Sarah is a two time Olympic Gold medallist. She started sailing at the age of 6 and became a full time sailor in 1997. In 2003 joined a British Yngling Team in the triple handed Olympic Class boat and won Gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In 2006 a new Yngling team was formed and the team had podium finishes at every event in 2007, taking Gold at the World Championships. In 2008 the team won both World and European Championships as well as the Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Competed at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. Sarah was elected to the BOA Athletes' Commission in 2010 by her fellow athletes.