Luke Patience In Olympic Selection
The British Olympic Association have selected Luke Patience, a member of the British Sailing Team and the Tiree Maritime Trust, to represent the UK at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo as the helm in the 470 Class Dinghy.
Luke, whose parents live in Caolis , spends much of his free time on Tiree surfing and windsurfing and relaxing away from the pressures and commitments of Olympic level sport.
The next Games, Luke’s 3rd ,will be held in Japan in Aug 2020. He won a Silver Medal at the London Games in 2012 and finished 5th in Rio in 2016 after requiring a stand in crew when his original team mate became ill. That stand in crew was Chris Grube and together they have been selected for the Tokyo Games as the first UK athletes to be nominated for 2020.
Luke has been involved with TMT, running racing/training on the Loch and a number of the school children on the island may remember when he visited the school and showed them his medal after London.
The attached photos show Luke and Chris sailing off Palma at the beginning of the Selection Trials. Image courtesy of the RYA and Lloyd Images