Nick Thompson

Nick Thompson

Date of birth:
05 May 1986
Star sign:
Taurus
Place of Birth:
Southampton
Current Hometown:
Lymington / Exeter
Nickname:
Thompo
Race class:
Laser

First boat sailed and where?

A Seawolf 26 aged 2, in the Solent

Who got you into sailing?

Dad

Favourite boat?

Foiling Moth

Biggest influence in your career to date?

Dad

Your worst moment in sailing?

Surfing a reef in my Optimist aged 14 and ending up in hospital.

Your best moment in sailing?

Too many to mention… cruising with friends to winning the ISAF Youth Worlds

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Lymington, Hampshire. For its huge mix of conditions, the best part is heading over to Hurst Castle entrance for the surf.

Best sailing venue in the World?

Bahamas

Most annoying rule in the sailing rule book?

42 (pumping rule). It’s needed but that doesn’t mean its not annoying

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

Air force pilot

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

Hard work and determination

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?

Anything that has to do with the water, primarily Windsurfing, Kite surfing, Wakeboarding. Plus anything cycling related. 

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

I have broken my left wrist twice, my finger once, and had knee surgery removing my bursa… all of which caused me to take time off from my sailing, not ideal!

Most expensive sailing accident?

Luckily I have not had many however I did witness a guy surf a 8ft wave all the way up the beach in his Laser totaling every part of his boat.

Do you follow any other sports?

I enjoy watching many other sports however I do not avidly follow any particular one

Any heroes?

Super Ted

What other sports do you play?

Golf, Tennis, Squash, Watersports, Cycling

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

Go on a long vacation with my girlfriend

What word or phrase most depicts your personality?

Genuine

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?

Arachnophobia

3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Milk, Cereal, Bananas

What was the last book you read?

John Grisham, The Broker

What makes you angry?

Wasting time

Dream holiday?

Sun, Sea, Girlfriend and lots of activities

What is better about football than sailing?

The money!

Date Event Class Position
Aug 16 Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition Laser 6
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Laser 1
May 16 Laser World Championship Laser 1
Apr 16 Sailing World Cup Hyeres Laser 6
Feb 16 Laser European Championship Laser 7
Oct 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi Laser 6
Aug 15 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Rio 2016 Test Event) Laser 10
Jul 15 Laser World Championship Laser 1
Jun 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Laser 10
May 15 Garda Trentino Olympic Week Laser 3
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Laser 2
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Laser 2
Nov 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi Laser 7
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships Laser 3
Aug 14 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014 (Rio 2016 Test Event) Laser 3
Jun 14 Laser European Championship Laser 3
May 14 Garda And Trentino Olympic Week Laser 3
Apr 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Laser 5
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Laser 12
Jan 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Laser 3
Nov 13 Laser Standard Men's World Championship Laser 17
Oct 13 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 6
Sep 13 2013 ISAF Sailing World Championships Test Event Laser 3
Aug 13 Laser Standard European Championship Laser 4
Jun 13 Sail for Gold Regatta Laser 3
May 13 Delta Lloyd Regatta Laser 11
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Laser 9
Mar 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma Laser 16
Mar 12 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Laser 7
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Laser 2
Nov 11 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes Laser 2
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 5
Jun 11 Open Europeans in Olympic Sailing Classes Laser 6
Apr 11 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Laser 3
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 21
Jan 11 Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta Laser 1
Jan 11 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Laser 4
Dec 10 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes Laser 1
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 8
Aug 10 World Laser Standard Senior Championship Laser 2
Jun 10 Laser European Standard & Laser European Laser Radial Women's Championship Laser 7
May 10 Delta Lloyd Regatta Laser 4
Mar 10 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Laser 4
Feb 10 Laser Midwinters East Laser 45
Jan 10 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Laser 1
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 7
Aug 09 Laser Standard European Championship Laser 6
Aug 09 Laser World Championship Laser 3
Jun 09 Kieler Woche (Olympic Classes 19-24 June) Laser 5
May 09 Delta Lloyd Regatta Laser 6
Apr 09 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Laser 1
Apr 09 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 6
Feb 09 Laser Midwinters East Laser 1
Jan 09 Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta Laser 1
Jan 09 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Laser 1
Sep 08 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 1
Jul 08 European Laser Standard & Laser Radial Championship Laser 5
Apr 08 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 5
Mar 08 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Laser 2
Feb 08 Laser World Championship Laser 8
Jan 08 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes Laser 17
Dec 07 Laser Australian Championship Laser 3
Sep 07 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 1
Jun 07 Laser Standard & Youth European Championship Laser 6
Jun 07 ISAF Sailing World Championships Laser 56
Apr 07 Semaine Olympique Française Laser 17
Mar 07 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Laser 9
Feb 07 Laser Midwinters East Laser 3
Jan 07 Rolex Miami OCR Laser 11
Oct 06 Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 3
Sep 06 Laser World Championship Laser 30
Aug 06 Qingdao International Regatta - Test Event Laser 8
Jul 06 Laser European Championship Laser 23
Jun 06 Kiel Week Laser 8
Apr 06 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Laser 10
Apr 06 Semaine Olympique Française Laser 57
Sep 05 Laser World Championship Laser 41
Aug 05 Laser European Championship Laser 35
Jun 05 Kieler Woche Laser 15
May 05 International Laser Europa Cup Event Laser 9
Mar 05 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Laser 10
Dec 04 Christmas Race Laser 7
Jul 04 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships Laser 1
Jun 04 Kieler Woche Laser 29
Jul 02 Laser Radial Youth World Championship Laser Radial 4



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