UK Sport is one of 12 official National Lottery distributors. The National Lottery have donated £337m to the funding of elite sport in the United Kingdom for the years 2013-2017. Since National Lottery funding for Olympic and Paralympic sport started, British athletes have won 633 medals.
Since 1999, Volvo has supported sailing from grassroots, through youth development, up to professionally competitive athletes at the pinnacle of their sport. Hannah Mills is the perfect example, having started sailing in the Optimist class – which is also sponsored by Volvo – and progressing up the ranks to become an Olympic gold medal winner. Collectively known as Team Volvo, this inspirational group of individuals represents the very best of British sailing talent, and includes award-winning athletes, Volvo Ocean Race winners, multiple World Champions and Olympians.
Team Volvo also currently includes Ian Walker, double Olympic silver medallist and a previous winner of the ‘Everest of Sailing’, the Volvo Ocean Race, and Helena Lucas MBE, Britain’s most successful sailing Paralympian, the winner of a gold medal at London 2012 and bronze at Rio 2016.
Musto, leading from the front in innovation and technology, provide the British Sailing Team with the Inside Edge. It’s the precise attention to detail, decades of experience and winning mentality that have kept Musto at the forefront of the industry, and these are the exact qualities the team will need to be successful on the big stage.
Musto are also proud to partner with the British Youth Sailing Team, launching the Musto Junior Riders initiative to support youth athletes.
British Sailing Team branded merchandise, such as polo shirts and zipped hoodie jackets, allow you to show your support for the team. Made from technical fabrics that showcase Musto’s performance heritage. The British Sailing Team Collection: chosen by world-class sailors and its supporters alike.
Bollé delivers the highest quality sunglasses and goggles for performance and protection. Bollé are constantly refining their trademark combination of fit, fashion, and comfort, resulting in some of the freshest and most technologically advanced eyewear which is provided to members of the British Sailing Team.
Harken hardware has been the choice of the Worlds’ top sailors since the company was founded in 1967. The company prides itself on offering world-beating reliability and performance. Harken’s unique position at the cutting edge of hardware engineering has allowed them to develop many products to help top sailors push the boundaries of sailing performance.
Harken UK already works with a number of top sailors across the UK to ensure they are getting the most out of their hardware. The company’s support of the British Sailing Team in the run up to and beyond the Tokyo 2020 Games will help the team optimise their equipment so they can continue to deliver top-of-the-table performance.
Supplying the British Sailing Team with Informed Sport approved vitamins and supplements to support good nutrition since 2014, Healthspan work at the cutting edge of their industry providing the latest, innovative nutritional solutions, with scientific evidence on efficacy.
Marlow, the world’s leading performance yachting rope manufacturer, has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the British Sailing Team supporting the sailors for the last 20 years. Marlow’s cutting edge research and development of high performance rope has secured its position as the leading sailing rope in the world.
Peters & May
World leading bespoke logistics provider Peters & May Group has worked with the British Sailing Team for over 20 years during which time they have seen the development of many world class sailors alongside an incredibly efficient container shipping program to transport the team’s boats and kit in sync with their demanding global race schedule.
Peters & May Group are delighted to provide over 40 years of expertise in sea freight, air freight, road haulage and Customs documentation, combined with its global reach of offices to make sure the best solution for any eventuality is at the team’s disposal when they need it.
Univerity of Chichester
The University’s Institute of Sport has been supporting the British Sailing Team through its innovative research for the last five Olympic Games providing physiology and pychology research support to the sailors.
Yamaha outboard engines have been the team’s choice of engines for nearly 30 years. They are used on the fleet of around 40 rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) that the British Sailing Team uses for events and training around the world.
The team operates a number of different sizes of support craft and has extensive experience with many different Yamaha outboard models.