Martine Grael
Martine Grael Rio 2016.jpg
Grael at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameMartine Soffiatti Grael
Nationality Brazil
Born (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 31)
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil[1]
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight62 kg (137 lb)[1]
Sailing career
Class(es)420, 470, 49er FX
ClubRio Yacht Club[1]
CoachJavier Torres del Moral[1]
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 49er FX
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo 49er FX
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Santander 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2013 Marseille 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2015 Buenos Aires 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2017 Matosinhos 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2019 Auckland 49er FX
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Al-Mussanah 49er FX
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Lima 49er FX
Silver medal – second place 2015 Toronto 49er FX
Star Sailors League
1 March 2022:

Martine Soffiatti Grael (born 12 February 1991) is a Brazilian sailor in the 49er FX class.[2] Together with Kahena Kunze she won the 49er FX class at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships[3] and at the 2016 Rio Olympics,[4] and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.[5]


Martine Grael is the daughter of Olympic gold medalist in sailing Torben Grael. Her brother Marco and uncle Lars also sailed in the Olympics.[6]

She sailed with Team AkzoNobel in the 2017–18 Volvo Ocean Race.[7]


As of 3 August 2021[8]
Year Competition Venue Position Event
2009 29er - ISAF Youth World Championships 7th 29er class
2008 420 World Championships Athens, Greece 4th 420 class
2009 420 World Championships Lake Garda, Italy 4th 420 class
2009 420 - ISAF Youth World Championships Búzios, Brazil 1st 420 class
2010 470 World Championships The Hague, Netherlands 7th 470 class
2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Perth, Australia 8th 470 class
2011 2011 Summer Universiade Shenzhen, China 3rd 470 class
2012 470 World Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th 470 class
2013 49er & 49er FX World Championships Marseille, France 2nd 49er FX class
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander, Spain 1st 49er FX class
2015 49er & 49er FX World Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 2nd 49er FX class
2016 49er & 49er FX World Championships Clearwater, USA 6th 49er FX class
2016 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 49er FX class
2017 49er & 49er FX World Championships Matosinhos, Portugal 2nd 49er FX class
2019 49er & 49er FX World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 2nd 49er FX class
2021 2020 Summer Olympics Enoshima, Japan 1st 49er FX class
2021 49er & 49er FX World Championships Al-Mussanah, Oman 3rd 49er FX class


  1. ^ a b c d e Martine Grael.
  2. ^ "Martine Grael Kahena Kunze".
  3. ^ "World Sailor of the Year – About – ISAF – World Sailing – Official Website : Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze (BRA)".
  4. ^ "NEWSFLASH - Brazil wins 49erFX gold by 2 seconds from New Zealand". Retrieved 2021-08-23.
  5. ^ "Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze win gold for Brazil in the women's skiff 49er FX". Tokyo 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-08-04. Retrieved 2021-08-23.
  6. ^ "Martine Grael e Kahena são campeãs mundiais na vela". 23 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Olympic hero joins Volvo Ocean Race >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News". 25 July 2017.
  8. ^ Martine Soffiatti Grael. (2016-01-13). Retrieved on 2016-08-18.
Awards Preceded byPoliana Okimoto Brazilian Sportswomen of the Yearalongside Kahena Kunze 2014 Succeeded byIncumbent