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Giles Scott (GBR)

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Name Giles Scott
Nation Great Britain
Date of Birth 23 June 1987
Place of Birth Huntingdon, Great Britain
Class sailed Finn
Website http://www.gilesscott.com Twitter @GilesScott Click here for a photo gallery

Towering Briton Giles Scott has been head and shoulders above the Finn fleet picking up seven consecutive regatta victories. Scott has been a formidable force in the Finn with no one able to match him blow for blow on the race track. Scott looked untouchable in his build up to the Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds and with his eyes on the prize he delivered in the Spanish city with a cool, calm and collected performance to comfortably win his second Finn world title.

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Achievements between 1 September 2013 and 21 September 2014

World Championship
1 - Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, ESP - Sep 2014

ISAF Sailing World Cup
1 - ISAF SWC Mallorca, ESP - Mar 2014
1 - ISAF SWC Miami, USA - Jan 2014

100 Point Regatta
1 - Sail for Gold, Weymouth, GBR - Jun 2014
1 - Finn European Championship, La Rochelle, FRA - May 2014
1 - Semaine Olympique Francaise, La Rochelle, FRA - Oct 2013

Other
1 - 2014 Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta, Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Aug 2014

#1 ISAF Sailing World Rankings

Q&A

What inspired you to take up sailing?

My parents. I did a beginners course at Grafham Water one weekend when I was six.

What was the first boat you ever sailed and how old were you?

Opti at 6-years-old.

Name your first sailing club

Grafham Water

What was the first event you competed in and in what year?

A topper at the Anglian Water Junior Series at Hollowell Sailing Club

What are you personal sailing career highlights?

World Champ in 2011/14. World Junior Champ 2007 & 2008 (Finn). World Youth Champion 2005. Louis Vuitton Cup finallist 2013 with Luna Rossa.

What are your future sailing goals?

Olympic Gold and America's Cup winner.

Who has had the greatest impact on your sailing and career and why?

My parents and current coach Matt Howard. They are always there to help in any way that they can.

Who is your sailing hero?

What other sports do you enjoy?

Kitesurfing, spearfishing, golf and cycling.

What does being nominated for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards mean to you and how would you feel if you were voted the winner?

It comes as a great surprise. Finding out each year who has won this prize is something I always keep a keen eye on. Being nominated I see as a massive honour and the chance of winning would be incredible. There are some truly great names on this trophy. To have my name alongside theirs would be amazing.

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