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WinningWind is a team with experienced weather forecasters and sailors delivering customised high quality weather forecasts. WinningWind.com is a wholly owned subsidary of St James's Yachting Ltd


MIKE BROUGHTON - MD

Mike has enjoyed a wide ranging career working with the elite of the sailing world on a variety of events and races. Both Olympic medallists and winning round the world race skippers seek his advice on forecasting and weather routeing. He also assists in forecasting for race organisers such as the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the America's Cup. As a racing navigator and skipper he has won many titles and trophies across the world. Mike also had a successful and varied career in the Royal Navy, spending time at sea driving ships, flying in the Fleet Air Arm and finally working in British Intelligence. He saw action in several war zones as a 'special forces' Commando helicopter pilot. Later as the Lynx helicopter display pilot he was cleared to 'loop the loop' as part of his flying display. Mike is also qualified as a Master to captain huge superyachts, up to 3000 tonnes.


WILLIAM BROUGHTON

Will is a successful yacht racing sailor having navigated high profile offshore races such as the Sydney to Hobart & the Fastnet, as well as race routing class winners' transatlantic races. Will has experience forecasting for the Atlantic, Caribbean & Mediterranean, as well as the Gulf region, the tricky central Pacific region and Australia.