Road to Rio

The future is bright

In this month’s British Sailing Team column 49er FX sailor Sophie Ainsworth celebrates a strong result at the recent World Championships after a tough 2015. This year certainly has not been plain sailing for Charlotte (Dobson) and myself, but we are proud to have recently finished fifth at the 49erFX World Championships in Buenos Aires and are really excited and ...

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Rio here we come!

2016 is almost here and with it comes the greatest sporting event of them all – the Olympic Games. And it just so happens that Team GB has a history of doing rather well at sailing… We are about to tick over into another Olympic year and with it comes the excitement, anticipation and inevitable highs and lows of competition. ...

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Silver Celebrations

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Hannah Mills celebrates a medal-winning end to her 470 regatta season with Saskia Clark. A silver medal at our recent World Championships in Haifa was a great way to round off our competition season, and Saskia and I will head into 2016 – the Olympic year – in a good position and excited ...

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The greatest honour

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, double 470 World Champion Elliot Willis celebrates his first ever Olympic Games call-up, having been officially named on the team sheet for Rio. Olympic campaigning has been a long road for me, so it is fantastic to know that I now finally have the chance to race for gold at an Olympic Games. ...

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What a difference a year makes

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Nacra 17 sailor Hannah Diamond talks about her 2015 Test Event experience in Rio. If I think back to where both John Gimson and I were individually last year and where we are now as a team, a lot has changed. Where I thought I would be one year out from the Games ...

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One year to go… Rio 2016

With just a year until the Olympic Games in Brazil, British sailors head to Rio for an important Test Event.   “Ultimately the next two years is all about winning races in Rio.” These were the words of Finn frontrunner Giles Scott after winning gold at the first Rio Olympic Test Event with a day to spare exactly one year ...

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On top of the world!

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Laser star Nick Thompson expresses his joy and relief at finally winning the World Championship title. After four previous Laser World Championship medals, I have finally got the colour I wanted and am over the moon to be able to call myself World Champion! I feel like this win has been such a ...

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Rio here I come!

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas reflects on an exciting milestone, being selected as the first British athlete on the team sheet for Rio 2016. It has been a whirlwind time, but it is a huge honour and relief to know that I am now officially selected for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and ...

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British team unveiled for Rio sailing Test Event

With just over a year to go until the Rio 2016 Games, the British Sailing Team has announced selected team members for the Olympic Test Event to be held this summer on Guanabara Bay. The Aquece Rio International Regatta (15 – 22 August) is the second official Test Event for the sport of sailing, and will see 15 British sailors ...

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British successes at World Cup

British sailors secured a hat-trick of golds on a nail-biting final day of World Cup racing in Weymouth and Portland, with Giles Scott, Nick Dempsey and the 470 duo of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark all closing out event victories. Silver medals also went to Tom Squires and Bryony Shaw in the men’s and women’s RS:X windsurfing events, and bronze ...

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