Jake Lilley

Jake Lilley, who began sailing at the age of 15, made his Olympic debut at the Rio Games in the finn class. 

Lilley, who had worked his way up to third place during the regatta, had a tough final day of the preliminary series, just scraping through to the medal race. He finished an admirable fifth place in the final race, and had a final overall result of eighth.

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 in 2015, where he finished in eighth place.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Finn - Men
Race 01 16 pts; 16th 16 16
Race 02 40 pts; 19th (24) UFD
Race 03 48 pts; 18th 8 8
Race 04 54 pts; 17th 6 6
Race 05 60 pts; 15th 6 6
Race 06 64 pts; 11th 4 4
Race 07 67 pts; 6th 3 3
Race 08 72 pts; 5th 5 5
Race 09 95 pts; 8th 23 23
Race 10 111 pts; 10th 16 16
Medal Race TP: 121 pts; NP: 97 pts; 8th 10 5
Final Placing 8 / 23