|Born||23 June 1987|
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Giles Lyndon Scott MBE (born 23 June 1987) is a British competitive sailor and four-time Finn Gold Cup winner who won the gold medal for Team GB in the Finn Class at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He is also a member of the America's Cup team campaign with Ben Ainslie Racing where he is tactician.
Early life and education
Scott was born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, to John and Rosalind Scott. His father was a sports administrator and latterly director of the U.K. Anti Doping Agency and Chief Executive of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. His mother was a special needs teacher. Aged 1, he moved to Canada in 1988 where his father worked for the Federal Minister for Amateur Sport. It was in Canada that he had his first sailing experience in dinghies on the Ottawa River. He returned aged 6 in 1993 and was re-introduced to sailing at the inland reservoir at Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire where his parents encouraged him to take up junior competitive sailing. He was educated at Sharnbrook Upper School in Bedfordshire and the University of Southampton where he graduated with a BSc in Geography.
World Championships titles
- 1st 2005 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships - Laser
- 1st 2008 Finn Junior World Championship
- 1st 2011 Finn World Championship
- 1st 2014 Finn World Championship
- 1st 2015 Finn World Championship
- 1st 2016 Finn World Championship
European Championships titles
- 1st 2011 Finn European Championships
- 1st 2014 Finn European Championships
- Scofield, Daniel (14 August 2016). "Giles Scott secures sailing Olympic gold in Finn class, continuing Britain's glorious tradition". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- "Rio 2016: Eight sailors named in Team GB Rio Olympic squad". BBC; retrieved 9 September 2015
- "Ben Ainslie Racing - Giles Scott (GBR)". Ben Ainslie Racing; retrieved 9 September 2015
- "Rio Olympics 2016: Giles Scott guaranteed gold in Finn class". BBC Sport. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.