UK General Manager, North Sails

Ian Walker

Ian Walker is the General Manager of North Sails UK

After 5 years as the Director of Racing at the Royal Yachting Association  Ian has recently become the UK General Manager of North Sails. A double Olympic medallist (470 and Star) Ian is best known as the skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing who dominated the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race. Ian’s preferred sailing role these days is as a tactician and in 2022 he was part of the Dark n Stormy team (Fast 40) that achieved a rare double taking both line honours and the overall win on corrected time in the Round the Island Race. Ian remains a keen dinghy sailor from Warsash Sailing Club and is passionate about youth sailing and the future of the sport.