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Matthew Whitfield
Great Britain
WS Ranking: 21

Matt (23) is one of the three youth skippers at this year’s event, but he comes in with knowledge of Hamilton Harbour. Matt raced the 2011 RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup and placed a respectable 9th overall despite breaking his mast. He started on the match racing circuit in 2016 and has slowly been making his way up the Open rankings. He has competed at three World Sailing Youth Match Racing World Championships, finishing sixth in 2019. Prior to starting with match racing Matt was an Optimist and RS Feva sailor. He won the 2011 RS Feva World Championship, while still competing in the Optimist, and was the Laser 4.7 UK National Champion in that same year. He has been a UK National Youth Champion in Laser Radial and has a passion for team racing. This is Matt and his team’s first grade WC event and their first time to Bermuda.

Crew: Quentin Bes-Green, Carson Crain, Gregor Brennan

IG: mattwhitfield97