During his career Ian Walker has competed at the very highest level in international yacht racing. He has two Olympic silver medals of his own (1996 and 2000) and coached Shirley Robertson’s Yngling team to a gold at the Sydney 2004 Games. He skippered the British America’s Cup campaign in 2002 and in 2015 became the first and only British skipper to lift the Volvo Ocean Race trophy after winning the race with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Since announcing his retirement from active campaigning Walker has been working as the Director of Racing at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) – a role that encompasses the British Olympic Sailing Team.
Click HERE to read his reaction to the confirmed route for the next edition of the Ocean Race.
If you are locked down and wondering what to do next, why not watch the excellent, fully remastered documentary of the first Whitbread Round-the-World Race?
Like so many great adventure stories, this one started in a pub, with a conversation between the Royal Naval Sailing Association and the head of the Whitbread Brewery.
“I’ve sailed round-the-world, around the harbour and I’m still enjoying sailing today“ – Ian Walker
Olympics – Volvo Ocean Race
Hear from Olympic Medallist and Winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, Ian Walker, as he tells us about his journey through his sailing career.
To see more, click HERE
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