Fifteen sailors across 10 Olympic Classes begin their bid to try to help Team GB claim more sailing medals than any other nation for the fifth successive Games, when the 2016 Olympic Regatta gets underway in Guanabara Bay on Monday (8 August).

60% of the team (nine sailors) will make their Olympic debuts in Rio, including four sailors in the new Nacra 17 (Mixed Multihull) and 49erFX (Women’s Skiff) classes.

Britain has won 21 medals – 10 gold, seven silver and four bronze – at the past four Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London, with 10 of these claimed by Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson and Paul Goodison, who all competed at their final Games at London 2012.