Ellie Cumpsty

Ellie Cumpsty

Date of birth:
04 September 1996
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Race class:
Laser Radial

First boat sailed and where?  

A topper with my dad on Chew Valley lake  

Who got you into sailing?  

My dad was a keen sailor himself and shared his passion with me.

Favourite boat? 

Topper will always be my favourite boat no matter what. Some of my favourite memories are from when I was sailing toppers. Apart from that I've loved sailing cherubs a few times. Such a quirky boat.  

Biggest influence in your career to date? 

Got to be my parents without them I wouldn't be here and would no way be able to support myself.   

Best sailing venue in the UK? 

I will always love the waves in Pwllheli  

Best sailing venue in the World?   

This is a tricky one because my favourite sailing conditions are probably different to the norm. I would say, some of the best sailing I've ever had took place in split in Croatia 

If you weren’t a professional sailor what else would you be?  

I love art and am planning to do a foundation degree in that next year

How do you progress from a club sailor to an Olympic class sailor?  

It's just time on the water and experience in big fleet racing. For me club sailing was very lake orientated so making the transition on to the sea was a major change. 

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?   

As I said I love to paint I also like music and can play the saxophone 

Do you follow any other sports?   

Not particularly, I'm getting more interested in cycling now that im doing it so much

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?   

Yes I've broken my wrist and I've been hit by a car on my bike. 

What other sports do you play?   

I play recreational badminton and tennis 

What football club do you support?  

I don't really know any...  

Worst habit?   I say nightmare in practically every sentence- drives me mad

Favourite reality show? 

I don't watch much tv but I have a secret love for MIC  

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it?  

Go somewhere hot and just sail and surf all day 

If you had a theme song what would it be?   

Come on Eileen 

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?  

Peanut butter, cereals, tape

What was the last book you read?   

I love reading, last book I read was called Daughter of smoke and bone.

Would recommend  Dream holiday?  

I really want to go skiing I haven't been since I was young but I loved it then and I want to go again and get better.

Date Event Class Position
Apr 17 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Laser Radial 47
Aug 16 Laser Radial U21 World Championship Laser Radial 6
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Laser Radial 39
Mar 16 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Laser Radial 38
Feb 16 Laser Radial European Championship Laser Radial 61
Oct 15 French Olympic Sailing Week Laser Radial 28

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