Nic Asher

Nic Asher

Nic Nic began sailing aged four on the Norfolk Broads. He followed the Royal Yachting Association’s Youth system, winning multiple National and International titles including a Silver Medal at the 420 World Championships in 2002. In 2004 Nic was selected into the World Class Performance program in the 470 Olympic Class. Nic quickly rose to the top winning the 470 World Championships in 2006. Unfortunately, due to injury to his crew Elliot, they missed out on selection for the Beijing Olympic Games. The pair came back stronger in 2008 and won the 470 World Championship for a second time and added the European title. But unfortunately did not have the opportunity to add the Olympic title as well. Nic & Elliot carried on in the 470 Class campaigning for London 2012. After medalling at every regatta in 2010, Nic suffered a huge setback early in 2011 being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and essentially missing the opportunity to be selected for London 2012. After spending nine months away from sailing, recovering and visiting leading experts in the field of micro nutrition and endocrinology. Nic came back to Olympic sailing, full of energy, healthy and determined to win Gold in Rio 2016. Choosing to sail a class more suited to his size, Nic decided to part ways with Elliot and move in to the extremely exciting, high performance 49er class. Career Highlights Youth Junior Optimist National Champion 1996 Optimist National Champion 1998 420 National Champion 2001/2 Silver Medal 420 World Championships 2002 470 Olympic Class Gold Medal Princess Sofia Regatta 2005 Gold Medal Miami Olympic Classes Regatta 2006 Bronze Medal Pre Olympic Test Event Qingdao 2006 Gold Medal World Championships 2006 YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award (Runner up) 2007 Gold Medal World Championships 2008 Gold Medal European Championships 2008 Gold Medal Sail for Gold Regatta Weymouth 2009 Gold Medal Delta Lloyd Regatta Holland 2010 Silver Medal Perth International Regatta 2010 Gold Medal Miami Olympic Classes Regatta 2011

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