Medal-winning sailors confirmed to appear at the Southampton Boat Show

Hot on the heels of last month’s announcement that the British Sailing team will be appearing at the forthcoming Southampton Boat Show, Show organisers are delighted to confirm which sailors will be helping to open the Show on Friday 16 September 2016.

Gold Medalists: Giles Scott (Men’s Finn), Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (470 Dinghy) and Silver Medalist: Nick Dempsey (Men’s Finn) will be joined by a number of other proud sailors fresh from their inspiring performances in Rio. This includes:

Nick Thompson (double Laser World Champion)
Alison Young (reigning Laser Radial World Champion)
Luke Patience and Chris Grube (470 Dinghy)
Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign (Men’s 49er skiff)
Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth (Women’s 49er FX skiff)
Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves (Mixed Nacra 17 multihull)
Bryony Shaw (Women’s RS:X windsurfer)

Limited media opportunities are available. If you are interested in booking an interview, please contact Annabel Wildey at or 01784223811.

The Southampton Boat Show runs from 16-25 September 2016 in Mayflower Park, Southampton. Opening hours are Friday 16 – Saturday 24, 10am – 6:30pm and Sunday 25, 10am – 6pm; visitors can access the Arena area of the Show from 9:30am with access across the bridge to the Holiday Inn from 10am. For all Show ticket information please visit


Image credit: Copyright © Richard Langdon & British Sailing Team