|Born||29 February 1988|
Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
|Class(es)||Optimist, 420, 470|
Hannah Mills, MBE (born 29 February 1988) is a British competitive sailor and 2 time world champion in the Women's 470 class, having won in 2012 and 2019. Mills won a silver medal for Team GB with her crew Saskia Clark in the 2012 Olympics, and won gold in the same event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Mills was born in Cardiff, Wales, and started sailing at Cardiff Sailing Centre (then Llanishen Sailing Centre) when she was 8 years old after trying sailing on a family holiday in Cornwall. Mills then started moving up to sail for the Welsh National Optimist Squad and winning the British Optimist Championships in 2001.
On 10 August 2012 Hannah Mills helming for Saskia Clark won a silver medal at the Olympic games in Weymouth. Mills battled hard throughout the event, not finishing outside the top 6 the entire regatta. She went into the medal race with crew Saskia Clark equal points with the New Zealand team and far enough ahead of the rest of the fleet that both boats were battling it out for Gold and Silver. After a great start, however, there was a dramatic wind shift and they came 9th in the medal race, which gave them the Silver medal.
In 2002, Mills was voted UK Young Sailor of the Year and BBC Wales Young Sports Personality of the Year.