Time Over Distance - Luke Patience
For the 14th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Series, Louay Habib interviews Olympic Silver Medallist Luke Patience with a deep dive into his two previous Olympic campaigns and a look forward to Tokyo and beyond.
Luke grew up in Scotland and comes from a sailing family, profoundly passionate about all forms of sailing.
Luke shot to fame in the 2012 London Olympic Games, winning silver for Great Britain with Stuart Bithell in the 470 Class. Luke Patience and Elliot Willis won selection for Great Britain for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. However, six months before the event, Elliot Willis was diagnosed with bowel cancer and the team had to withdraw.
Luke teamed up with Chris Grube and requalified with less than three months to the 2016 Olympic Games. They finished fifth in Rio and have again qualified to represent Great Britain at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.