Iain Percy

Sailing
  • Event Star
  • Date of Birth 03/21/1976
  • Born Southampton, Hampshire
  • Coach Nick Harrison

BIOGRAPHY

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 medal, this time with lifelong friend Andrew Simpson, in the Star class, after his previous partnership with Steve Mitchell disbanded.

Percy started sailing aged four and is one of just three British men, along with Ben Ainslie and Rodney Pattisson to win multiple Olympic sailing gold medals.

Appointed Member of the British Empire in 2005 and then Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s 2009 New Year Honours list, Percy stores his medals at his parents’ house to keep them safe.

Percy and Simpson had hoped to challenge for the next America’s Cup but they had to revert their attentions to the Olympic Star class after Team Origin owner Sir Keith Mills felt compelled to withdraw from the running in October 2010.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Percy won silver in men's star with partner Andrew Simpson.

Medal Record

Medal Total

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Medal List