What is your nickname?
"Two I suppose. Family and school friends tend to go with Helly. Fellow sailors call me H."
Sailors get to go to some lovely parts of the world. Where did you first go on the water?
"Hedgecourt Lake in Sussex with Crawley Mariners. I did it because my parents sailed so initially I was dragged along. It took a couple of years before I began to enjoy it and get into it. So much so that I did a degree in Yacht and Power Craft Design at Southampton University."
Talk us through your training regime?
"I'm based at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy and I like to spend about 10-15 hours on the water each week, but that varies depending on the weather conditions. I also fit in three gym sessions a week and will cycle or run for up to 10 hours during the week."
Picked up any superstitions?
"A lot. I've got a lucky cap. If I have a good day I have to do everything exactly the same the next day. I can't have any green on the boat… that one's a bit of an old wives' tale. Is that enough?"
Are holidays always of the Busman's variety in a watery location?
"Yes and no. Palma in Majorca's my favourite place to go, however it's not for the sailing, but the cycling. I love cycling and you can't beat the north/west side of the island on two wheels. It's amazing."
"I'd like to see the British cyclists do well at the Olympics, but all-time it's got to be Sir Steve Redgrave."