Luke Patience

Luke Patience

Date of birth:
04 August 1986
Star sign:
Leo
Place of Birth:
Aberdeen
Current Hometown:
Weymouth
Nickname:
LP
Race class:
470 (Men)

First boat sailed and where?

An Optimish in Rhu Marina. West coast Scotland.

Who got you into sailing?

My father

Favourite boat?

The 470 has my heart! 16 knots and a big sea, and I'm hers forever!

Biggest influence in your career to date?

My mother and father. There are so many however along the way. Kirsty Bonar, Ant Clay and James Date in the early days.

My worst moment in sailing?

I lost a European Champs in optimists in 2000 in an unsportsman like fashion. That stuck with me. I almost stopped in 2009 before teaming up with Stuart Bithell due to not seeing the how I could reach what I wanted to – a dark moment!

My best moment in sailing?

Coming off the start line of race 1 at the London 2012 Olympics, I'll never forget that feeling.

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Maybe Prestwick in south west Scotland – big ocean!

Best sailing venue in the World?

I really like Freemantle, Australia.

Most annoying rule in the sailing rule book?

Sculling, part of 42.

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

I love working with people, so in management of some description. However, more likely, is to be sailing around the world surf board and dog on-board exploring! 

How do you progress from a club sailor to an Olympic class sailor?

GOALS, GOALS, GOALS, Use stepping stones to set small realistic goals. Set it-execute it. But at the heart of it all, trust your instinct and stay true to your principles, there are many sheep that will tell you otherwise but you must do it YOUR way.

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?

Home, Scotland, whisky, the sea, music! There’s nothing better for me than exploring the west coast with the boys I grew up with. It’s a great adventure!

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

Almost at the 470 worlds 2009, a back injury almost ended our event.

Most expensive sailing accident?

I think taking up the sport!!! A good accident though.

Any team/athlete you support?

Not really. I am fond of watching Federer and Woods to see how composed they are in the heat of battle. I am becoming more into watching team Scotland in the rugby.

Any heroes?

Every boy wants to be his dad...right!?

What other sports do you play?

Anything in the sea! Surfing is my go to. I love rock climbing, I used to love downhill mountain biking but it’s a bit too risky these days!

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it?

Make a documentary of our sailing career that featured all the day to day activity and excitement of the sport.

Worst habit?

Saying ‘you know……?’

What word or phrase most depicts your personality?

Excitable

If you were a pantomime character – who would it be?

Frodo

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals?

A lucky charm of a wee green man.

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?
Regret

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

There's a bit of a family thing going on with ‘the gael’ by the royal scots dragoon guards. Check it out.

Favourite reality show?

If I could answer that I'd be wasting my life. 

Name three things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Cheese, eggs and oatcakes 

What was the last book you read?

Shantaram

What makes you angry?

Ignorance

Dream holiday?

Back home to Tiree. If I had to travel the world, I would choose Scotland every time!

What better about football than sailing?

The excitement of playing in a stadium and in front of a crowd every match.

Where do you keep your medals?

In a vault guarded by a three headed dog…

Date Event Class Position
Aug 16 Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition 470 (Men) 5
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland 470 (Men) 3
Apr 16 Sailing World Cup Hyeres 470 (Men) 10
Mar 16 Trofeo Princesa Sofía 470 (Men) 4
Feb 16 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 5
Oct 15 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 10
Aug 15 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Rio 2016 Test Event) 470 (Men) 8
Jul 15 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 6
Jun 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland 470 (Men) 6
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 470 (Men) 3
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy 470 (Men) 2
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 470 (Men) 1
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships 470 (Men) 4
Aug 14 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014 (Rio 2016 Test Event) 470 (Men) 2
Jul 14 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 1
Jul 14 Open 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 2
Jun 14 Sail for Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 1
May 14 Delta Lloyd Regatta 470 (Men) 2
Apr 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 470 (Men) 6
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 470 (Men) 7
Jan 14 470 North American Championships 470 (Men) 9
Jan 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 470 (Men) 8
Sep 13 2013 ISAF Sailing World Championships Test Event 470 (Men) 1
Jul 13 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 5
Jun 13 Open 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 4
Jun 13 Kieler Woche 470 (Men) 1
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 470 (Men) 9
Mar 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 470 (Men) 3
Jul 12 London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition 470 (Men) 2
Jun 12 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 2
Mar 12 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Men) 19
Jan 12 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Men) 14
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships 470 (Men) 2
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 6
Jun 11 Open Europeans in Olympic Sailing Classes 470 (Men) 3
Apr 11 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Men) 3
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Men) 16
Jan 11 470 North American Championships 470 (Men) 4
Jan 11 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Men) 3
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 3
Aug 10 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 3
Jul 10 Delta Lloyd - 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 8
May 10 Delta Lloyd Regatta 470 (Men) 8
Apr 10 International 470 Spring Cup 470 (Men) 18
Apr 10 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Men) 28
Mar 10 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Men) 32
Jan 10 470 North American Championships 470 (Men) 1
Jan 10 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Men) 13
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 2
Aug 09 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 2
Jun 09 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 62
Jun 09 Kieler Woche (Olympic Classes 19-24 June) 470 (Men) 17
Apr 09 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Men) 15
Apr 09 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Men) 48
Dec 08 Palamos Christmas Race 470 (Men) 3
Sep 08 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 3
Jun 08 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 12
May 08 Delta Lloyd Regatta (formerly Holland Regatta) 470 (Men) 17
Apr 08 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Men) 30
Mar 08 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy 470 (Men) 34
Jan 08 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes 470 (Men) 9
Jan 08 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 18
Dec 07 Christmas Race 470 (Men) 4
Sep 07 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 4
Jun 07 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 48
Jun 07 ISAF Sailing World Championships 470 (Men) 42
Apr 07 Semaine Olympique Française 470 (Men) 43
Mar 07 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy 470 (Men) 5
Jan 07 Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Men) 15
Dec 06 Christmas Race 470 (Men) 1
Oct 06 Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 2
Sep 06 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 49
Jul 06 470 Junior World Championships 470 (Men) 3
Jun 06 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 58
May 06 ISAF World Sailing Games 470 (Men) 11
Apr 06 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy 470 (Men) 25
Apr 06 Semaine Olympique Française 470 (Men) 14
Jan 06 Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Men) 9
Aug 05 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 22
Jun 05 470 European Championship 470 (Men) 49
May 05 Holland Regatta 470 (Men) 13
Apr 05 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Men) 26
Mar 05 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy 470 (Men) 19



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