Harvey became National Racing Coach for the Royal Yachting Association in 2005 developing an exceptional record for fast-tracking talent and delivering systemic success.  Nominated to UK Sports flagship Elite Coach program in 2006, Harvey has been a pioneer of ‘applied’ work in training decision making, develop resilience under competition stress and maximising the performance of 1st time Olympians.

In 2012, Harvey took on the role of Head of High Performance & Innovation charged with maximising competitive advantage for the British Sailing Team & leading the team's in-house technical department.  In 2016, the British Sailing finished top nation at the Rio Olympics with 1 Gold and 2 Silver Medals. Post Olympics, Harvey worked with UK Sport in developing their Tokyo Strategies in Reseach and Innovation, What it Takes to Win and Data.

Harvey is now focused on helping individuals, teams and organisations deliver to their highest potential in both the sporting and corporate worlds.  He is currently working with the Premier League as a Coach Mentor and London based performance consultancy Peak Dynamics.

Aside from coaching, Harvey remains a world-class sailor, competing internationally in the Internation 14 and the Swan 42 class.  in 2018, Harvey will also compete in the Archipelago Raid - an extreme orienteering event in F18 Catamarans held in Stockholm. 

Formally Head of High Performance & Innovation for the British Sailing Team and UK Sport 'Elite Coach', Harvey now advises individuals, teams and organisations in delivering optimal performance & maximising competitive advantage.

Archie Massey and Harvey Hillary - 3rd 2017 International 14 World Championships


Coaching CV 

  • 2016 - Rio Olympics: Head of High Performance - Team GB Sailing. Advisor to English Institute of Sport on Tokio Strategies (Data, What it Takes to Win and Innovation Strategies).  

  • 2012 - London Olympics: British Sailing Team Future Olympians Project 

  • 2010 & 2011 Coach to European Gold Medallists (49'er Class)

  • 2009 - Coach to 49'er World Championship Silver 

  • 2008 - Beijing Paralympic Coach - Skud 18 - depute Chef de Mission Qingdao 

  • 2007 - Coach to 3 GBR Medalists at ISAF Youth Worlds

  • 2004 - Coach to US & SUI 49'er teams qualifying both nations for Athens 2004.  

  • 2003 - Coach to 29'er World Champions

  • 2001 - Bronze Medallist Kiel Olympic Week (49'er), Top 10 world ranking 

  • 2000 - 5th Olympic Trails, 49'er Class