Ar­gyll sailor goes for gold

The Oban Times - - Sport -

HE­LENS­BURGH sailor, Luke Pa­tience, has been named in the Bri­tish sail­ing team for the Olympics in Rio next year.

Luke is paired with El­liot Wil­lis in the men’s 470. Af­ter tak­ing home the sil­ver in the same event at Lon­don 2012, Luke now has his eyes set firmly on the gold.

Luke said: ‘It’s such an ex­cit­ing phone call to get and it just gets the wee but­ter­flies go­ing.

‘You dream about a sin­gle thing for so many years of your life, cer­tainly all of my adult life in my case, so to get the call say­ing you’re se­lected for the Olympics is just so good, such an hon­our. I’m al­ways proud to don the Team GB shirt and here we go again. Round two, let’s fight.’

The pair only be­gan sail­ing to­gether a year ago and have al­ready won the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships and the sail­ing World Cup in Mi­ami.

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