Lisa Darmanin

Lisa Darmanin

In her Olympic debut in Rio, Lisa Darmanin took home silver in the mixed multi-hull Nacra 17 class alongside teammate and cousin Jason Waterhouse.

 
Sitting in fourth prior to the decisive medal race, the Aussie duo jumped two places up the rankings after they crossed the line in second in the final race of the regatta behind New Zealand. The Sydneysiders were pipped for the gold medal by the Argentineans by a single point after the crew of Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza Sarouli finished the medal race in sixth as Austria's Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank won the bronze.
 
Prior to Rio, the pair had been sailing together for eight years, having claimed their first overseas medal together in 2009 winning the ISAF Youth Worlds in Buzios, Brazil. They both grew up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and train at Middle Harbour Sailing Club.
 
2015 was a successful year for Darmanin and Waterhouse, winning the Rio Test Event and finishing second at the World Championships. Darmanin was also named Australian female sailor of the year in 2015.
 
Darmanin used to compete in Poetry Eisteddfods. Her heritage is 50% Maltese and 50% English.

Olympic Results

Games Attended