Join Team GB Nacra's road to Tokyo 2020
My name is Anna Burnet and I am an athlete in the British Sailing Team, aiming to win gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with my teammate John Gimson. John and I compete in the mixed multihull Nacra class - the fastest Olympic boat! Having previously competed with different people and in different boats, John and I teamed up in September 2016 to create a partnership that we strongly believe can succeed on the World stage. With just 2.5 years until the Olympic Games, every day will count and we are completely devoted to making this happen.
We have already had a number of top level results and have never finished outside the top 6 on the International stage. We currently sit at 3rd in the world rankings and we feel confident with the process we have put in place to get us to the 2020 Olympics.
Results:World Cup Final 2016 3rd
World Cup Miami 2017 4th
Eurosaf Palma 2017 2nd
World Cup Hyeres 2017 6th
World Cup Final 2017 2nd
European Championships 2017 5th
World Championships 2017 6th
World Cup Miami 2018 4th
John and I receive a small personal living allowance from UK Sport, alongside grants from the British Sailing Team to allow us to fulfil the majority of our training and competition schedule. One area of the campaign that we receive no financial subsidy for is equipment. With the amount that we sail the boats, their durability and the fact that we will have to ship one overseas this Summer we have already had to order a new boat. The cost of the new boat is 18,165 GB Pounds and with your help we are hoping to raise 15,000 GB Pounds towards this! Sailing is a technical sport and competing with the top spec of equipment is of paramount importance. Please come onboard with our journey to Tokyo 2020 and together we can make it happen!