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Established: 1900 when sailing first joined the Olympic Games programme
Greatest Team Achievement: 58 Olympic sailing medals, including 28 gold, making Great Britain the leading Olympic Classes sailing nation
Team Goal/Target: To be the best sailing nation in the world
British Sailing Team athletes compete in all ten Olympic classes, flying the flag for Great Britain at regattas all over the world. Each win brings them closer to their goal – to be selected to be part of Team GB, representing Britain at the Olympic Games.
The team is managed by the Royal Yachting Association, and is made up of approximately 80 sailors who compete in ten different Olympic classes. The sailors are backed up by support staff including coaches, nutritionists, meteorologists, psychologists and physiotherapists.
Great Britain is the world's leading Olympic Classes sailing nation, having won more gold medals than any other in Olympic history. British sailors topped the medals tables in Sydney, Athens, Beijing and Rio, and won more medals than their rivals on home waters at London 2012, including a fourth gold medal for Sir Ben Ainslie who then became the world's most decorated Olympic sailor.
"Naturally, everyone at Healthspan Elite is delighted to be supporting one of the most successful teams in UK sporting history. We look forward to a long-standing relationship with everyone associated with The British Sailing Team and providing the sailors with the vitamins and supplements they require to support good nutrition for continued success."
Chris Fisher, Head of Healthspan Elite®