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Stuart Bithell

  • Sailer (470 dingy class)
  • Sport Science

Stuart studied Sport Science at Hopwood Hall College and in 2012 won an Olympic Silver Medal in sailing (470 dingy class).

Stuart, from Newhey near Rochdale, learned how to sail at Hollingworth Lake and from the age of seven, it's all he wanted to do. He moved down to Portland on the south coast following his two year course at Hopwood to join the Royal Yachting Association development programme.

In 2009 he joined forces with Luke Patience and their combined talent led them to success at London 2012. Stuart is now in training for the Olympics in Rio in 2016 and hopes to go one better and win gold!

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