Name: Tom Phipps

Age: 28

Currently Living: Falmouth, Cornwall

Occupation: Profesional Sailor

Sailing/ Yacht Club: Restronguet

Position on Boat: Helm

First sailing experience: When I was 5 at my parents sailing school, I learnt to sail in a Polly Oppie 2 up with my best friend Jon

Greatest sailing goal: To Win an Olympic Medal in the catamaran class

Greatest sailing achievement to date: Winning BBC SW Sports Personality of the Year in 2006

Most memorable sailing experience: Leading my first race at the Olympic tornado world championships and doing a spectacular capsize around the windward mark 

Greatest strengths: Knowledge of taking campaigns from grass roots through to a successfully performing team at the highest level. A great natural feel for the boat.
  
Most influential person in your sailing career to date: My Dad was the man who introduced me to sailing and is still as passionate about my career now as he was then.

Top 3 career sailing results if applicable:
1) 2 x ISAF Youth Gold Medal (2004,2006)
2) ISAF Silver Medal (2005)
3) 1st Student Yacht Racing Europeans (2009)

Other interests away from sailing: Music, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, Windsurfing