My name is Jamie Calder and I am a student at Balerno High School.
I learnt to sail at Loch Tummel in Perthshire, Scotland and started racing at the age of eight. I qualified for the Scottish Optimist Squad when I was nine and the GB Optimist Squad at ten.
Since then I have represented the UK at nine world championships and many other international regattas. In 2012 I moved from the Optimist class to the Laser. Firstly sailing the Laser 4.7, nine months later the Laser Radial and in the summer of 2016 I moved to the Laser Standard ( Men’s single handed Olympic class)
I am currently a member of the RYA P3 Olympic Squad. Training at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy one week per month while keeping up with my studies for my final year at school.
In 2014 I won the RYA Youth National Championships in the Laser Radial class at the age of 15. The following year I was disappointed to loose my title but regained it in 2016 in my final year in the Laser Radial.
My time in the Laser Radial has been successful with 3rd at the U17 European Championships, 6th at the U17 World Championships, both UK U19 National and Inland champion, 10th at U19 World Championships and U19 European Champion.
My goal in the short term is to be a world class sailor at under 21 level with my ultimate goal an Olympic gold medal. This will take time, commitment, sacrifice and hard work. All of which I am committed to in order to reach my goal. I have enjoyed my sailing journey to this point and look forward to the road ahead.
If you would like to be part of my support network please contact me through my website contact page.
UK Optimist Spring Championships 2009 Silver Fleet 1st
UK Optimist Junior Inland Championships 2010 1st
UK Optimist National Junior Championships 2010 4th
UK Optimist World Championships Team Selection Trials 2011 5th
UK Optimist National Championships 2011 3rd
Belgian Optimist National Championships 2011 3rd
UK Optimist End of Season Championships 2011 1st
UK Optimist World Championships Team Selection Trials 2012 4th
Brassemermeer Optimist Easter Regatta 2012 9th
Goldener Optimist Regatta (Germany) 2012 8th
UK Laser 4.7 Winter Championships 2012 1st
UK Laser 4.7 Inland Championships 2012 1st
UK Laser 4.7 UK Series 2013 1st
UK Youth National Championships 2013 11th
UK Laser Radial Junior National Championships 2013 1st
UK Laser Radial Junior Inland Championships 2013 1st
UK Youth National Championships 2014 1st
UK Laser Radial National Championships (under 19) 2014 1st
UK Laser Radial Inland Championships (under 19) 2014 1st
Laser Radial Youth European Championships (under 17) 2014 3rd
Laser Radial Youth World Championships (under 17) 2014 6th
ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships 2014 18th
Laser Radial Youth European Championships 2015 1st
UK Youth National Championships 2016 1st
Kieler Woche 2016 (Laser Radial) 2nd
Laser Standard U21 World Championships 28th