Olympic gold medallist Mark Turnbull sets sail from Brighton East home

Olympic sailor Mark Turnbull is selling his Brighton East home.


Seafaring Olympic gold medallist Mark Turnbull OAM is setting sail from his Brighton East home.

The sailor is famed for his 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medal win in the 470 class alongside fellow crew member Tom King.

Mr Turnbull has lived at the 72 Canberra Grove pad for the past six years with wife Joanna and their two children, but have decided to weigh anchor from the property about a kilometre from the Brighton Yacht Club where he remains an active member.

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The five-bedroom house gets plenty of natural light.


Located close to local amenities and the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.


The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and balcony.


Marshall White bayside agent Campbell Butterss said the five-bedroom pad was a great house to raise a family in, close to schools, shops, Dendy Park and the Brighton Public Golf Course.

“The land size is incredible, you get the beautiful northern sun all day over the pool and it just stands out,” Mr Butterss said.

“I think Mark is still involved at the Brighton Yacht Club, so they like the fact that it’s close to that precinct and the church, and the kids can just walk to school.”

Mr Butterss added that the Turnbull couple loved the Bayside area and harboured plans to find a berth nearby after the sale.

The pair have $3.4m-$3.6m hopes for the 760sq m property ahead of its November 12 auction.

If it sells at the top of its range, it would score them a $700,000 profit on the $2.9m they paid in 2016, according to CoreLogic.

A stylish kitchen leads into the open-plan living and dining areas.


The living areas open out onto an outdoor deck leading to the pool.


SEPTEMBER 28, 2000 : Sailors Tom King & Mark Turnbull of Australia after winning 470 class sailing competition of Sydney Olympic Games on harbour, 28/09/00. Pic Bruce Long.Sydney2000
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Mark Turnbull and Tom King after winning the 470 class sailing competition at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Picture: Bruce Long


The 1949-built double-storey home features an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area opening to an alfresco deck and manicured lawns.

A sizeable swimming pool is placed further back in the yard.

Upstairs, the main bedroom opens to an airy balcony and also comes complete with an ensuite, built-in wardrobes and a walk-in closet.

“(The home) is completely light-filled and the architecture really stands out,” Mr Butterss said. “It’s been really well received (by purchasers).”

Mr Turnbull grew up nearby, attending St Leonard’s college in Brighton East.

The former Olympian is currently the events director for Sail Melbourne through New Tack Events, and has previously won the Royal Brighton Yacht Club’s George McCallum Cup.

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