Nathan Wilmot

1979 –

Nathan Wilmot, whose father James competed in sailing at Los Angeles 1984 and uncle Robert, also in sailing, at Seoul 1988, joined with Malcolm Page to win the gold medal in the men’s 470s at Beijing 2008. They were world champions in the class going into Athens 2004, were they finished a relatively disappointing twelfth. Two more world championships, in 2005 and 2007, meant that they had great form approaching Beijing 2008. The performance at Athens was also a driving force behind an improved showing at the Qingdao Sailing Centre on Fushan Bay. Wilmot and Page had the gold medal in their keeping before the final race. Their gold medal, ahead of the British and French crews, was on the same day as Tessa Parkinson and Elise Rechichi won the women’s 470 class. Victor Kovalenko coached both champion crews.

Olympic Results

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

470 - Men
Race 02 11 pts; 4th 7 pts 7th
Race 01 4 pts; 4th 4 pts 4th
Race 04 17 pts; 1st 3 pts 3rd
Race 03 14 pts; 1st 3 pts 3rd
Race 05 20 pts; 1st 3 pts 3rd
Race 06 24 pts; 1st 4 pts 4th
Race 07 29 pts; 1st 5 pts 5th
Race 08 45 pts; 1st (16 pts) 16th
Race 09 48 pts; 1st 3 pts 3rd
Race 10 58 pts; 1st 10 pts 10th
Medal Race TP: 60 pts; NP: 44 pts; 1st 2 pts 1st  
Final Placing 1 / 29

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

470 - Men
Race 1 12 pts; 12th 12 pts 12th
Race 2 40 pts; 21th 28 pts DSQ
Race 3 43 pts; 13th 3 pts 3rd
Race 4 46 pts; 9th 3 pts 3rd
Race 5 65 pts; 10th 19 pts 19th
Race 6 68 pts; 7th 3 pts 3rd
Race 7 72 pts; 3rd 4 pts 4th
Race 8 90 pts; 5th 18 pts 18th
Race 9 93 pts; 4th 3 pts 3rd
Race 10 119 pts; 5th 26 pts 26th
Final Race TP: 147 pts; NP: 119 pts; 12th 28 pts OCS
Final Placing 12 / 27