Ethan Leahy

Ethan Leahy

Ethan Leahy

Class of Boat: 29er

Helm/Crew: Helm with Robert Richardson

Nickname (and why?): Not yet! 

Why did you start sailing and where?: I go to Windermere School where it is part of the curriculum from Year 7.

Favourite UK or International sailing venue?: Pwllheli, Wales

Best sailing achievement so far?:  Winning the Laser 4.7 Class at the 2015 NSSA Youth Regatta 

What's your next sailing goal?: To finish middle of the silver fleet in our first 29er Worlds.

First sailing coach/mentor?: Andy Monk was my first instructor, then Graeme Rowe for racing. 

World Sailing Rules - Most influential racing rule and why?: Rule 69 - because I have seen people disqualified for it.

Funniest time on the water and where?: A group of us were being towed when windsurfing when my friend at the front of the line fell off and hit every board on their way past.

Favourite VR Race Team kit and why?: The team jacket because they look smart

Top 3 Most Played iTunes tracks?: Hymm For The Weekend - Coldplay, Disconnected - Pegboard Nerds, Lay It All On Me - Rudimental 

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

Favourite sailing drink – Hot chocolate/Lucozade/Seawater/Mug of Tea/Other?: Just water

What do you get up to when you aren’t out on the water?: Drive quad bikes and buggies - even our Land Rover Defender

Highlight of the 2016 season?: Transitioning into the 29er

What are you most looking forward to in 2016/7?: The Worlds in Medemblik and Nationals in Torbay