SAILOR – GRINDER

MARIUS VAN DER POL

Helmet Number: 05
Age: 30
Number of America’s Cups: 1

Career Highlights
NZ 500m Indoor Row Record (1min 14sec)

 

Marius grew up watching the America’s Cup with his Dad. He holds the New Zealand 500m Indoor Row Record, which positioned him as an ideal candidate for a position on the boat. After going through the ruthless pre-trials, he then joined Emirates Team New Zealand as a grinder on the AC75. Marius has cycled the length of New Zealand at the age of twenty. Without any previous training, this experience taught him, that the body can overcome these challenges even when you feel there was nothing left – "No Excuse" is what gets him through the relentless performance on the handles.