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 began sailing as a team in 2010 and have since won National, European and World Championship titles. MacGregor’s team brought in Dutch coach and professional sailor Maurice Paardenkooper in 2011 to help realise their Olympic Medal ambition. They will compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
‘The Olympics is a circus. What we do is out on the water.’ Maurice Paardenkooper