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The break that put Lewis on heavyweight path

by David Sygall 7 Feb 06:29 GMT
Australian Squad 49er sailor Lewis Brake © Australian Sailing Team

Lewis Brake spent three years as an Australian Squad 49er sailor, training with Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen. But after stepping away from the sport, during which he bulked up at the gym, good friend Jake Lilley, who was busy chasing his America's Cup dream, lent him his Finn and Brake took to it like a fish to water.

Last month, Brake scored a major breakthrough, gaining a podium spot at the 2018 Australian International Finn Championship and being crowned the nation's top U23 Finn class sailor.

The 22-year-old is now working hard alongside fellow Finn squad members Lilley, Oli Tweddell and Jock Calvert, under the tutelage of Athens Olympics silver medallist and Australian Sailing Finn coach, Rafael Trujillo.

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