Nick Thompson: Olympic Sailor
Nick started racing aged 5 quickly progressed to become the first Brit to win the European Championships in an Optimist in 1999. Later a Gold medal in the Laser at the Youth Worlds in 2004 kick-started his Olympic campaign after graduating from Exeter University. Since campaigning full time in the Laser Nick has claimed 6 World Championship medals, winning back to back titles in 2015 & 2016, along with the European title in 2017. Nick represented Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic games and is looking to claim the one title that has eluded him thus far in Tokyo 2020. Alongside his Olympic sailing, he has raced as tactician on many different sailing boats from foiling GC32’s to TP52’s so has good experience of what it takes to get a boat around a race course quickly.
Nick Thompson will be hosting SPRING SAIL with us from 4th March 2018- 18th March 2018.