Ian Walker

Meet Ian Walker

About Ian Walker

I’m the winner of the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, two-time Olympic silver medallist and gold medal-winning Olympic coach. I love sailing because it combines physical, mental and technical skills, as well as the project management and teamwork aspects of what I do. But above all I love trying to outsmart my opponents!

Personal Achievements

  • 2015 YJA Yachtsman of Year
  • 2014/15 Volvo Ocean race winning skipper
  • 2004 Olympic Gold medal winning coach
  • 2002 British America’s Cup skipper
  • 1996 and 2000 Olympic Silver medallist
  • 4x World champion
  • 8x European Champion
  • Currently super yacht tactician
  • MBE for services to sailing

Why choose Musto?

Whether I am racing inshore or offshore, I need to be kept warm, dry and comfortable. Musto uses the best materials and technology to deliver the most comfortable clothing. They allow me to focus on the performance of the boat. I greatly enjoy working with the brand’s designers and creating new products.

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Future goal

My goal is to maximise racing performance for all the yacht owners that I work for whilst creating a strong team environment. It’s essential to engender a sense of fun for all involved.

Tips for beginners

Time on the water is the key to success. Our sport is as much about attitude as it is about innate skill. Above all you only get one chance to make a good first impression! Read even more sailing tips from Ian Walker

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