Alison Young

Alison Young claimed her first World Cup victory at the 2012 Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, just two months before the Games. Young achieved her first ever top-ten finish at the World Championships in Perth in December, finishing seventh, before ending...

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Andrew Simpson

Initially starting in the Laser Andrew Simpson plugged away for many years behind Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie in the Finn. But with Ainslie dominating, Simpson teamed up with Percy in 2007 in the Star class and the duo, lifelong best friends and former Lego...

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Annie Lush

Annie Lush will team up with sibling duo Kate and Lucy Macgregor in the Match Racing class, which made its Olympic debut at London 2012. Lush and Lucy Macgregor turned their attentions to match racing after missing out on Beijing 2008 in the Yngling class,...

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Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie, CBE, made sure of a fifth Olympic appearance by winning the Sail for Gold Regatta and the London 2012 test event last summer – both of which were held at the Weymouth venue. Ainslie won his first Olympic medal at Atlanta 1996, when he be...

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Ben Rhodes

  Ben Rhodes suffered a rib injury which ruled him out of the 2011 ISAF World Championships in Perth but he and Stevie Morrison, as they were at Beijing 2008, were selected in the 49er class. ‘Rodent’ and Morrison won gold at the 2007 Wor...

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Bryony Shaw

Byrony Shaw became Great Britain’s first-ever female Olympic windsurfing medallist at Beijing 2008, a year after winning the test event. Shaw, who lists her nicknames as Brownie or Britney, finished third at the London 2012 test event and is a keen s...

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Christina Bassadone

Christina Bassadone, 26, is one of Britain’s best female Olympic Classes sailors. Having represented Great Britain at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens at the age of just 21, Christina has set her sights on success in 2008 in Qingdao. With her new crew...

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Hanna Brant

Hanna qualified for Nanjing 2014 in impressive fashion in April, posting 11 top 10 finishes in 13 races at the World Championships in Riva del Garda to finish as the third female and in sixth place overall. The championships were also the first time the 15-...

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Hannah Mills

Hannah Mills teamed up with Beijing Olympian Saskia Clark in 2011 following the retirement of Clark’s former helm Sarah Ayton. The pair won their first World Cup medal, silver, in Hyeres two months after teaming up and have since won the London 2012 ...

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Iain Percy

Iain Percy won Finn gold at Sydney 2000 in his first appearance at the Olympics. After Sydney however, Percy turned his attentions to the Star, which resulted in a sixth-place finish at Athens 2004. But at Beijing 2008, Percy won his second Olympic gold m...

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