Team GBR strip off for photoshoot

Five members of Skandia Team GBR recently took time out of their intense training schedules to pose for a gold-themed photoshoot. The photos are dedicated to Skandia Team GBR’s mantra, ‘Sail for Gold’, and are a result of 19 hours of photography by Ranald Mackechnie, and over nine hours spent in make-up with body painting specialist Phyllis Cohen.

Skandia Team GBR is the team from which the British sailors competing in the Olympic and Paralympic classes are selected. Sailing is Britain’s most successful Olympic sport. Having earned five sailing medals in Sydney and five in Athens, Great Britain is also the world’s top sailing nation, having achieved a total of 45 medals within the sport of sailing, with more golds than any other nation. The forthcoming 29th Olympic Games, in which our athletes will be sailing for gold, will be held in Beijing from 8th – 24th August 2008 and is set to be a testing sailing venue, famously known for light wind conditions and tricky tides.