James Peters

Helm

Date of birth: 12 October 1992
Birth place: Hayling Island, Hants
Home town:

Fynn Sterritt

Crew

Date of birth: 6 November 1988
Birth place: Inverness, Scotland
Home town: Kingussie, Scotland

James Peters and Fynn Sterritt stormed onto the scene in the run-up to Rio 2016, coming close to snatching the one Olympic spot in the 49er class.

Then the youngest British Sailing Team 49er pairing, Peters and Sterritt have since established themselves as a world class crew with numerous wins on the international stage.

Peters got his first taste of sailing as a four-year-old on his family’s 25ft yacht while Sterritt’s career started thanks to an outdoor activities course at his local sailing club.

Their paths crossed following university – Peters earning a degree in physics and Sterritt gaining a master’s in aerospace engineering – and the rest is history.