Ben McElroy

Ben McElroy

Ben McElroy

Class of Boat: Topper

Helm/Crew: Helm

Nickname (and why?):  Ben Mac

Why did you start sailing and where?: To learn about race skills at Wimbleball Sailing Club - Exmoor

Favourite UK or International sailing venue?: Loctudy, France

Best sailing achievement so far?: 2014 VR Topper 4.2 National Series Champion

What's your next sailing goal?: RYA National Topper Squad

First sailing coach/mentor?: Mark Patterson

World Sailing Rules - Most influential racing rule and why?: Rule 2 - Fair Sailing - Enough said!

Funniest time on the water and where?: Forgetting the bung in Plymouth and almost making it to Drakes Island...

Favourite VR Race Team kit and why?: Gul Evolution Boots - toasty warm

Top 3 Most Played iTunes tracks?: Desiigner - Panda, Drake & Rhianna - One Dance, 21 Pilots - Streesed Out

Favourite energy food – Haribo/Chocolate/Bacon Sarnie/Banana/Other?: Nutrigrains

Favourite sailing drink – Hot chocolate/Lucozade/Seawater/Mug of Tea/Other?: Isostar - orange flavour

What do you get up to when you aren’t out on the water?: Mountain biking and hockey

Highlight of the 2016 season?: Sailing at Riva del Garda in Italy (2015)

What are you most looking forward to in 2016/7?: National Championships at North Berwick