Murdoch, from Kerikeri, Northland has recently won Pre-Olympics silver in Qingdao, China. He was 7th in the World Championship in Portugal in 2007 up against a large and competitive Laser fleet. The 25 year old also medalled at Princess Sofia and at Semaine Olympique Francaise last year, where he finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. 

Murdoch's first Olympics will be the 2008 Beijing Olympics.