Ben Cornish

Ben Cornish

Date of birth:
04 October 1991
Star sign:
Libra
Place of Birth:
Exeter
Current Hometown:
Budleigh Salterton
Nickname:
Cornish
Race class:
Finn

First boat sailed and where?

Wayfarer along Exmouth seafront

Who got you into sailing?

Mum

Favourite boat?

18foot skiff

Biggest influence in your career to date?

Local Exmouth sailing legends

Your worst moment in sailing?

Snapping my gudgeons off in Weymouth bay

Your best moment in sailing?

Training in Perth before the Worlds

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Exmouth

Best sailing venue in the World?

Lake Garda/ Fremantle

Most annoying rule in the sailing rule book?

Port starboard seems a little rash

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

The next Tiger Woods

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

Hard work and lots of sailing! A burning desire to get to the Olympic Games

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?

Cycling, kitesurfing, surfing, wake boarding, bantering with the lads and bench press!

Do you follow any other sports?

Football, golf, womens beach volleyball

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

Just a little one....

Most expensive sailing accident?

Taking up the sport

Any heroes?

Andrew Simpson. Sir Alex Ferguson and Big Bob

What other sports do you play?

Golf

What football club do you support?

Man United

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?

Enclosed water slides.... No way!

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

Learn to fly

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals?

Bullet dance

If you had a theme song what would it be?

Anything by Queen

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Bananas, fresh bread, nuts

What was the last book you read?

The Hobbit

Dream holiday?

Adventure holiday with my favourite gal

Date Event Class Position
Jun 17 Sailing World Cup Final Santander Finn 1
Apr 17 Sailing World Cup Hyeres Finn 8
Apr 17 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Finn 11
Jan 17 Sailing World Cup Miami Finn 2
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Finn 5
May 16 Finn Gold Cup Finn 19
Mar 16 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Finn 15
Mar 16 Finn European Championships Finn 5
Nov 15 Finn World Championship Finn 13
Jun 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Finn 8
May 15 Open Finn European Championships Finn 12
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Finn 24
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy Finn 22
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Finn 11
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships Finn 43
Jun 14 Sail for Gold Regatta Finn 4
May 14 Finn European Championship Finn 30
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Finn 53
Nov 13 Laser Standard Men's World Championship Laser 73
Oct 13 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 29
Aug 13 Laser Standard European Championship Laser 23
Jun 13 Sail for Gold Regatta Laser 23
Jun 13 Kieler Woche Laser 23
May 13 Garda And Trentino Olympic Week Laser 28
May 13 Delta Lloyd Regatta Laser 36
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Laser 63
Mar 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma Laser 46
Jun 12 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 80
Jun 12 Laser European Championship Laser 62
May 12 World Laser Standard Senior Championship Laser 136
May 12 Delta Lloyd Regatta Laser 31
Mar 12 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Laser 94
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Laser 113
Dec 11 Australian Laser Championships Laser 7
Nov 11 Sail Sydney Laser 13
Nov 11 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes Laser 50
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 99
May 11 Delta Lloyd Regatta Laser 78
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 143
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 155
Mar 10 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Laser 108
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Laser 98



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