Team Australia will make their debut at the final Act of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™, 8-11 December. Made up of some of the country's biggest names in sailing, the Aussies will join the fleet of experienced pros as the first foiling season for the global tour comes to a conclusion on the waters of Sydney Harbour.
Heading up the team is Sean Langman, a highly successful Aussie sailor who has been competitive in a wide range of classes, from the 49er dinghy to the ORMA 60 trimaran.
18ft skiff ace Seve Jarvin will join Langman as mainsail trimmer onboard Team Australia's GC32. Jarvin has previously skippered GAC Pindar's Extreme 40 in the 2014 and 2015 Extreme Sailing Series.
On headsail trim is fellow skiff star Marcus Ashley-Jones. Ashley-Jones also boasts previous Extreme Sailing Series experience having raced with Jarvin onboard GAC Pindar at several of the 2015 Acts. It will, however, be the pair's first time racing the hydro-foiling GC32s that replaced the Extreme 40s at the start of this season.
Rounding off the fully Australian roster are bowman Gerard Smith, another 18ft skiff sailor, and floater Rhys Mara, who competed in the 2016 World Match Racing Tour onboard KA Match / CYCA.