TOROA RACING TEAM
Skipper: Mark Rijkse
Bow / Flight Controller
ETF26 SERIES RANKINGS
2022 - 4th
2021 - 3rd
Lifelong amateur sailor, formation aerobatic pilot
Olympic silver medallists Tokyo 2020 Games,
Mark Rikjse and John Gimson (helmsman) originally crewed on the Fast40+, but are now moving on to the ETF SERIES in 2021. Both passionate about racing and driven by the desire to discover the thrill of flight, the ETF26 was the perfect medium for them to exercise their passion. Mark, a long time sailor and John, the 2021 Nacra 17 world champion and Tokyo Olympic silver medalist, are also joined by several sailors who have won titles over the years. Indeed, Anna Burnet, John's Nacra 17 teammate and therefore also a silver medalist, takes the number 1 position and flight trimmer on the white foil catamaran. She is the first woman to join the ETF circuit. This year, Thomas Zajac, Nacra 17 medalist at the Rio Olympic Games (2016), Oli Greber, former member of the INEOS Britannia team and Tom Phipps have also joined the team.
Two time World Champions, Nacra 17.