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Ainslie backs Scott to cope with pressure at Rio 2016

Sir Ben Ainslie believes sailor Giles Scott has all the characteristics required to maintain Great Britain’s dominant run in the Olympic Finn cl...

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World champion Scott has Rio firmly in his sights

Rio 2016 may be two years out but recently crowned world sailing champion Giles Scott admits the countdown is already well underway.

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Countdown to Rio: Summer sports week in review

British Olympic sailing manager Stephen Park insists he is looking forward with confidence at the conclusion at the World Championships in Santa...

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Scott takes World Sailing Championships gold

Giles Scott says he is happy with the course he is on after he added a second world title to his collection at the ISAS Sailing World Championsh...

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Scott takes World Sailing Championships gold

Giles Scott says he is happy with the course he is on after he added a second world title to his collection at the ISAS Sailing World Championsh...

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Medal Record

Medal Record
  • 2 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Sarah Webb was part of the gold medal winning team, affectionately named ‘Three Blondes in a Boat’, which triumphed at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. With her crewmate from Athens Sarah Ayton and newly recruited Pippa Wilson won gold four years later at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.

Webb began her sailing career aged seven in an Optimist dinghy, like many of her peers. It did not take long though for her natural talent to be recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). It was in the ranks of the RYA youth squad that Webb’s talents were nurtured, culminating in top ten finishes in the Laser Radial Class in both the 1995 and 1996 ISAF Youth World Championships. Following her excellent results in 1996, she was awarded the Yachting Journalists Association Young Yachtsman of the Year.