Jamie Harris

Jamie started sailing in his grandfather’s Wayfarer age 3 on the Deben and first went out alone in an Optimist age 7 at Bristol CYC. Having won the Cadet World Championships in 2016, he and his crew Harry Chatterton have transitioned successfully to the 420 Class and been selected to represent the country

Sailing achievements

Optimist Class
• Age 9 selected for RYA SW Optimist Zone Squad
• National Optimist Intermediate Squad 2012/13
• Selected for GBR Junior Optimist Teams (2012 – 2014) travelling to Ireland, Flanders, Naples and the French Optimist Nationals.
• 13th Braassemermeer Optimist Easter Regatta, Holland 2013
• Optimist National Junior Boy Champion, Largs 2013
• 2nd Irish Optimist Nationals Dublin 2013
• RYA Optimist National Squad 2014
• RYA SW Young Sailor of the year 2015

Cadet Class
• National RYA Cadet National Junior squad 2014/15
• GBR Worlds Team Cadet Dinghy Italy 2015
• Under 15 Cadet World Champion, Garda 2015 (crewed by my sister Bettine)
• Cadet National Champion, Torquay 2015
• Cadet Inlands Champion 2015
• Competed in Endeavour Trophy 2015
• Cadet Class National Squad 2015/16
• Won all 3 Cadet World Selectors (Peter Scott Trophy, Alf Simmons Trophy, Clemenson Nautilus Trophy)
• 1st in Cadet Selector Series final ranking
• Cadet National Champion, Weymouth 2016
• 7th in Endeavour Trophy 2016
• CADET WORLD CHAMPION December 2016 Buenos Aires Argentina (crew Antonia Wilkinson)

Laser Class
• RYA Laser 4.7 National Squad 2015/16
• Laser 4.7 RYA Summer Squad representing GBR for Laser 4.7 Worlds in Kiel Germany


To read Jamie’s review of his year of sailing in 2017 click here 

2 thoughts on “Jamie Harris

  1. Team Allen sailor Jamie Harris was very proud to win the Pride of Somerset award and then to be named Somerset Young Sportsperson of the Year 2017. These awards came as recognition after sailing to victory in his Cadet at the World Championships in Argentina, he then continued his good form after transitioning to the 420 class and ranking as third under 17 Year old at the Worlds and Europeans selection event, meaning he qualified for the Europeans in Athens at the end of July. Jamie has since told us “It is our first time abroad in a 420, so we are going to have our first taste of the European fleet. Hopefully we will learn a lot and do as well as we can!”

    Liz Adams our Managing Director commented “It’s great to support young athletes like Jamie, we work with a range of sailors all with different skill levels and their feedback helps us to design and make the best performance sailing hardware for all types of sailing.”

    Jamie then went on to say “Allen brothers are a great support I can concentrate on racing knowing my kit is top quality. I love the Aerovane as it is far stronger and slicker than other brands, I also really like the shackles as they are really high quality and very reliable”

  2. Great news for Jamie. He has just heard he has been selected for the RYA Summer 420 Youth Squad and will be attending the residential camp at Weymouth during half term. It also means he will have some coach support for the 420 French Nationals and the European Championships in Athens this Summer. Excellent news.

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