INEOS Rebels UK is made up of some of the country’s top youth sailing talent, aged between 19-24 years old. The programme is a continuation of INEOS TEAM UK’s commitment to supporting the next generation, providing a pathway for talented young British sailors to develop their skills and progress into the America’s Cup.

Young sailors within the programme have access to the expertise and world class sports facilities at the INEOS TEAM UK HQ in Portsmouth. The sailors will develop new skills by taking workshops within the wider departments of the senior team, including rigging and finance, allowing the sailors to widen their skill set and become more rounded individuals.

The team also receive mentoring from senior team members including Sailing Team Manager, ‘Jono’ Macbeth, Head of Human Performance, Ben Williams and senior sailors, Ben Ainslie, Giles Scott and Leigh McMillan. The INEOS Rebels UK support team is made up of London 2012 Olympic Sailing/Venue Manager and former RYA Olympic coach Rob Andrews, Andrew Walsh, a former Extreme Sailing Series and Olympic multihull sailor and coach and Boat Captain, Matty Adams.

Application into the INEOS Rebels UK team is continuous, an updated application form will be online soon.

The INEOS Rebels UK team is currently competing in the Extreme Sailing Series 2018, at seven Acts across the globe. The series provides the young sailors with their first opportunity to race with a senior mentor on a professional and world class circuit, fast tracking their development. 

Meet the INEOS Rebels UK

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    Leigh McMillan
    Sailor

    Leigh McMillan grew up on the Isle of Wight, and began sailing with his father, who skippered classic yachts. He progressed to dinghies at the age of eight, representing Britain at the Optimist Europeans and Worlds. He moved into the Laser Radial and won the Youth Nationals, before transferring to the Hobie 16 when it became an ISAF class for the Youth Worlds. McMillan competed in the Youth World Championships in South Africa in the Hobie 16, and this began his career in multihulls.

    He qualified to represent Team GBR in Athens in 2004, placing 13th. McMillan qualified again in 2008 after a series of podiums at major international regattas, but finished 6th. The multihull event was then dropped from the Olympics, which forced McMillan to look in a new direction.

    The answer was the Extreme 40, first developed in 2004 and 2005 as a short course racing multihull. Leigh McMillan joined the debutant circuit in 2005 and 2006, when it was part of the Volvo Ocean Race, before returning to the Olympics. Once the 2008 Games were over, McMillan rejoined the circuit, racing for various teams before joining Oman Sail mid-season in 2011. He has subsequently won two championship titles, along with the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour in 2015.

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    • 2017: 35th America's Cup Semi-Finalist with Land Rover BAR
    • 2015: Winner Extreme Sailing Series, The Wave Muscat
    • 2015: Winner Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour
    • 2013: Winner Extreme Sailing Series, The Wave Muscat
    • 2012: Winner Extreme Sailing Series, The Wave Muscat
    • 2008: Team GB representative in multihull class Beijing 2008
    • 2004: Team GB representative in multihull class Athens 2004
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    Will Alloway

    Skipper/Trim
    Will Alloway
    Skipper/Trim
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    Oli Greber
    Bow
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    Mark Spearman

    Main Trimmer
    Mark Spearman
    Main Trimmer
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    Adam Kay

    Float
    Adam Kay
    Float
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    Matt Brushwood

    Float / Reserve
    Matt Brushwood
    Float / Reserve
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    Andrew Walsh
    Coach
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    Rob Andrews

    Project Manager
    Rob Andrews
    Project Manager
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    Matt Adams

    Boat Captain
    Matt Adams
    Boat Captain

Schedule INEOS Rebels UK


Extreme Sailing Series 2018

Act 2: GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda 24 May – 27 May 

Act 3: Barcelona 14 – 17 June 

Act 4: Cascais, Portugal 5-8 July 

Act 5: Cardiff, 24 - 27 August

Act 6: San Diego, 18 - 21 October

Act 7: Los Cabos, 29 November – 2 December