Date of birth4 August 1986
ClubRoyal Northern & Clyde YC, UK Sailing Academy Portland Dorset
Olympic Silver Medallist Luke Patience has a wealth of experience. For the last decade, he has been consistently at the top of the 470 class, winning medals at Olympic, World, European Championships and World Cup events.
Luke, who grew up in Rhu, near Helensburgh, was sailing competitively by age 9 and says that training in often cold and unpredictable Scottish climate helped to toughen him up ready for the challenges ahead!
Following his Silver at London 2012, Luke raced alongside Elliot Willis and the pair won the European title and Rio Test Event silver in 2014, amongst other medals, their preparation towards Rio on target. Sadly Elliot was diagnosed with cancer in late 2015, leaving Luke to form a new partnership in January of this year, with Chris Grube. After just 8 months together they represented Team GB in Rio finishing the Olympic Regatta in a credible 5th place, against rival pairings whose partnerships spanned over 15 years together.
In Luke’s spare time he loves to get back to Scotland whenever he can. He carries his energy into his hobbies and has a passion for surfing and most things outdoors and active! Luke is an accomplished speaker and is a qualified skipper, able to take groups out on larger yachts.