Meet the team

Here you can find out more about the people that helped Land Rover BAR challenge for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, and how studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) helped them to land their dream jobs within the industry.

  • Amy Munro

    Sustainability Officer

    Maths, Physics

    Amy worked with the Land Rover BAR team to reduce their environmental impact and come up with sustainable solutions.

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  • Bleddyn Mon

    Sailor and Performance Engineer

    Maths, Engineering, Physics, Design & Technology, Computing

    Bleddyn was a grinder and wing trimmer on the sailing team. He also workes as part of the design team to analyse on-water data which was used to improve the performance of the boats.

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  • Davìd Markey

    Performance Engineer

    Maths, Engineering, Physics, Design & Technology

    Davìd managed all the data coming from the boat and provided sailing analysis by developing algorithms and visualising results to feedback to designers and sailors.

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  • Elisabeth McLean

    Design Engineer

    Maths, Engineering, Physics, Design & Technology, Computing

    Elisabeth ran simulations of air and water-flow around the boat. This helped the team to understand what forces the boat could handle.

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  • Jessica Sweeney

    Chief Meteorologist

    Maths, Physics

    Jessica looked at the weather to decide when the team can go sailing and what conditions to set the boat up for.

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  • Katie Lawrence

    Performance Engineer

    Maths, Engineering, Physics

    Katie studied data from the boat and from test simulations, then provided feedback to the design team and sailors to help improve performance.

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  • Lloyd Woodhouse

    Systems Engineering Apprentice

    Engineering

    Lloyd provided systems support for the team when they sail.

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  • Natalie Evelegh

    Shore Team

    Biology

    Natalie was responsible for purchasing, scheduling and other admin. She was also an occasional chase boat driver and helped out in the boat shed!

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  • Ollie Pendleton

    Designer

    Maths, Physics, Design & Technology, Computing

    As a Designer, Ollie developed ideas which could be developed into solutions and then be built and added to the race boat.

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  • Richard Hopkirk

    Engineering Manager

    Maths, Engineering, Physics, Design & Technology, Computing

    Richard coordinated the activities of the 40 engineers who model, design and analyse the boat.

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  • Tom Cheney

    Lead Software Developer

    Maths, Engineering, Chemistry

    Tom developed tools for the design team and the sailing team to analyse the performance of the boat.

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  • Will Bakewell

    Systems Development Engineer

    Maths, Engineering, Physics, Design & Technology

    Will designed systems that use the sailors' energy to control the boat as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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