Carrie Smith

Fremantle-born Carrie Smith took up sailing at just two-years-old after her father, and his family, introduced her to the sport. She started in the sabre and other junior categories before moving onto the 420 and then finally the 470 which she made her Olympic debut in at the Rio 2016 Games. 

It’s was a rollercoaster two years for Smith before her debut. She was rushed to hospital with complications from stomach surgery in 2014, one of four operations she endured in the year, before being forced to take around six months off from the sport.

Ryan and Smith, coached by Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Nathan Wilmot, finished the 2015 World Championships regatta in ninth to secure a quota spot for Australia for Rio.

At the Games they had an overall result of 15th, finishing outside the top 10 which went through to the medal race. 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

470 - Women
Race 01 16 pts; 16th 16 16
Race 02 24 pts; 14th 8 8
Race 03 35 pts; 13th 11 11
Race 04 52 pts; 13th (17) 17
Race 05 59 pts; 13th 7 7
Race 06 65 pts; 10th 6 6
Race 07 79 pts; 12th 14 14
Race 08 94 pts; 12th 15 15
Race 09 111 pts; 14th 17 17
Race 10 TP: 123 pts; NP: 106 pts; 15th 12 12
Final Placing 15 / 20