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Iain Percy

Double Olympic Champion and Great Britain’s Most Successful Star Class Sailor

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 Iain Percy Biography

Iain is a double Olympic champion and Great Britain’s most successful Star Class sailor of all time. Percy began sailing at the age of 4, when his family decided to take up a sport they could enjoy together. He began his career sailing at Weston Sailing Club in Southampton in an Optimist dinghy and hasn’t looked back.

Iain turned professional in 1998 and within two years was representing Great Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where he struck Gold, winning the highly technical Finn class. As a result of his gold medal, he was honored by the Queen and received an MBE. Iain changed classes for the 2004 Athens Olympics and chose to race alongside Steve Mitchell in the double-handed Star class, where he finished a disappointing sixth. In 2005 Iain decided to take a break from full time Olympic Class sailing and join America’s Cup challenger +39 Challenge as helmsman.

In 2006, Iain was back on the water in his Star with his new crew Andrew Simpson, his best friend of 25 years. The pair had a promising start to their Beijing Olympic campaign coming sixth in the Olympic Test Event and Bronze in the ISAF World Championships 2007. However a string of problems hampered their 2008 build up to the Games, which included coming 52nd in the Star World Championships. Where many athletes would have thrown the towel in Iain and Andrew showed true guts and determination to turn things around and get them selves to the start line at the Olympic regatta.

The Star class field was extremely competitive and included eight Olympic medalists and seven Star World Champions. After a disappointing start, Iain and Andy battled hard to get back into contention and were second going into the final Medal Race and showed true champion spirit to overhaul Fredrik Loof and Anders Ekstrom, regatta leaders from day one, and take home the gold... a truly phenomenal performance which had the BBC commentary team in tears.

Following his success in Beijing, Iain turned his attention to America’s Cup Sailing as ‘Tactician’ for Team Origin, the British backed challenger, which included a World Match Racing title in 2011. He will teamed up again with Andrew for the 2012 Olympics where they won a Silver, being narrowly edged out by the Swedish team in the final medal race.

He is currently the Director of Sailing at the America’s Cup Challenger Artemis Racing. He is responsible for leading the on water team and making sure their 2013 campaign is on track.

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  • Olympic and America’s Cup experiences

  • Delivering a gold medal performance

  • Building a winning team

  • Dealing with peak performance, assessing risk, navigating a safe but winning course

  • Dealing with difficult / unpredictable conditions

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Iain Percy

Double Olympic Champion and Great Britain’s Most Successful Star Class Sailor

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Iain Percy Biography

Iain is a double Olympic champion and Great Britain’s most successful Star Class sailor of all time. Percy began sailing at the age of 4, when his family decided to take up a sport they could enjoy together. He began his career sailing at Weston Sailing Club in Southampton in an Optimist dinghy and hasn’t looked back.

Iain turned professional in 1998 and within two years was representing Great Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where he struck Gold, winning the highly technical Finn class. As a result of his gold medal, he was honored by the Queen and received an MBE. Iain changed classes for the 2004 Athens Olympics and chose to race alongside Steve Mitchell in the double-handed Star class, where he finished a disappointing sixth. In 2005 Iain decided to take a break from full time Olympic Class sailing and join America’s Cup challenger +39 Challenge as helmsman.

In 2006, Iain was back on the water in his Star with his new crew Andrew Simpson, his best friend of 25 years. The pair had a promising start to their Beijing Olympic campaign coming sixth in the Olympic Test Event and Bronze in the ISAF World Championships 2007. However a string of problems hampered their 2008 build up to the Games, which included coming 52nd in the Star World Championships. Where many athletes would have thrown the towel in Iain and Andrew showed true guts and determination to turn things around and get them selves to the start line at the Olympic regatta.

The Star class field was extremely competitive and included eight Olympic medalists and seven Star World Champions. After a disappointing start, Iain and Andy battled hard to get back into contention and were second going into the final Medal Race and showed true champion spirit to overhaul Fredrik Loof and Anders Ekstrom, regatta leaders from day one, and take home the gold... a truly phenomenal performance which had the BBC commentary team in tears.

Following his success in Beijing, Iain turned his attention to America’s Cup Sailing as ‘Tactician’ for Team Origin, the British backed challenger, which included a World Match Racing title in 2011. He will teamed up again with Andrew for the 2012 Olympics where they won a Silver, being narrowly edged out by the Swedish team in the final medal race.

He is currently the Director of Sailing at the America’s Cup Challenger Artemis Racing. He is responsible for leading the on water team and making sure their 2013 campaign is on track.

Iain Percy Videos

  • MAN AT SEA by Alfred Dunhill - YouTube

Iain Percy Speaking Topics

  • Olympic and America’s Cup experiences

  • Delivering a gold medal performance

  • Building a winning team

  • Dealing with peak performance, assessing risk, navigating a safe but winning course

  • Dealing with difficult / unpredictable conditions

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  • How to book Iain Percy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Iain Percy for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Iain Percy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Iain Percy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Iain Percy?

    Booking fees for Iain Percy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Iain Percy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Iain Percy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Iain Percy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Iain Percy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Iain Percy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Iain Percy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Iain Percy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Olympic and America’s Cup experiences , Delivering a gold medal performance, Building a winning team, Dealing with peak performance, assessing risk, navigating a safe but winning course and Dealing with difficult / unpredictable conditions. The estimated speaking fee range to book Iain Percy for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Iain Percy generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jerome Rand, Emily Harrington, Tatyana McFadden, Victoria Arlen and Hannah Mills. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Iain Percy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Iain Percy Speaker Videos

  • MAN AT SEA by Alfred Dunhill - YouTube

Iain Percy Speaking Topics

  • Olympic and America’s Cup experiences

  • Delivering a gold medal performance

  • Building a winning team

  • Dealing with peak performance, assessing risk, navigating a safe but winning course

  • Dealing with difficult / unpredictable conditions

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