GB Women's Match Racing Team

Hear what the GBR Match Race Girls are doing to win gold.

The Portrait

Kate MacGregor, Annie Lush and Lucy MacGregor
Photographed by Finlay MacKay
16 April 2011, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Weymouth

Lucy Macgregor (right), her sister Kate (left) and Annie Lush are strong contenders for an Olympic medal in Women’s Match Racing. They all learnt to sail as children in Poole Harbour. After gaining experience and enjoying success with other crews, they started sailing as a team in 2010 and have since won National, European and World Championship titles. They brought in Dutch coach and professional sailor Maurice Paardenkooper in 2011 to help realise their Olympic medal ambition.

‘The Olympics is a circus. What we do is out on the water.’
Maurice Paardenkooper, Coach

© Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012