 2016 European Championship (Barcelona, Spain)
- Youngest ever Australia Captain
- European Junior Champion
- ISAF World Cup Gold, 4th World Championships
- Brisbane Boys' College
Euan McNicol (2016-Current)
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly, Brisbane
Queensland Academy of Sport
Primary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Favourite music
- John Mayer
- Personal Motto
- If you can believe it, you can achieve it!
- Star Sign
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Tom Slingsby (2008 - 2012)
- First Olympic Memory?
- Sydney 2000 Rowing
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- Brendan Casey
- Why this sport?
- It requires the absolute best of you in every single aspect of your life.