Leslie Egnot was born in the United States, but her family moved to New Zealand when she was 10 and she grew up in Christchurch. She and her sister Jenny (who was to sail for New Zealand at the Sydney 2000 Olympics) became involved in sailing.

Leslie created headlines in her early teens when she won the Tanner Cup, the first female to win the national P class event. She had plenty of early success, winning a national 470 title in 1988 with her sister.

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