Performance Director British Sailing Team, Director of Racing Royal Yachting Association, UK

Ian Walker

Ian Walker is the Director of Racing of the British Sailing Team, on behalf of the Royal Yachting Association. Aged 52 and a father of two, he is one of Britains most accomplished sailors, having competed in two Olympic Games.(Silver medal in 1996 in the 470 class and in 2000 in the Star class), two America’s Cup and three Volvo Ocean Races (5th in 2008/09 onboard Green Dragon and in 2011-12 onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, winner in 2014/15 as skipper with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing).

Other Achievements:
2017 Awarded MBE for services to Olympic and International sailing
2016 Skipper of Sport Relief #hellonhighseas challenge raising £1 million for charity
2015 YJA Yachtsman of the Year
2015 Yachts &Yachting Professional sailor of the year
4 World Championship wins (TP52, Melges 24, 470, International 14)
8 European Championship wins (Mirror, 470, Melges 24, Farr 40, Etchells 22)