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Harvey Martin

Harvey Martin.

17-year-old sailor Harvey, from Alfreton, is a member of the RYA British Youth Squad. He was selected to be part of the RYA British Youth Sailing Team at the 29er World Championships, where he finished eighth in the silver fleet. He also competed in the 29er Grand Prix Series and finished second out of 136 entries. He is a member of Ogston Sailing Club.

Harvey says: "I have recently moved to Weymouth in order to be able to train full-time. I am now sailing an Olympic Class 470 boat and, together with my new crew, regularly have the opportunity to train alongside the British Sailing Team.

"As well as sailing every day, I am also swimming and cycling for aerobic fitness, and undertaking a regime of gym based strength and conditioning training. At the weekends I am taking every opportunity to sail the Youth class 29er boat, at national competitive events.

"My goals for the next 12 Months are to gain a place on the British Sailing Team, to win an Olympic Classes National Ranking Event, to gain sponsorship in order to be able to regularly compete on the international circuit and to gain selection for the 470 Junior World and European Championships."

"My sporting ambition is to win an Olympic Gold medal."