OLYMPIC SELECTION FOR OUR OWN ELLIOT HANSON
Published 3:50pm on 29 Feb 2020
Redesmere sailor Elliot Hanson has been selected as GBR's Men's Laser sailor for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which is sailing out of Enoshima Yacht Harbor. Elliot gets the Laser spot after a close contest between the Laser young guns in the British Sailing Team to replace Olympian Nick Thompson. A key factor in securing the Olympic selection was Elliot's recent success at the Laser World Championships in Melbourne Australia, where he was 'top Brit' by some margin. Elliot is a longstanding member of Redesmere SC, having raced and trained with us since his early years, and was the first sailor to win the Topper triple crown. His first major sailing title was taking Gold in the Laser class at Medemblik in 2017, the same year he added the Red Bull Youth America's Cup title to the string of International and World trophies he had continued to win since progressing through the Redesmere's training and development programme. Whilst 2018 was marred by injury and a subsequent recovery to win the 2018 World Cup Series in Enoshima, he is now clearly back and living up to his potential. When competing, Elliot still sails under the Redesmere SC burgee and selection for the Laser Olympic slot is the next step on the ladder to achieving his lifelong ambition of securing Olympic Gold for Great Britain, Redesmere and Macclesfield
Despite his rigorous and intensive world-wide training and racing programme, Elliot still finds time, occasionally, to mentor at Redesmere and is an ongoing inspiration to all our young sailors. He also took time out of his busy worldwide schedule to join us for our Diamond Jubilee celebrations attended by HRH The Princess Royal, President of the RYA.
Congratulations Elliot - Go, Go, Go!
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