About

Andy was born in Scotland where he still lives today, studying as an Undergraduate at the University of Strathclyde – within the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering. Andy’s main training base is Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy alongside Largs SC for when he’s training locally.

After starting windsurfing in 2011 at Loch Insh Watersports in the Scottish Highlands, Andy went on to join the Local RYA T15 Club. After participating in local racing he swiftly progressed to RYA Winter Training as part of the Scottish Development Team on the Isle of Cumbrae. From there he joined the UK circuit and was selected to the UK National Junior Squad.

Andy had a strong Junior career, storming the Techno class nationally and performing within the top 5 at international events.
From there he was selected into the British Youth Sailing Team and has so far represented GB at over 10 International events.

Andy is part of the British Sailing Team training as part of the Podium Pathway group, representing GB at a World Class level.. He is supported in his undergraduate studies by the Winning Students Scholarship programme.​

2017 saw Andy Win his 1st Major International Medal, with a Bronze this July at the U19 World Championships and also make a significant improvement in the Senior 9.5m Olympic Class. Representing GB at both the Senior European and World Championships.​​

Andy’s most successful year yet was in 2018 where he competed as a senior at major international events, including both the European championships (3rd U21 / 16th overall) and the World championships (2nd U21 / 31st overall).​​

Going into 2019 Andy’s focus will be on the Olympic trials .and qualifying for the 2020 Olympic games. He is currently training full time for his campaign whilst taking a break from his academic studies at Strathclyde University.

Results and Awards

2018

  • 1st U21 and 21st overall, Andalusian Olympic Week​
  • 3rd U21 and 16th overall, Senior European Championships​
  • 2nd U21 and 31st overall, Senior World Championships

2017

  • Bronze Medal U19 World Championships​
  • British Champion (RS:X U19 Men)​
  • Glasgow Student Athlete of the year​
  • RYA Scotland Performance of the year

2016

  • ​​8th Youth In the World.
  • Represented GB at The 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships (RS:X Youth Boys)
  • British Youth Champion (RS:X Youth Men)

2015

  • ​Ranked 4th Youth European Championships (BIC Techno 293).
  • British Junior Wave Champion.
  • Autumn Olympic Classes Ranker Series Winner (RS:X Youth Men).

2014

  • ​British Junior Champion (BIC Techno 293)
  • Scottish Champion (BIC Techno 293)

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