Niki Birrell to coach the Gill National Youth Developement Squad

The GBR SKUD 18 sailing at the 2012 Paralympics

Niki Birrell, who won a bronze medel in the SKUD 18 at London 2012 & Rio 2016 Paralympics, is to coach the Gill National Youth Development Squad 2016 - 2017.

Two boys sailing a wooden Mirror at Brightlingsea

In the profile on his RYA Podium Squad page, he says the Mirror was his favourite boat. So, from the archive, above is a photo of Niki and his brother Christian sailing in after racing at the 2000 Europeans at Brightlingsea (they were 33rd in a fleet of over 100)