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Skipper - Samantha (Osborne) Norman – NZL

Samantha (Osborne) Norman – skipper, Carla Holgate – main/tactic, Taylor Holland – bow

Representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 29 years old physiotherapist Samantha sailed a lot of match racing in 2005 – 2011. She won the inaugural Buddy Melges Challenge in 2009 and finished runner-up the year after. After a long break from sailing, she’s come back to match racing this year, winning the national championship in Waitemata Harbour. The Women’s Match Racing World Championship in Sheboygan will be her WIM Series debut. Kite surfing is Samantha’s favourite nowadays.

High resolution images – 2016