Thomas Gillard

Tom was 2014, 2015 and 2016 National Champions and 2015 and 2017 Inland and 2015 and 2017 World Champion in the Fireball class. As well as racing his Fireball, Tom races a 505, finished second in the 2016 Solo Nationals and races a Musto Skiff for fun! Tom, works for North Sails One Design in Gosport, Hants and hails from Yorkshire. Success started with the Topper Inland Championships back in 2004. Overall Tom has won more than 30 National, Inland, European or World Championships during this time.
Tom Gillard

2017 Calendar
June
Fireball Class open Regatta at Hayling Island UK, 10th-11th
Kiel week, Germany, 505 class. 17-20
Streaker Class National Championchips, Torbay, UK 22-25
July
505 European Championchips, Wanermunder week,Germany ,5-9
505 French Nationals, Port blanc 14-17
505 UK Nationals, Hayling Island, 27-30
August
Merlin Rocket Nationals, Pwllheli SC, Wales
Fireball Europeans/UK Nationals, Lyme Reiges, UK, 19-26

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  1. We asked Tom about the highs and lows of his 2016 season.

    “High point would be myself and Richard winning the Fireball Nationals with a day to spare. Low point would be Musto Skiff Worlds realising I had totally wrong settings and, after fixing the problems, it was then very windy and I capsized a lot. The most important lesson learned this year has to be don’t fit a 505 out with a week left until the worlds!”

    “I still have the Fireball Worlds in South Africa in December to prepare for. 2017 will be more of the same for me. With more focus on the 505.”

    Preparation would have helped more this year.
    Plan to turn that around next year.

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