International Honours

This page lists Olympics and International honours that Cambridge sailors have won. National and Other honours are listed on the National Honours page.

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Olympics Honours
1908 – London/Ryde
William Ward8 MetreBronze
1936 – Berlin/Kiel  
Chris Boardman Miles Bellville , Charles Leaf6 MetreGold
Peter ScottO-Jolle (Single-handed dinghy)Bronze
Stewart MorrisTeam Manager 
1948 – London/Weymouth  
Stewart MorrisSwallowGold
Peter Scott, John WinterOlympic Committee 
1952 – Helsinki  
Dr Britton Chance (USA) 5.5 Metre Gold
1956 – Melbourne  
Jonathan JansonDragonBronze
Tom PaxtonReserve 
1960 – Rome/Naples  
Jonathan JansonDragon 
Peter ScottChairman, International Jury 
1964 – Tokyo/Sagami Bay  
No participation – but see footnote re Jonathan Janson  
1968 – Mexico/Acapulco  
Iain Macdonald-SmithFlying DutchmanGold
1972 – Munich/Kiel  
David Wilkins (IRL)Tempest 
Iain Macdonald-SmithReserve 
1976 – Montreal/Kingston  
Phil Crebbin470 
Iain Macdonald-SmithSoling 
David Wilkins (IRL)Tempest 
1980 – Moscow/Tallinn  
David Wilkins (IRL)Flying DutchmanSilver
1984 – Los Angeles  
Robin Tattersall (BVI) Soling 
1988 – Seoul/Pusan  
Roger YeomanFlying Dutchman 
David Wilkins, Peter Kennedy (IRL)Flying Dutchman 
1992 – Barcelona  
David Wilkins, Peter Kennedy (IRL)Flying Dutchman 
Robin Tattersall (BVI) Soling
Iain Macdonald-SmithSelector 
1996 – Atlanta/Savannah  
Ian Walker470Silver
Barry ParkinSoling 
2000 – Sydney  
Ian WalkerStarSilver
Barry ParkinSoling 
2004 – Athens  
Ian WalkerYngling Coach 
Barry ParkinSelector 
2008 – Beijing/Qingdao  
Chris AtkinsChairman, Selectors 
2012 – London/Weymouth  
Annie LushWomen’s Match Racing 
Chris AtkinsChairman, Selectors 
David Wilkins, Jo LucasRace Team 

Jonathan Janson, having competed in 1956 and 1960, was also involved in most of the subsequent Olympic regattas up to 1992 as a Vice President of the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU), which is now World Sailing . His duties including overseeing the pre-Olympic regattas, International Jury service, and other roles.

World Team Racing Championship Honours
Amanda Best (now Hampson)1995 – West Kirby, UKGold
Rob Sherrington2001 – Lake Brno, Czech Republic5th
Rob Sherrington2003 – Auckland, New ZealandSilver
Rob Sherrington2005 – Newport, USABronze
Richard Guy2001 – Lake Brno, Czech Republic5th
Richard Guy2003 – Auckland, New ZealandSilver
Helen Mayhew2001 – Lake Brno, Czech Republic5th
Tom Hebbert2001 – Lake Brno, Czech Republic5th
Tom Hebbert2007 – Gandia, SpainSilver
International Championship Honours

Nick Craig – Five times winner of the International OK Dinghy World Championships – in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2117.

Phil Crebbin – Dominated the International 8 Metre class by winning 6 World Cups in 3 different boats during 1988-2005 (1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 2004, 2005). See our page Phil Crebbin on 8 Metres for some further information on Phil’s 8 and 12 Metre activities. Phil also won the 1974 International Enterprise World Championships, the 1976 International 470 World Cup, and the 1982 International 12 Metre World Cup.

Amy Hughes (née Morris) – Represented Ireland at the 1991 Optimist World Championships; 1992 Optimist European Championships; 1995 ISAF Youth Worlds – Laser Radial; 2002 ISAF World Sailing Games -J22 small keelboat (as helm).

Annie Lush – Gold in 2010 ISAF Women’s World Match Racing Championships; Silver in Women’s Match Racing at ISAF 2011 Sailing World Championships; and Gold in the ISAF 2012 Sailing World Cup event in Miami – in addition to her Olympic Gold listed above.

Archie Massey – Six times winner of the International 14 Dinghy World Championships – in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2020, and 2022.

Luke McEwen and Emma (née Evans) – Three times winners of the RS800 European Championships – in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Ian Walker and Chris Fox – Won the International 14 Dinghy World Championship in 1993.

Ian Walker – Captained the winning team in the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race – in addition to his Olympic Silver medals listed above.

Photos of sailing
2001 World Team Racing Championships held in 420 dinghies on Lake Brno, Czech Republic. Left: Richard Guy and Rob Sherrington (GBR2) await starting signals. Right: A close start against the GBR1 team, in white sails, who went on to take Bronze.