Daniel Willcox, from Auckland's Murrays Bay Sailing Club, made his Olympic debut at Rio 2016 sailing together with Paul Snow-Hansen in the Men's 470 double-handed dinghy.

Willcox and Snow-Hansen are long-time friends, both representing New Zealand at junior level at the 2004 Optimist World Championships, where Willcox placed 4th. They paired up in the Men's 470 in 2013 to embark on the Road to Rio.

Snow-Hansen and Willcox achieved a career best performance at the 2016 Men's 470 World Championships held in Argentina in February with a silver medal.

Willcox is from an accomplished sporting family; his father Hamish is a three-time Men's 470 World Champion, and his sister Anna represented New Zealand at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in freeski slopestyle.


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Dan's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016

    • Sailing (470 - Men)
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Medal Race (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 104pts
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 10 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 16pts Q
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 09 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 10pts
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 08 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 13pts
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 07 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 2pts
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 06 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 5pts
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 05 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 23pts
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 04 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 15pts
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 03 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 20pts
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 02 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 10pts
      470 Men's Two Person Dinghy - Race 01 (Snow-Hansen/Willcox) 2pts
      Placed 10 of 26