Jan. 9, 2019

Ian Walker

Ian Walker

Our guest on this episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast is British Olympian and ocean race skipper, Ian Walker.

Walker has had a broad and illustrious career in professional sailing having won two Olympic silver medals – one as crew and one as helmsman...


Our guest on this episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast is British Olympian and ocean race skipper, Ian Walker.

Walker has had a broad and illustrious career in professional sailing having won two Olympic silver medals – one as crew and one as helmsman – and having skippered Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to victory in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race around the world. 

Walker has also led America's Cup campaigns and coached fellow Brit Shirley Robertson and her Yngling crew to an Olympic gold medal – as well as successfully plying his trade as an inshore tactician for many years on the international Grand Prix racing circuit.

More recently Walker has taken on a new land-based challenge as director of racing at Britain's Royal Yachting Association where – amongst many other responsibilities – he is in charge of the British Sailing Team's Olympic prospects.