Stuart Bithell

Stuart Bithell (born 28 August 1986 in Rochdale) is a British sailor. He competed with Luke Patience in the 470 class at the 2012 Summer Olympics where he won a silver medal.

Stuart Bithell
Personal information
Born28 August 1986 (1986-08-28) (age 34)
Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England
Medal record
Men's sailing
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2012 London 470
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Matosinhos 49er
Silver medal – second place 2009 Rungsted 470
Silver medal – second place 2011 Perth 470

In 2013, it was announced that Bithell and Patience would part ways, their aim for 470 gold no longer viable. While Patience continued in the 470, Bithell moved on to partner with John Pink in the 49er class. They failed to qualify for Rio 2016, losing out to Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Alain Sign. After Rio, Pink and Sign both left the class. This resulted in Bithell & Fletcher teaming up. The decision was made in Portland, while the two competed against each other in the Moth class. They are currently working tirelessly to reach Tokyo 2020.

Alongside Fletcher, Bithell competed in 2019's inaugural season of the SailGP, onboard Great Britain SailGP Team. He was flight controller on board. The team finished 4th overall.

He has qualified to represent Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the Men's 49er class with Dylan Fletcher.[1]


  1. ^ "Sailing: Stuart Bithell named for Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Retrieved 2020-02-24.

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