Olympic Gold Medallist to Speak at Composites in Sport Conference

Olympic canoeist, Tim Baillie, will provide the keynote at Composites in Sport 2016, taking place on 16 November at Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University, UK.

Tim Baillie and his C-2 partner Etienne Stott, won the Gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in the sport of canoe slalom. It was part of an historic performance by Team GB which captured the attention of the British public and the world.

Tim studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Nottingham, where he combined his studies with intense training at the National Watersports Centre.

The presentation is entitled ‘Journey to Olympic Gold (in a Composite Canoe)’, and will cover his career and explore the equipment used in his equipment, including some composite failures he experienced along the way.

Sue Keighley, Events and Communications Specialist at NetComposites said, “We are excited to have such an impressive international keynote speaker at the inaugural Composites in Sport. It is fantastic to have someone on the programme that will have first hand experience of using these advanced materials in their sport.”

Other speakers include:

  • Paul Sherratt – Sports Technology Institute
  • Joe Summers – North Thin Ply Technology
  • Bert Dankers – Innegra Technologies
  • Jonathan Fuller – University of Bristol
  • Mark Crouchen – Rockwood Composites
  • Rosie Manning (incorporating Trulife Science and TenCate)
  • Head R&D Racquetsport– tbc
  • Jaime Ferrer-Dalmau – Entropy Resins

Composites in Sport will explore new composite material developments in sports-related applications and is aimed at material developers/suppliers, manufacturers, researchers, regulatory bodies and athletes of all abilities.

The conference will also incorporate an exhibition and demonstrations of state-of-the-art equipment and bespoke test rigs at the Sports Technology Institute.

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Published: 30th September 2016