Jamie Calder

Jamie Calder

Date of birth:
12 November 1998
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First boat you sailed and where?
Optimist in an anchorage on the west coast of Scotland

Who got you into sailing?
My family sailed and my grandad built me my first Optimist when I was 4 years old. My parents then took me up to Loch Tummel, our home club, to learn to sail.

Favourite boat?
My favourite boat has to be the Waszp

Biggest influence in your career to date?
My dad is mostly my biggest influnce and is someone who I aspire to be like.

Your worst moment in sailing so far?
Losing the title of the Youth National Champion

Your best moment in sailing so far?
Becoming the Laser Radial Euoropean 2015 Champion

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Best sailing venue in the World?
Napier, New Zealand

If you weren’t a professional sailor what else would you be?
A professional cyclist

How do you progress from a club sailor to an Olympic class sailor?
Through hard work, dedication and dicipline to everything which helps you in your campaign

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?
Any activity which involves the outdoors wether it is cycling on the road/ mountain or hill walking up north in Scotland.

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?
Yes, I have toren a ligament in my ankle during P.E at school in my junior years in the Optimist.

Most expensive sailing accident?
Luckily no major accidents to date

Do you follow any other sports?

Any heroes?
Sir Chris Hoy, Peter Burling and President Obama

What other sports do you play?
Cycling and swimming

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it?
I would love to tour the north of Scotland in the van with my bike and also explore all the west coast Island.

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Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?
Milk, bread and eggs

What would your super power be?
Super strength

What makes you angry?
Rude people

Dream holiday?
Exploring New Zealand

What is better about football than sailing?
The salaries!

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