Bright Young Things: Sailing into the future

PUBLISHED: 00:16 11 January 2012 | UPDATED: 21:40 20 February 2013

Bright Young Things: Sailing into the future

Bright Young Things: Sailing into the future

Sailor Tim Walton from Kenilworth knows exactly where he's heading.

Bright Young Things: Sailing into the future

Sailor Tim Walton from Kenilworth knows exactly where hes heading.

Name: Tim Walton

Age: 18

Lives: Kenilworth

Attends: Warwick School

What are you studying?

Maths, Biology and P.E.

Tell us about yourself and what you have done to be a Bright Young Thing?

I have sailed for Team GB for the last three years and until recently I also played water polo at a national level. I am now focusing on the sailing, which has been extremely successful in recent months. In July I sailed for Team GB in the 29er class as a member of the RYA Volvo National Youth Squad at the European Championships in Switzerland where I finished in the first British boat and 16th overall (out of 155 boats). I have now gained selection for the Olympic training group in the 49er Olympic Double Handed skiff class.

My list of achievements over the last three years include; 29er National Youth Squad selection 2009-2011, 16th place in the 29er European Championships 2011,and 8th place in the 29er Europeans Championships (youth) 2011

What are your ambitions?

I want to achieve; This year a top 10 placing at 2012 49er U23 World Championships (C class funding) In three years top end of silver fleet/bottom of gold at grade one world series (B class Funding) In five years selection into 49er Olympic Performance Squad, consistent Gold Fleet appearance at Grade one world series events (A class funding). And finally in 9 years an Olympic Gold Medal in the 49er class with the foundations set for Americas Cup sailing.

Whats best about Warwickshire?

Having a great school to go to for a good education, enabling me to have numerous opportunities in the future.

What do you do in your spare time?

Mainly sailing and gym workouts with a bit of water polo if I can fit it in.

What is your favourite book:

Time Travellers wife - A different book, that makes the reader really appreciate taking life as it comes and concentrating on now rather than thinking about how things could go wrong in the future.

What is your favourite film:

Space Jam, starring Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan. Its a very funny film that Ive loved from a very early age.

What is your favourite TV Show:

Inbetweeners - it never fails to make me laugh and is good to take your mind off a hard day in the gym or at school.


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