Basic Information

Name: Jade O'Connor
Gender: Female
Birthdate: August 26, 1971
Kiting Since: 2001
Nationality: Irish

Jade has been involved in sail sports since she was 5 years old. She's raced at National & International level in boats ranging from Opti's, Mirror's, Hobie 18's and Hobie Formulas, and now competes in the Kiteboard Formula class. Jade is Ireland's highest ranked international Kiteboarder in 2012, 2013, 2014.

This year has been her most successful to date which saw her break into the Worlds top 10 ranking, and narrowly miss a medal position at the European Championships.

Career Information

Current World Rank
World Ranking: 5th (April 27th 2015)
Up from: 9th (October 2014)

Greatest Success:

  • Bronze Medal for Ireland, Trofeo Princesa Sofia / Palma, Olympic Classes Event 2015
    Crowned British Ladies Champion 2014
    2nd at Olympic Classes Delta Lloyd Regatta 2014, Holland
    4th at European Championships 2014, Poland
    8th at The World Championships 2014, Istanbul Turkey

Future Goals:

  • Compete for Ireland at ISAF World Cup in 2015.
    To Medal at a Continental Championship in 2015.

    To Continue to train & strive towards my full sailing potential

National Class Association: IKSA

Sponsors: Ozone Kites, ELF Kites, Pure Magic Kiteboarding, Kitefoil Australia

Video Interview Spring 2015

The Will To Win (part 2) Part 2 of 'The Will to Win' covers Jade's progress as the 2015 racing season kicks off and looks at some of Jade's winter training evolution.

Contact Information

City / Town: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Mobile phone: +353868419236
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Website: http:/

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