James Taylor & Martin Wrigley

British Sailing Podium Potential squad members James Taylor and Martin Wrigley have joined Team Allen.  The pair will be campaigning a 470 with their sights set on the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Martin and James, both 20, have been sailing since they were six and seven years old and have successes in Optimists, RS Fevas and 420s under their belts. According to Martin, “Our biggest high was sailing in Rio last year, where the Olympics were going to be held just 7 months later, with all the Olympians. Now we are on our own Olympic journey.”

Liz Adams, MD of Allen Brothers, commented, “Martin and James have progressed rapidly through the British Sailing system and their future looks very bright. This means we now have eight Team Allen sailors in the British Sailing team and their feedback into our product research and development will be invaluable.”

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  1. Short summary of the 2017 Europeans from Martin

    “It was a difficult week for us in Garda. We turned up and were training in a perfect 35 degrees of heat and 18 knots of breeze but as soon as it came to racing the conditions became very unstable with mixed breeze all week, which is exactly how it goes in sailing! After a hard 6 races in gold fleet we managed to scrape into the medal race in 10th place. With nothing to lose and only places to gain we decided to push our luck at the start, unfortunately we identified as over with less than a minute to go. After a quick turn around to get back through the line we then managed to have great fun and sail a successful race to finish in 3rd. With our season now over we’re looking forward to knuckling down for the next few months and training hard, as it feels like we’ve had event after event for a while!”

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