The British Olympic Association is pleased to announce that the following sailors have been selected to represent Great Britain as members of Team GB at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Sydney.
Tornado Class: Hugh Styles, Adam May
Hugh Styles (26), from Sandwich in Kent, and Adam May (24), from Exmouth in Devon, will race the Tornado class catamaran in Sydney Harbour. They came fifth overall at the Tornado class European championships in May and fourth at the Medemblik Olympic Classes Regatta later that month to qualify for the Olympic Games.
Men’s 470 class: Nick Rogers, Joe Glanfield
Joe Glanfield (20) also from Exmouth in Devon, will race in the doublehanded 470 class in Sydney, crewing for former youth world champion Nick Rogers (24), from Lymington in Hampshire. Their sixth place at the world championships in Hungary last month guaranteed their place in Team GB and proves they have the ability to perform in Sydney’s challenging waters. Great Britain stood on the Olympic podium in this class at the 1996 Olympic Games in Savannah with Ian Walker and the late John Merricks’ silver medal.
These sailors will join eleven team mates who were announced in April as sailing members of Team GB for the Olympic Games in Sydney.
Simon Clegg, Team GB’s Chef de Mission for the Sydney Olympic Games, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome these sailors into Team GB. The sailing squad looks like being one of the strongest we have taken to an Olympic Games for a number of years.’
For more information contact Mark Howell (ext. 213), Philip Pope (ext. 233) or Becki Middleton (ext. 215) in the BOA Press Office on 020 8871 2677.
Source: British Olympic Association