VITA HEATHCOTE

Helm

Age: 19

Previous Achievements

- Optimist National Champion 2012, 2013

- 6th at Optimist Europeans 2011

- 7th Girl at Optimist Worlds 2012

- 1st girls at 470 U17 Junior Europeans 2016

- 420 World Champion 2019!

- Womens Match racing National champion 2020

Goals in life after sailing:

- Go to medical school

- Keep sailing for ever!


For Vita, sailing has always been the centre of family activity, both leisurely and competitively. Most days involved some sort of action on the Solent, inspired by the whole family. She couldn't escape the competitive gene so at the age of 7 began her adventures of optimist racing!
Since then she has climbed the ladder of both the optimist then 420 fleets before bouncing into the 470 to begin her campaign to the 2024 Olympic games!

Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal

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420 World Champs!!
420 World Champs!!

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Climbing in the Dolomites
Climbing in the Dolomites

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Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal

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