About the Author

Nigel Barrow's days of wet cold sailing are over and he is now actively involved on dry land in the International One Metre radio sailing community, building and racing his own competitive boat

Starting at age 12, he progressed rapidly to be International Cadet World and National champion in 1973, Youth National champion 1974 and then an Olympic campaign in 470's training over the winter with the great Jim Saltonstall to reach second place in the 1976 Olympic trials. After another 4 years of campaigning for the boycotted Russian Olympics, Nigel moved onto campaign various dinghies and then moved into yachting, getting involved in a number of successful campaigns.

This experience has proved invaluable in developing this website which he hopes will be a great reference for all who build, sail and race IOM's.

He wishes you all the very best of luck in whatever your IOM quest happens to be.

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