UniCredit Youth America's Cup

Andre Van Dam


Royal Vancouver Yacht Club


Wellington, New Zealand





Introducing Andre Van Dam, a young sailing talent with dual citizenship in New Zealand and Canada. Andre’s competitive sailing journey includes being a reserve for the 470 Olympic team and a training partner for the Tokyo 2020 Olympians. In 2022, Andre took the bronze medal at the 470 Junior Europeans.


Other sailing achievements include champion at the New Zealand Open Match Racing National Championship in 2022, and finishing 6th at the World Match Racing Tour Finals in Sydney. In 2023, Andre’s team secured second place at the Youth Foiling Gold Cup in the 69F in Miami.


Andre has also served as an ETF boat captain and currently works as a junior sailmaker at North Sails. He holds a New Zealand Level 3 qualification in electrical engineering. With his sights set on the 2028 Olympic Games, he's determined to leave a lasting mark on the international stage.