WS Ranking 18
KNOTS Racing Team
Murrays Bay Sailing Club
It was inevitable Nick Egnot-Johnson would find his way into sailing. After all, his American-born mother Leslie, who has long called New Zealand home, was a pathfinder for women yachties when, after winning silver in the 470 class at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, she became the first woman to helm an America's Cup yacht as part of the all-women's crew in San Diego in 1995.
But as a youngster, Egnot-Johnson played tennis, rugby and soccer before turning his full attention to yachting.
Like his mother, sailing has become Egnot-Johnson's ticket to the world. He represented New Zealand at Optimist regattas in Mexico, Portugal, Korea, New Caledonia, Canada, and Australia where he became the first Kiwi sailor to win the International Optimist Australian and Open Championships when he headed a 150-strong fleet.
In September 2018, Egnot-Johnson and KNOTS Racing took the overall USA Grand Slam series win and the invitation to the Congressional Cup. Since then they went on to compete at the New Zealand Match Racing Nationals and came away with third place. Most recently, they managed to win the Hardy Cup regatta in Sydney in February 2019.
Egnot-Johnson and KNOTS Racing are looking forward to carry on their momentum into this year’s Congressional Cup and try to give the older guys a run for their money.
Graeme Sutherland – Tactician
Sam Barnett - Main
Zak Merton - Trim
Tim Snedden - Pit
Bradley Mclaughlin - Bow
1st Hardy Cup ’19, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, AUS
2nd New Zealand Youth World Match Racing Nationals ’18, Wellington Harbour, NZL
3rd New Zealand Match Racing Championships ’18, Waitemata Harbour, NZL
2nd The Thompson Cup Grade 2 ‘18, Oyster Bay, NY, USA
1st Oakcliff International Grade 2 ‘18, Oyster Bay, NY, USA
3rd The International Match Race for the Detroit Cup ‘18, USA
10th CMRC at CYC Chicago Grand Slam ’18, USA
4th Youth World Match Racing World Championship ’18, Lake Ledro, ITA
5th O.M. International Ledro Match Race ’18, Ledro, ITA
1st New Zealand Youth World Match Racing Trials ‘18, Waitemata Harbour, NZL
5th Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup ’18, Waitemata Harbour, NZL