OK Heading for Rio 2016!
Congratulations to Ben Saxton (OK 2008) who has been called-up for Team GB for the Olympic Games this summer.
With 150 days to go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the British Olympic Association (BOA) yesterday (8 March) announced five additional sailors from three classes selected to compete for Team GB this summer. This included Ben and his sailing partner, Nicola Groves, who will be representing GB in the Nacra 17 mixed multihull event, which sees its first Olympic Games outing this year.
Ben is proud to have been selected and has said “I’m pretty excited to do two things towards the Games, one is get a medal for Nicola and I, and the other is to support the rest of the sailing team as much as possible. A lot of our foreign competitors are envious of what we have got but I think we’ve a good mix, with the likes of Nick Dempsey and all of his Olympics experience, as well as some youth and enthusiasm. We bring our own skills so I think as a team we will be able to do something quite special in Rio.”
(Source: RYA News)