Alex

Alexandra Maloney

Bringing women’s skiff sailing to a whole new level

Molly Meech and Alex Maloney perform during training at Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand on March 6th, 2014
© Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Alexandra Maloney. My discipline is sailing. My friends call me Alex. I was born on 19 March 1992 in New Zealand. My special talent is 49er FX sailing. The most important person in my life is my family. My favorite food is berries. My favorite music is Jack Johnson, XX and Taylor Swift.

Bio

Growing up on a boat cruising the South Pacific with her family, Alex Maloney already gained ‘nautical’ experience in her very early days.

"It was an awesome lifestyle, and I grew to love the ocean and nature. I also learnt a certain level of respect for the ocean and the power it has over you, when stuck in a few gnarly storms," she says of her experience.

Alex started sailing herself in the junior classes and soon fell in love with competitive sailing, the 49erFX class, skiff racing and the opportunities that came with it.

When it was announced that there will be a women’s skiff at the 2016 Olympics, she teamed up with Molly Meech, a pairing which already proved to be successful on their first year on the circuit.

Maloney and Meech are determined to keep with the front of the fleet and want to bring women’s skiff sailing to a whole new level.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 2nd Place: Sailing World Cup – Women’s 49erFX

      Weymouth, UK

  2. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Sailing World Cup – Women’s 49erFX

      Miami, Florida, USA

  3. 2015
    1. 2nd Place: ISAF Sailing World Cup

      Weymouth, UK

  4. 2013
    1. 1st Place: 49erFX World Championship

      Marseille, France

    2. 3rd Place: 49erFX European Championship

      Aarhus, Denmark

    3. 1st Place: ISAF Sailing World Cup

      Hyeres, France

    4. 2nd Place: ISAF Sailing World Cup

      Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  5. 2012
    1. 1st Place: ISAF Sailing World Cup

      Melbourne, Australia