Sam has been sailing his whole life and has won numerous titles across several different boat classes.

In 2007 he won his first major title, the 420 Junior European Championships. In doing so he became the first, and to date the only British sailor to win this title.

He was asked to train in the Olympic 470 class, where he achieved some success before postponing his Olympic ambitions to finish his education. While taking a break from Olympic campaigning Sam moved into the fireball class where he quickly marched up the fleet taking several European titles and then winning 2 silver medals and 2 world titles over 4 years.

Sam returned to the Olympic campaigning but suffered a bad back injury which made his training and competing hugely difficult. Sam missed selection for Rio and has since retired from Olympic campaigning, he now runs his own athlete management company.

Giving Back

Sam joined the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in 2011 and has both worked on and given back across almost every program the trust does. Sam has been involved in several different Get On Track programs across London and the South East, he has supported young people in school through AQA Unlocking Potential and On Track To Achieve. He has also given back on the Sport For School Program and been involved with NCS and Aspiring Minds.

The trust has helped support and develop Sam to extend this work with young people into primary schools with Sport for Schools and give back through Sport England’s Sporting Champions program. He also works with several different national sailing squads at both junior and youth level, mentors young athletes and represents several other charities supporting young people.

Competitive Record

2016 - Olympic Classes Gold Fleet
2016 - Olympic Classes British Ranking Gold
2015 - Silver - World Championships
2014 - Gold - National Champion
2014 - Gold - World Champion
2013 - Silver - World Championships
2012 - Gold - World Champion
2010 - Gold - European Champion
2008 - Olympic Development Squad
2007 - Junior European Champion