Three-time national dinghy sailing champion, Hannah Snellgrove, dreams of competing for Team GB at the Paris Olympics in 2024 and her chances have been boosted by a new sponsorship deal with Moore Barlow.
The Lymington-based Olympic hopeful has secured funding equivalent to the cost of buying a new ILCA 6 racing dinghy, the class of boat she will compete in should she make it to Paris, every year.
I am so grateful for the support from Moore Barlow. My journey with the sport has not always been a smooth ride and now, knowing I have this funding secured, I am one step closer to realising my dreams. This sponsorship gives me the security I need to focus on my training and being the best sailor I can be.Hannah Snellgrove
Hannah has an amazing character, she is incredibly driven and determined, yet very humble. She has worked so hard to be where she is, and just by talking to her you can see the passion she has for her sport which is so inspiring for those around her.
Hannah’s spirit resonates strongly with the culture we have created at Moore Barlow and she embodies the traits we look for in our people. We hope by our sponsorship we will play a small part in helping her to reach her full potential – I can’t wait to see her competing for a medal in 2024.Ed Whittington, managing partner of Moore Barlow
Watch: Moore Barlow sponsors Hannah Snellgrove
About Hannah and her career
Learning to sail at Salterns Sailing Club in Lymington when she was just seven, Snellgrove went on to compete in multiple championships, including the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Laser Radial Women’s World and European Championships and UK National Championships, but was forced to retire in 2015 having lost her Team GB funding.
However, after a fateful trip to Miami, where she met former Olympic World Champion John Bertrand, who dominated the world of Laser and Finn sailing during the 70s and 80s, her ambitions were reignited.
Snellgrove crowdfunded her way back into the British Sailing Team in 2018, recently winning silver at Kieler Woche, the largest sailing event in the world.
Moore Barlow support
With six offices in the South east region, Moore Barlow has a wide geographical footprint and reach – but at the same time, is keen to support the local communities it serves and local initiatives. Moore Barlow’s sponsorship is an example of this, given Hannah’s ties to the local community in Lymington.
Moore Barlow also sponsors the annual Silicon Cup Regatta out of Port Solent.