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Wright and Young win gold at season-opening event Down Under

Sailor Ed Wright admits winning the medal race at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne was the icing on the cake as he confirmed his spot in ...

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Nick Rogers was a key member of the highly successful ‘Team GB’ that brought home five medals from both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics Games. Not satisfied with his fourth place at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and his silver medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Rogers added another silver to his medal haul at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games winning silver once again. Rogers began sailing at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club aged just four years old. As with most Olympic classes sailors he learnt his trade in an Optimist. Rogers developed a real passion for sailing, devoting much of his time to training. His hard work paid off in 1991, when he took home gold at the Optimist National Championships, aged 14. Rogers developed a taste for gold and went on to finish first at the 1995 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. In 1997, Rogers decided that the 470 dinghy was the boat that best suited him as a sailor and it is in the 470 class that he has made a name for himself. Rogers teamed up with Joe Glanfield after they met at the London Boat Show and it was not long before they gelled into a formidable team. After just five weeks training together, Glanfield and Rogers entered the 1997 470 National Championships and demolished the competition finishing a clear first. Rogers and Glanfield put together a fantastic string of results in the following few years, which earned them a well deserved place on ‘Team GB’ for Sydney, aged just 23 and 21 respectively. Rogers and Glanfield performed very well at the Sydney Olympics finishing just one point behind bronze medal position as one of the junior crews in the regatta. This result gave the boys a real confidence boost and they put together another successful run of results, which qualified them for the Athens Olympics four years later. Now with much more experience and a number of podium finishes at world-class events, Rogers and Glanfield sailed a great regatta finishing with a silver medal. As well as a silver medal at Athens, Rogers and Glanfield won a medal at every international event in 2004 including gold at the European Championships. Further success was seen in 2005 with silver at the World Championships. Although 2006 was dominated by injury, the pairing showed some promising results at the North American Championships in 2007.