America's Cup 2021: Profiles - Giles Scott (INEOS Team UK)

  • 01/01/2021


Born: June 23, 1987 (33)

Role: INEOS Team UK tactician

America's Cup campaigns: 3

Scott has contested previous America's Cup campaigns with Luna Rossa in 2013 and Ben Ainslie Racing in 2017.

As the tactician onboard Britannia, he's the eyes of the boat. He works with the helmsman, discussing tactics, and making sure the boat is always in the wind and performing at its best. 

His biggest claim to fame is winning a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Competing in the Finn class for Great Britain, Scott outclassed his rivals and secured his place in the history books by winning gold with a day to spare. 

The Cambridgeshire local is a four-time senior world champion, twice youth world champion and three-time European champion, so will be a key cog for Team UK. 

To cap off his career, Scott would love to bring the 'Auld Mug' back home for the very first time.