Sam sails the Laser dinghy, the Men’s Olympic singlehanded dinghy. It is a very competitive and tactical boat to sail, challenging both mentally and physically. The boat is a one design class, meaning that every boat is the same and therefore the best sailor is the one who wins. In most conditions the boat requires power, endurance and strength to achieve the maximum speed possible, hence why the best Laser sailors are some of the strongest and fittest athletes at the Games.
Sam also has experience in a lot of other classes, and is lucky enough to be involved with the Waszp class as the newly elected class chariman. Check out the stats for these two very different boats below.