Nigel McCarthy from Malta is our Strength and Conditioning Coach, he also does the same job for World Sailing Emerging Nations Programme (ENP). Nigel has a Master’s Degree in Sports Science from the University of St Mary’s, London and during this period in the United Kingdom he coached at St Mary’s Richmond Athletics Club and through that experience has worked with a number of medaling athletes at the London Olympic Games. He also won a scholarship to attend the renowned International Olympic Academy in the ancient city of Olympia, Greece. He has also completed a number of other courses with the English Football Association, IAAF and UK Athletics, together with his Personal Trainer qualifications. We have tasked Nigel with creating fitness plans for all of our sailors and then working with them on an ongoing basis to reach and then maintain their personal fitness goals. During competitions, he will assist with pre-race warm-up and post-race recovery.