High Performance McCrae Sailors


McCrae Yacht Club has a long and distinguished list of high-performance sailors. State, National and World Champions along with world speed sailing record holder, Olympic medalist, Little America’s cup and America’s cup winners.
Here is some of the current group of exceptional sailors.

 

Glenn Ashby

The best catamaran sailor in the world.

Glenn and his family have been long time members of McCrae Yacht Club. Starting out in small dinghies, Paper Tiger catamarans, Glenn has gone on to represent Australia at the Olympics in the Tornado class. He has won more A Class Catamaran world and national titles than anyone can keep track of and is the driving force behind Emirates Team New Zealand quest to defend the America’s Cup.

Casey Imeneo

Casey is McCrae born and bred. Growing up sailing Minnows, then Pacers, Casey has become a force in the women’s Laser Radial. Currently ranked 3rd in Australia,
Casey is a Victorian Institute of Sport sponsored athlete. Casey is training full-time to compete in the Laser World Championships to be held at Sandringham in January 2020.
Laser Radial Class only have a total of 44 females worldwide who can qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020

Brody Riley

Brody has accumulated a collection of 18 Laser Cubes. Following the 2015 Laser Radial Nationals, he was offered a full-scholarship at the Victorian Institute of Sport.
His first World Championships when he travelled to Ireland for the 2016 Laser Radial Youth World Championships to finish just shy of the top 10; albeit achieving his first international race win. At the 2017 Nationals, Brody finished 2nd at the Laser Radial Nationals in Adelaide by a point. He then transitioned into the Laser Standard where he was regularly invited to train with the AST in Sydney.
In 2018, Brody self-funded his first year on the European Circuit. After being unable to further finance his Olympic Dream he has turned his focus to his law degree.
Currently, Brody is training multiple days a week in preparation for the Laser Radial Men’s World Championships to be held at Sandringham in February 2020.

“The feeling I get when I’m sailing is irreplaceable; I have never known life without it, and so in a sense, being on the water is homely. Whether I’m sailing, surfing or relaxing on a yacht with mates, there is nowhere else I’d rather be.”

Mark Bulka

Mark has been sailing all his life and started racing relatively late for such a champion. He loves the competition and, artery of sailing across multiple classes of boats. His family are also keen sailors.
A multiple World Champion in the Contender class, Mark has recently turned his hand to the foiling A Class Catamaran, and is competing in the Tasar’s with his eldest son Oliver.