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John Gimson - Mixed multihull


John posing a for a picture standing on his boat after winning a sailing competition

Class and Role

Mixed multihull (Nacra 17), Helm

Sailing partner

Anna Burnet

Place of birth


Home town 

Congleton, Cheshire

Home sailing club 

Rudyard Lake Sailing Club, Royal Thames Yacht Club




Age you started sailing

Year you joined the British Sailing Team


Any major achievements in your sailing career?

Tokyo 2020 silver medallist in Nacra 17, 2 x World Champion Nacra 17, 1 x European champion Nacra 17, won all the big European Olympic class regattas in Nacra 17: Palma, Hyeres, Kiel.

Do you have any academic qualifications?

GCSEs and A levels.

What are your passions outside of sailing? 


Any other interesting or little-known info?

I can drive a forklift truck and grew up on a herb farm.