Road to Rio

Rio Olympic Games

Four years after hosting the world’s greatest sporting event, this month Team GB will be heading to Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics. The sailing team is hoping to continue the enormous successes they have achieved at previous Games. Sailing was supposed to make its Olympic debut at Athens 1896, but due to bad weather it was postponed until ...

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Record chaser

Ahead of the Paralympic Games, 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas talks about trying to write another place in the record books.
 After 2012 a lot of people said to me “It does not get any better than this, does it?” A home Games and a gold medal – and they are absolutely right. But what drives me and inspires me ...

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Gold at the final hurdle before Rio

The British Sailing Team’s Nacra 17 sailor Nicola Groves tells of turning a dream into reality as the final Rio countdown is underway To finish our last regatta before the Olympic Games on the top step of the podium was a fantastic feeling for Ben [Saxton] and I. The Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and Portland gave us a great ...

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Final Four Sailors Announced

The British Olympic Association has announced the final four sailors who will take to the water for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The first group of sailors heading to Rio was announced back in September with further names being added in March. The latest announcement completes the 15-strong sailing line-up that will head to Rio 2016. When ...

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Panning for 49er gold in Rio

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Dylan Fletcher looks forward to his Olympic Games debut as he and Alain Sign earn the nod in the 49er class. It is a dream come true to be able to say that we will be on the plane to Rio, having been officially selected for Team GB! After a long drive home ...

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Riding high for Rio

In this month’s British Sailing Team column Alison Young reflects on her history-making win at the Laser Radial World Championship in Vallarta. It has not been long since I won the Laser Radial World Championships in Mexico, and I must admit it is still a bit weird to hear ‘World Champion’ and my name in the same breath. I am ...

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Rio Here I Come

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, 49erFX sailor Charlotte Dobson shares her joy at finally becoming an Olympic Games ‘bride’. It is an absolutely incredible feeling to have been officially selected for my first Olympic Games. It has been such a long time coming. I have done two cycles as the bridesmaid and this time it is so amazing ...

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Shaw, Lucas and Dempsey close out Miami medals

World number one windsurfer Bryony Shaw has sealed a hat-trick of Sailing World Cup Miami titles, with Paralympic champion Helena Lucas also claiming victory at the season-opening regatta. Double Olympic medallist Nick Dempsey made it a third podium finish for the British Sailing Team with silver in the men’s RS:X windsurfing event, while there were near misses across a number ...

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Getting Rio ready

RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park looks ahead to an exciting Games year in our latest British Sailing Team column It is almost hard to believe that we are in an Olympic and Paralympic Games year once again. 2015 was a busy year and a long regatta season, with major events running right through from January until December, but it was ...

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Sonar So Good

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Sonar sailor Hannah Stodel tells of her delight at a hard-fought victory with teammates John Robertson and Steve Thomas at the Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne. I am so excited to finally be able to say we are Para World Champions for the third time. After a tough week on Port Phillip ...

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