Nathan Outteridge

Nathan Outteridge won three consecutive ISAF World Youth Championships (2002-2004) before becoming an Olympian in 2008. In 2005 The Novocastrian was involved in a car accident while driving to a Melbourne Regatta that left him needing to learn to walk again. At 22 he was back in evergreen form, winning the 2008 49er World Championships with Ben Austin. The pair combined again to finish fifth in the 49er medal race at the Beijing Olympic Games. A capsize in the final prevented them from securing a certain medal.

Having started a new partnership with Iain Jensen in 2009 the pair won the 49er World Championship in only their second regatta together. Despite finishing second in 2010, Outteridge won his third World Championship in 2011 while also claiming victory in the Olympic Test event in the same year.

With the form on the board Outteridge was looking to claim a spot on the Olympic podium that was within his grasp in Beijing. The pair’s consistency throughout the regatta saw them take the lead after the third race and eventually pulled off the remarkable feat of wrapping up the gold medal prior to the medal race. The pair finished outside the top six in only three of 16 races and were first past the line on five occasions on the way to gold. 

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

49er - Men
Race 01 8 pts; 8th 8 8
Race 02 9 pts; 3rd 1 1
Race 03 11 pts; 1st 2 2
Race 04 15 pts; 1st 4 4
Race 05 17 pts; 1st 2 2
Race 06 18 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 07 28 pts; 1st 10 10
Race 08 34 pts; 1st 6 6
Race 09 43 pts; 1st 9 9
Race 10 48 pts; 1st 5 5
Race 11 52 pts; 1st 4 4
Race 12 53 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 13 54 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 14 55 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 15 58 pts; 1st 3 3
Medal Race TP: 66 pts; NP: 56 pts; 1st 8 4  
Final Placing 1 / 20

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

49er - Open
Race 02 21 pts; 8th 1 pt 1st
Race 01 20 pts; 19th (20 pts) DSQ
Race 03 28 pts; 7th 7 pts 7th
Race 04 31 pts; 3rd 3 pts 3rd
Race 06 33 pts; 1st 1 pt 1st
Race 05 32 pts; 2nd 1 pt 1st
Race 07 39 pts; 1st 6 pts 6th
Race 09 49 pts; 1st 6 pts 6th
Race 08 43 pts; 2nd 4 pts 4th
Race 10 61 pts; 2nd 12 pts 12th
Race 11 63 pts; 2nd 2 pts 2nd
Race 12 81 pts; 3rd 18 pts 18th
Medal Race TP: 93 pts; NP: 73 pts; 5th 12 pts 6th
Final Placing 5 / 19