The 2012 Olympic Regatta Competition Manager gives an in-depth interview and explains what it takes to win in the Olympic environment

Recently retired CEO of the Royal Yachting Association, and more recently, Competition Manager for the 2012 Olympic Regatta, Rod Carr has an extensive experience in British and International sailing.

Starting as a competitive sailor, he coached at the National Sailing Centre in Cowes, Isle of Wight back in 1980, and then saw what is now the most successful Olympic sailing nation of the past decade evolve into a juggernaut, which is widely perceived as the model for other aspiring nations.

In this indepth interview he explains the thinking and lessons behind the rise and rise of British Olympic sailing, gives insights as to what it takes to win in the Olympic environment. Yes, talent is important but attitude even more so.

‪Rod Carr talks about his time as RYA Olympic Manager and the changes to the programme‬: