Pippa Cropley

Pippa Cropley

Pippa Cropley

Class of Boat: 420

Helm/Crew: Crew with Hatty Morsley

Nickname (and why?):  Pippa because its short for Philippa and everyone has called me Pippa since I was born.

Why did you start sailing and where?: I started sailing because both my parents sailed and we have a yacht.

Favourite UK or International sailing venue?: MY favourite place to sail is the Dominican Republic, I sailed there once and had an amazing experience.

Best sailing achievement so far?: Making the GBR Optimist National Squad 3 times

What's your next sailing goal?: 

First sailing coach/mentor?: Hannah Burywood

World Sailing Rules - Most influential racing rule and why?: Rule 2 - Its always important to respect all sailors and show good sportmanship!

Funniest time on the water and where?: There are so many but the best had to be in Brass when me and my friends all jumped into one boat and filled with water and had a water fight.

Favourite VR Race Team kit and why?: 

Top 3 Most Played iTunes tracks?: Greatest Day - Take That, Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars, Black Space - Taylor Swift

Favourite energy food – Haribo/Chocolate/Bacon Sarnie/Banana/Other?: My favourite energy food is definitely Soreen

Favourite sailing drink – Hot chocolate/Lucozade/Seawater/Mug of Tea/Other?: Ummmmm it has to be hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows

What do you get up to when you aren’t out on the water?: Its not very often on weekends when I am not sailing but when I'm not we are normally going on a family trip or seeing family or friends

Highlight of the 2016 season?: 

What are you most looking forward to in 2016/7?: