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January 24, 2024 1 min read

Ollie Hirst ILCA 6 / 7

Ollie is in the process of Moving to the ILCA 7 after a brilliant year on the water to the ILCA 6. He has a busy schedule of ILCA events this year and we look forward to working with him to find out what unique parts and systems he is using on his boat.

Let's find out some more info on how and where he started sailing.

When Did You Start Sailing?

I started Sailing at age 4 as my grandad was a keen sailor and taught all his grandchildren how to sail.

What Was Your First Boat?

My first boat was the optimist

What Club Do You Sail From?

My home club is Scammonden Water Sailing Club.

What Was Your Biggest Achievement So Far In Sailing?

My biggest achievement so far would be winning the North West junior series, and reaching national competition after just 2 years of competitive sailing.

What Is Your Favourite Venue You Have Sailed At?

It’s a tough one because we go to so many amazing places, however for me it has to be either Lake Garda or Shoreham sailing club. Both for their consistent wind and short distance from launch to sailing, and particularly at shoreham, amazing waves.

What Is Your Main Goal For 2023?

My favourite sailing venue would be Hayling Island SC, and my main goal for 2024 would be to get selected for the under 23 Ilca 7 National Training Squad.

Where Would You Most Like To Sail In The Future?

In the future, I would most like to sail in Vilamoura, Portugal, or Lake Garda, Italy.