There is a large team behind this event – comprising experience in all areas of team racing (sailors, PROs, Scheduling and course management.) They all share a deep passion for sailing in it’s many forms – here are more details about the individuals and their backgrounds.


Event Director:

David Wilkins

  • RYA National Race Officer and PRO and RO at many National and International events including race officer at 2012 London Olympics
  • Member of RYA Racing Committee in 2002-2007 and 2011 to present
  • Olympic Silver Medallist and winner of many international and national events in Flying Dutchman, Tempest, Finn, Laser and other classes
  • Multiple Winner of BUSA and British 2-Boat team racing championships
  • Was instrumental in Rutland Sailing Club becoming a National Sailing Academy and chairman of team that raised £1.2m towards development of Rutland Sailing Club
  • Past commodore, vice-commodore and rear commodore of Rutland Sailing club. Currently Rear Commodore - Sailing


Sarah Kemp

  • Former Marketing Director at Nokia
  • Passionate about joining up all marketing and communications efforts to make sure the message gets through in a cost effective manner
  • Current Qualified RYA class coach and Sailing Instructor and Coach
  • Competitor at Ladies Team Racing Nationals – last 4 years
  • Winner of BUSA 1986 (British Universities Team Racing Championship)
  • Commodore Southampton University Sailing Club 1989.

Equalisation and Media:

Richard Stenhouse

  • GBR representative in the Finn at 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
  • Multiple Musto Performance Skiff World Champion, European and National Champion
  • Laser National Champion represented GBR at international level, 2nd ISAF World Ranking
  • Production of a professional DVD ‘K16 Taking control’ (instructional DVD for Musto Performance Skiffs)
  • Current Qualified RYA class coach

Kit Stenhouse

  • Previous Musto Performance Skiff and UK Inland Champion
  • Co-producer of DVD ‘K16 Taking control’
  • Has represented Rutland SC at the Wilson Trophy, Ladies Nationals and UKTRA
  • Current Qualified RYA class coach

Course manager

Alan Guy:

  • 1995 - 2001: Spinnaker Club representative @ the first Worlds in 1995 in West Kirkby. Also supported Team GBR @ Miami, Dun Laoghaire & Brno
  • 2003: Course Manager in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2005: Team GBR Manager Rhode Island, USA
  • 2007: Team GBR Manager Gandia, Spain
  • 2005-2007: RYA Team Racing Group Chairman
  • 2001 – 2011: BUSA Nationals course manager
  • 2003 – 2011: RYA Eric Twiname Youth & Junior Team Racing Championships course manager
  • 2009 – present: UKTRA committee member and course manager for multiple UKTRA Championships (GBR Nationals)

Edward Langford

  • RYA rescue boat driver
  • Worked at 2012 London Olympics as a ‘Super Sub’ with overall on water control for safety/troubleshooting as well as mark laying
  • Ambulance technician and medical student specialising in prehospital and emergency medicine

Educational Links:

Nick Neve

  • Schoolmaster in charge of sailing at Oakham School.
  • Currently the top team racing school in UK (top school at 2013 RYA ET Youth Championships)
  • British Schools Team Racing Association National Event Director
  • Dinghy coach and passionate team racing coach

Richard Langford OBE

  • Chairman and Trustee of the newly formed RYA Foundation - "A world where boating is accessible to everyone, regardless of circumstance", - the charitable arm of the Royal Yachting Association
  • He has served as an International Judge, appointed by ISAF for eight years and was a selector for the British Sailing Team for four Olympics.

Consultants to the Organising Committee:

Steve Tylecote

  • Family member Rutland Sailing Club
  • Captain of winning team 1995 IYRU Team Racing Worlds
  • Medals at 5 other ISAF Team Racing Worlds and ISAF World Sailing Games
  • Winner of many team racing events and various Nationals and Endeavour Trophy (UK Champion of Champions event)
  • Author of Team Racing for Sailboats
  • RYA Coach
  • Voluntary work on sailing activation, funding, team racing and junior coaching, team building
  • Elite coach on medal race tactics to many, including Sir Ben Ainslie.
  • Member RYA Team Racing Group

Dr Adrian Stoggall

Dr Geoff Jackson

  • 20 years’ experience of team race event management
  • International and national events as Chief Race Officer and Event Manager including
  • Responsible for introducing the current widely used method of event management and the digital N course
  • Developed widely used race scheduling techniques for conventional and random pairs events
  • Committed to the ethos of a Race Committee's responsibility to run events that are uniformly fair to all participants
  • Founder and first chairman of UK Team Racing Association
  • Founder member of RYA Team Racing Group