Martin Wrigley

Martin Wrigley

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Place of Birth:
Vienne, France
Current Hometown:
Race class:
470 (Men)

First boat you sailed and where?

Mirror in Anglesey

Who got you into sailing?

My dad.

Favourite boat?

470 of course

Biggest influence in your career to date?  

My family

Your worst moment in sailing so far?

Forgetting my boots at 4am on the way to a sailing event

Your best moment in sailing so far?

Winning a silver medal at the Junior Euros in 2015.

Best sailing venue in the UK?


Best sailing venue in the World?

Burgas, Bulgaria or Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

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

Hard work and determination, as well as being really knowledgeable of your strengths and weaknesses

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

Fortunately no, however illness almost has at the Optimist Worlds in Dominican Republic where I fell asleep in my boat

Most expensive sailing accident?

Nothing too serious which couldn’t be repaired

Do you follow any other sports?

Mainly football, F1 and tennis

Any heroes?

Athletes consistently at the top of their game, and Jonny McGovern

What other sports do you play?

Lots but mainly football, squash, tennis and badminton

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

Travelling (without the sailing part)

What word or phrase most depicts your personality?


What’s your greatest fear or phobia?

Failure, regret, and disappointment

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Malt loaf, pasta, and eggs

What would your superpower be?

Being able to read minds, or to predict the future.

Date Event Class Position
Jun 17 Sailing World Cup Final Santander 470 (Men) 6
Apr 17 Sailing World Cup Hyeres 470 (Men) 24
Apr 17 Trofeo Princesa Sofía 470 (Men) 37
Jan 17 Sailing World Cup Miami 470 (Men) 21
Aug 16 470 Junior European Championships 470 (Men) 11
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland 470 (Men) 27
Apr 16 Sailing World Cup Hyeres 470 (Men) 32
Apr 16 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 37
Mar 16 Trofeo Princesa Sofía 470 (Men) 46

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