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 Research and Innovation, What it Takes to Win and Data.
Aside from coaching, Harvey is a world-class amateur sailor and is the current International 14 World Champion along with teammate Archie Massey

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 - 2020 International 14 World Champions - Perth


Coaching CV 

  • UK Sport - Elite Coach 

  • 2020 - Trinifold Sports Management - Performance Coach 

  • 2017-18 - Dutch Olympic 49'er FX Coach and Performance Advisor 

  • 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