Paul Goodison

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Paul Goodison
Paul Goodison, October 2008.jpg
Goodison at the parade in London to celebrate the achievements of British competitors at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Laser class
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Halifax Laser class
Gold medal – first place 2012 Melges 32 class
Gold medal – first place 2014 Melges 20 class
Gold medal – first place 2016 Hayama Moth class
Gold medal – first place 2017 Malcesine Moth class
Gold medal – first place 2018 Bermuda Moth class
Star Sailors League
Gold medal – first place 2017 Bahamas Star class[1]

Paul Martin Goodison MBE (born 29 November 1977, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire) is an English Olympic gold medal-winning sailor.[2]


He studied at Southampton Solent University completing an Undergraduate degree in Maritime Studies following his Olympic Degree and Honorary Doctorate in Sport was also issue by Solent University[3][4]

Sailing career[edit]

Laser class and Olympics[edit]

In March 2005, he was ranked 2nd in the world in the Laser, behind Robert Scheidt of Brazil, and ahead of Michael Blackburn of Australia and Mark Mendelblatt of the United States.[5]

Luke Patience, Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark & Paul Goodison in the Olympic Parade at Weymouth & Portland in 2012

He won the gold medal in the Men's Laser class at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[6] In 2009 he won the Laser World Championships, in Halifax, Canada.[7] He also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing 4th, and the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 7th.[8]

Other World Championships[edit]

He has also won the Melges 20[9] and Melges 32 class World Championships.

Goodison has won the three Moth World Championship starting in 2016 Hayama, Japan[10] and in 2017 won the title a second time in Malcesine, Italy (Lake Garda).[11] and then the 2018 title.

America Cup[edit]

Goodison joined Artemis Racing[12] for their 2017 Louis Vuitton Challenger’s Trophy campaign.[13][14]

He then went to sail for New York Yacht ClubsAmerican Magic campaign in the 36th America's CupChallenger Series where the team capsized compromising there campaign. And has committed to the team for their challenge of the 37th America's Cup.


Goodison was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[15]


  1. ^ "SSL Finals: 4 Dec 2017 – 9 Dec 2017". Star Sailors League. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Shirley Robertson (MBE) (17 February 2022). "Series 3 Episode 17-18 Interview Paul Goodison" (Podcast). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Paul Goodison – Sheffield's 2012 Olympic sailing hero". 16 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Solent University Honorary Graduates List". Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  5. ^ "ISAF: World Sailing Rankings; Single-handed dinghy men – Laser". 4 March 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Beijing 2008 – Men's Laser". IOC. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  7. ^ "2009 Laser World Championships". International Laser Class Association. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Paul Goodison at". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
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  10. ^ "Paul Goodison wins 2016 YANMAR Moth Worlds – International Moth Class Association".
  11. ^ "Paul Goodison wins 2017 Moth Worlds title".
  12. ^ "Wing Trimmer".
  13. ^ Racing, Artemis. "Paul Goodison Joins Artemis Racing". Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Form Guide: Moth World Championship >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  15. ^ "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 17.

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