Sailingfast Team Riders

Carys Attwell

What is your age?

What are you studying, or what did you study?
I am studying Ship Science at University of Southampton

What do you sail?
ILCA 6, although recovering from a injury at the moment (Jan 24)

Where do you sail?
My home club is Rutland, but these days I do most of my sailing at WPNSA

Who introduced you to sailing?
My parents as they met at the Sailing club whilst at University

Carys Attwell prize with Duncan

Do you have a role model/inspirational person that you follow? If so, why do you find them inspirational?

Hannah Mills as she has competed at the highest level of sailing whilst making people aware of global  environmental issues.

What would be your best advice or top tips for younger sailors or new sailors?

If you have a question, ask someone. The laser fleet is very friendly and there are lots of knowledgeable sailors and parents who will be happy to help you.

Enjoy sailing for fun not just competitions e.g go out with friends and dress up as a crocodile.

Quickfire Questions

Tell us something about you that no one else knows

When I was 4 I swallowed a magnet and missed my first day of school for an x-ray.

What’s your superpower?

Sailing in fancy dress.

What bit of sailing kit can you not live without? And why?

Zhik power pads they are so comfortable and have always worked for me.

What’s your ultimate dream?

To podium at a World Championship.

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