Thursday, August 28, 2008

British Sailing Team Honoured...

Photo by onEdition L-R Skandia Team GBR gold medal winners Pippa Wilson, Sarah Ayton and Sarah Webb.
Britain's podium-topping sailors were today welcomed home to London, and to the news that leading long-term investments provider Skandia has confirmed its continued support of the British sailing team for the next four years.

Skandia Team GBR, the British sailing team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes, was honoured at London County Hall, with Ben Ainslie, Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb, Pippa Wilson, Paul Goodison, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, among those awarded keepsake trophies - bespoke models of their own boats - from Skandia. A number of young sailors hoping to gain selection to compete at London 2012 were also present.

Skandia Team GBR supports more than 70 sailors in the Royal Yachting Association's World Class Performance and Development squads - 18 of those sailors were selected to represent Team GB at Beijing 2008, with a further six chosen to compete at the Paralympics next month.