Doyle Sails New Zealand is excited to introduce our newest member to the team. Nick Egnot-Johnson is a decorated young New Zealand sailor who will be a great addition to the Grand Prix sales team and bring his determination and love for the sport.
Nick is a three-time New Zealand Keelboat National Champion and world ranked match race skipper. Nick and his team were ranked second in the world in 2020 and were granted the 2021 World Match Race Tour Card. He has multiple international match racing wins in 2019 including the NZ Match Race Championships, Match Race Germany and Governor’s Cup in Newport Beach.
Nick was introduced to sailing at a young age, learning to sail off the back of the family cruising boat in an Optimist from the age of 7 years old. His mother is the esteemed Leslie Egnot who is an Olympian and America’s Cup helm. Both Leslie and Nick’s father Dave Johnson taught him the ropes and shared their passion for sailing with him.
While working on his successful match racing and keelboat career, Nick is also looking to further his course in the sailing industry. He is focused on carving out a pathway by working with the experienced team at Doyle Sails.
“I am really looking forward to being surrounded by such an amazing team of top-level sailors and sailmakers who I hope to learn as much as I can from.”
Adding young, motivated talent to the team is important to Doyle Sails as sailors like Nick bring a new perspective and level of drive, while learning the ropes from our world class team members.
Nick is extremely involved in the local sailing scene, you can catch him flying around on New Zealand waters in his Moth, at the helm with his loyal match race team, a crew member on some of the most competitive boats in Auckland harbour or giving tactics talks to local yacht clubs.
“Working with Doyle is an amazing opportunity that will combine my passion for sailboat racing with the experience of working with a company like Doyle, who are at the cutting edge of sailmaking internationally,” says Nick.
We are proud to have Nick on the team, his experience and knowledge will be a huge benefit to our existing and future customers. We look forward to working with him and watching him grow on and off the water.
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+64 27 612 8009
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