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Thompson's Olympic Dream for Rio 2016

Nick Thompson charging downwind in the Laser

Nick Thompson charging downwind in the Laser


As the reigning World Champion, Nick Thompson is one of the hot favourites for Laser Olympic gold at Rio 2016. We spoke to the British sailor recently about his hopes and dreams for the Games, and how he copes with being one of the smaller athletes yet still one of the fastest in strong winds. 

At, we travel the world to interview some of the top sailors and coaches in the world about how they go about the business of winning in sailboats. To get a flavour of what we do...



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Featured Articles

  Ian Williams wins the Monsoon Cup and a 6th world title (in: Interviews)
  Joachim Aschenbrenner and team at the Monsoon Cup (in: Interviews)
  Podcast with Nick Thompson, Laser World Champion (in: Podcasts - SailJuice Talk)
  Laser World Champion Nick Thompson on his approach to racing (in: Singlehanders)
  Lesson from a Quantum pro: "Practice like you Mean It!" (in: Technique)
  10 go-faster tips for the J/70 sportsboat (in: Keelboats)
  Podcast with Skip Dieball after winning the Etchells Worlds (in: Podcasts - SailJuice Talk)
  Boatspeed secrets with Etchells World Champ Skip Dieball (in: Keelboats)
  Goalscape #2: goalsetting with Olympic & Worlds-winning 49er coach Emmett Lazich *** (in: Goal Setting)
  Goalscape #1: goalsetting with a European 49er Champ & a Fireball World Champ *** (in: Goal Setting)
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