Freelance Naval Architect and Competitive Sailor
Emily Nagel is a world class British/Bermudian sailor with a highly successful track record in yacht racing. Emily's career has seen her competing in world renounced races and sailing a wide range of boats, from keelboats to Nacra 17s, GC32s and moths. Some of her racing highlights include; Winning the Student Match Racing Worlds 2014, 7th ISAF Team Racing Worlds 2015, TeamBDA in the Youth Americas Cup 2017 and most recently racing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 with team AkzoNobel. Further to this, she was also part of the design and shore team with SoftBank Team Japan in the America's Cup in 2017.
Graduating in 2016 from the University of Southampton, Emily studied Ship Science MEng and specialized in High Performance Yachts and Small Craft. During her studies, Emily was commodore of the University's Sailing Club 2014-2015 and Captain of the British Ladies University Sailing Association 2014-2016. Now a professional sailor, Emily is determined to continue racing with the best in the world and continuing to challenge the gender stereotypes surrounding the male dominated sport. Also currently working as a freelance naval architect and performance data analyst consultant, Emily is involved with SailGP and a number of other boat related design projects. While mainly addicted to fast boats, she also loves the intensity and tactics involved in match racing in traditional displacement boats. When Emily is not racing or in the office she is busy learning to kite surf, in the gym or triathlon training.