A former World Youth champion in the laser class in own right, Nick Rogers began what became a twelve year partnership in a 470 boat with Joe Glanfield at the start of 1996. The pair were one of the youngest crews at the Sydney Olympics and were not expected to challenge to the medal positions. They exceeded expectations and missed a medal by a solitary point. In contrast a rich vein of form which included a European title and a bronze at the world Championship meant they were considered as one of the favourites for the Athens Olympics. They eventually won silver medals after being contenders for the gold right up until the final race. Rogers and Glanfield were silver medal winners at both the European and World Championships in 2006, then added a second Olympic silver in Beijing before ending their partnerships. Rogers continued sailing with other partners but failed in an attempt to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. Both his father and uncles were sailors and both competed with success in the Admiral’s Cup.