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Kahena Kunze (born 12 March 1991) is a Brazilian sailor in the 49er FX class.[2] Together with Martine Grael she won the 49er FX class at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships[3] and a gold medal in the inaugural 49er FX race, during the 2016 Rio Olympics.[4]

Kahena Kunze
Kunze at the 2015 Pan American Games
Personal information
Born (1991-03-12) 12 March 1991 (age 28)
São Paulo, São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil[1]
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sailing career
Class(es)420, 49er FX
ClubRio Yacht Club
CoachJavier Torres del Moral

She is the daughter of Claudio Kunze, a former sailor who won a junior world championship in the Penguin class. Her name is an homage to the warrior Kahina.[5]


As of 27 September 2015[6]
Year Competition Venue Position Event
2010 470 World Championships Hague, Netherlands 7th 470 class
2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Perth, Australia 8th 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


  1. ^ a b Kahena Kunze.
  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
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Kahena Kunze.

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Preceded by
Poliana Okimoto
Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year
alongside Martine Grael

Succeeded by