This will be Hamish Pepper's Olympic Games having represented New Zealand twice before in Atlanta 1996 and in Athens 2004. Both previous appearances have been in the single-handed dinghy the Laser, and Pepper finished 10th in 1996 and 7th in 2004.
Switching to the Star in 2006, Pepper teamed up with fellow Aucklander Carl Williams to take on the double-handed men's keelboat class. The New Zealand duo took this class littered with sailing legends by storm winning the prestigious Star World Championship in their 'rookie year'.
A highlight in 2007 was a silver medal at the Olympic Test Event sailed in Qingdao, China in August.
Pepper's sailing career also includes significant achievements in the keelboat arena including the Americas Cup. He was an integral part of Team New Zealand's successful defence of the Americas Cup in 2000 and has won two match-racing World Championship, a Mumm 30 World Championship and a Farr 40 World Championship.
Hamish's Games History
Olympic Summer Games London 2012
- Race 01: 15 Race 02: 7 Race 02: Race 03: 1 Race 04: 13 Race 05: 6 Race 06: 5 Race 07: 9 Race 08: 8 Race 09: 8 Race 10: 9 Medal Race: 4
Olympic Summer Games Beijing 2008
- Race 01: 4th Race 02: 9th Race 03: 2nd Race 04: 11th Race 05: 1st Race 06: 12th Race 07: 11th Race 08: 13th Race 09: 5th Race 10: 11th Race 11: 7th
Olympic Summer Games Athens 2004
- Races: 3:06 Final Race: 3:15 (21st) Races: 0:13 (2nd) Races: 1:59 (13th) Races: 2:38 (26th) Races: 1:17 Races: 2:00 (11th) Races: 1:32 (9th) Races: 1:02 (5th) Races: 0:42 (3rd) Races: RDG (5th)
Olympic Summer Games Atlanta 1996