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Vita Heathcote - Mixed Dinghy


action shot of Vita sailing in competition

Class and role

Mixed Dinghy – 470, Helm

Sailing Partner

Chris Grube

Place of birth

Southampton, Hants 

Home town 

Lymington, Hants 

Home sailing club 

Royal Lymington Yacht Club 



Vita's Profile

Age you started sailing

Year you joined the British Sailing Team


Any major achievements in your sailing career?

Optimist National Champion junior 2013, open 2014, 420 World Champion 2019 and 470 under 23 European Champion 2022.

Do you have any academic qualifications?

GCSEs and A Levels.

Who’s your sailing hero?

There’s no one person, just a combination of everyone in the sport!

What are your passions outside of sailing?

Adventure sports.

Any other interesting or little-known info?

I want to become a doctor after sailing.