Team GB Sailors Announced For Tokyo 2020

Team GB made the first Athlete selection for Toyko 2020 with Scots Sailors Luke Patience and Charlotte Dobson
01 Oct 19

Sailing has been one of the first sports with athletes named for Team GB including two Scots within the British Sailing Team, Luke Patience and Charlotte Dobson.

Charlotte Dobson returns to the 49erFX, this time sailing with Saskia Tidey, after a change of crew following the 2016 games. 


"Last time it felt like it was all about the experience," she said to the BBC this morning adding."This time around the announcement feels more like an attack on the podium."

This will be Luke Patience's third games as he returns in the 470 class alongside Chris Grube. Luke won silver at London 2012 but missed out on a medal in Rio in 2016. He commented t today:

"That's the third call I've had with that news in my life and you still never get used to it," he said. "It's one of those little moments in life that doesn't get any better."

"Getting the call early really gives you a boost," he added. "The crucial thing it gives you is more time. By that confirmation they are saying, 'here is more time'.


"I feel like I have everything to prove. I'm aware if I get things right I can be the best in the world in this sport. But, ultimately, I want a gold medal."

Both sailors started their journey in Scotland inspired by opportunities provided at their clubs and through RYA Scotland squads before following their dreams to compete full time in the sport. 

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