Born 14 July 1957
Auckland, New Zealand
Australian World Championship representative
Julian Bethwaite won the Cherub World Championship with sister Nicky in 1976.
He won the JJ Giltinan Trophy Championship (18-foot skiff World Championship) in 1986 (Entrad), 1991 and 1992 (AAMI).
Julian also won the Ben Lexcen World Grand Prix (18ft) in 1987 (Goodman Feilder), 1991 and 1993 (AAMI).
In 1988, Julian developed the B14, a one-person dinghy from 18-foot skiff designs which was the forerunner to the Olympic 49er.
In 1992, he designed the 49er, a two man version of the 18 which was selected as an Olympic Class in 1996.
In 1997, he designed the 29er as a training boat for 49er. This design was later awarded the Royal Institute of Naval Architects gold medal and the International Medal for Small Boat Design Excellence.
Both 29er and 49er were recognised by ISAF as International Classes in 1999.
Julian was awarded the Australian Sport Medal in 2000.