Matthew Barton

Date of birth: 5 September 1995
Birth place: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Home town: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

At the age of 12 Matthew Barton’s brother attended a sailing course and something caught the young sailor’s eye, the windsurfers. From that point on Barton took to the board and started his journey to the British Sailing Team.

Steadily progressing through the windsurfing pathway Barton has become a part of a youthful RS:X squad sailing alongside the likes of Tom Squires and Kieran Holmes-Martin who continuously push each other forward.

Barton has combined sailing with studies completing his degree in Health and Social Sciences at the University of Exeter where he also held the position of Commodore for the university’s sailing club.