Name: Jade O'Connor
Birthdate: August 26, 1971
Kiting Since: 2001
ISAF No: IRLJO50
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.
Current World Rank
World Ranking: 5th (April 27th 2015)
Up from: 9th (October 2014)
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
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
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.
City / Town: Dublin
Mobile phone: +353868419236
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