My name is Jamie Calder and I am a student at Balerno High School.

My passion in life is sailing, I am a member of Loch Tummel Sailing Club and Royal Forth Yacht Club.

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