Jenna McCarlie

Jenna McCarlie

Jenna McCarlie

Class of Boat: Topper

Helm/Crew: Helm

Nickname (and why?):  Jen

Why did you start sailing and where?: When I was 6 years old with my Dad in a Mirror dinghy.

Favourite UK or International sailing venue?: Riva del Garda - Italy

Best sailing achievement so far?: Winning the 4.2 Summer Championships in Pwllheli and becoming a member of the RYANI & ISA Winter Squad

What's your next sailing goal?: Gold fleet at the World Championships and British Nationals in 2016

First sailing coach/mentor?: My Dad and cousin Ben!

World Sailing Rules - Most influential racing rule and why?: All rules are important but the most important would be Rule 2 - Fair Sailing as everyone should sail by the rules and always have a fair attitude.

Funniest time on the water and where?: The annual Raft Race day at my club as it always a laugh because many of the rafts always fall apart!

Favourite VR Race Team kit and why?: VR Race Team jacket - because people always comment how smart I look and how mice it is.

Top 3 Most Played iTunes tracks?: Will Griggs - On Fire, Shawn Mendes - Stitches, Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Favourite energy food – Haribo/Chocolate/Bacon Sarnie/Banana/Other?: Bacon butty before sailing or Haribos before the last race or Dextro energy tablets

Favourite sailing drink – Hot chocolate/Lucozade/Seawater/Mug of Tea/Other?: Energy drinks, Lucozadeor water

What do you get up to when you aren’t out on the water?: Lots of hockey, athletics, golf and netball

Highlight of the 2016 season?: Sailinh in Lake Garda or coming 3rd overall in our RYA NI Youth Championships

What are you most looking forward to in 2016/7?: Topper World Championships on my doorstep in Northern Ireland.