TEAM MEMBERS - Ian Pattison
Born in Malta in 1967, Ian is British. He started sailing at the age of seven with his father in Portsmouth on a Victory one-design. Ian’s yacht racing career in the past 30 years developed mostly in the sail loft, spanning from sail design to sail making: he started very young with Lucas Sails and Diamond Sailmakers, and subsequently took up the responsibility of North Sails UK’s sail loft. He then moved to the US, where he became the sail loft supervisor of North Sails 3DL in Minden, Nevada. In 2001, he joined team Alinghi with whom he won the 2003 and 2007 America’s Cup as Sail Loft Manager. In the 2010 America’s Cup, he was responsible for Alinghi’s sail development.