Ben Saxton

Ben Saxton

Date of birth:
14 June 1990
Star sign:
Gemini
Place of Birth:
Cambridge
Current Hometown:
Southampton
Race class:
Nacra 17

First boat sailed and where?

Blue peter club racing at Grafham with my dad and twin brother, three up!

Who got you into sailing?

My parents

Favourite boat?

Rambler, because its cool, until its keel fell off

Biggest influence in your career to date?

Parents, because they got me started

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Grafham Water, best inland sailing venue, and inland sailing is better because it is not salty!

Best sailing venue in the World?

Farm Cove, Sydney

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

An accountant or banker.

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

By trying hard and winning.

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?

Swimming, and relaxing. But sailing takes up a lot of my time!

Do you follow any other sports?

I support Arsenal.

Any heroes?

Kick Ass

What other sports do you play?

None much

Worst habit?

Watching films in the evening when I should be asleep

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?

I don’t like swimming in the sea much. Also, scary films and I do not really get on.

Favourite reality show?

Tool Academy or The Only Way Is Essex.

Name three things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Coffee, coffee, and more coffee

What was the last book you read?

The rules book!

Dream holiday?

A ski season.

Date Event Class Position
Apr 17 Sailing World Cup Hyeres Nacra 17 4
Apr 17 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Nacra 17 6
Jan 17 Sailing World Cup Miami Nacra 17 1
Aug 16 Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition Nacra 17 9
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Nacra 17 1
Apr 16 Sailing World Cup Hyeres Nacra 17 4
Feb 16 Nacra 17 World Championship Nacra 17 6
Jan 16 Sailing World Cup Miami Nacra 17 6
Sep 15 Nacra 17 European Championships Nacra 17 1
Jul 15 Nacra 17 World Championship Nacra 17 12
Jun 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Nacra 17 8
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Nacra 17 5
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy Nacra 17 19
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Nacra 17 2
Nov 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi Nacra 17 7
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships Nacra 17 19
Aug 14 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014 (Rio 2016 Test Event) Nacra 17 5
Jul 14 Nacra 17 European Championships Nacra 17 15
Jun 14 Sail for Gold Regatta Nacra 17 3
May 14 Delta Lloyd Regatta Nacra 17 4
Apr 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Nacra 17 6
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Nacra 17 6
Jan 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Nacra 17 3
Oct 13 Semaine Olympique Francaise Nacra 17 4
Sep 13 2013 ISAF Sailing World Championships Test Event Nacra 17 2
Aug 13 Nacra 17 European Championships Nacra 17 21
Jul 13 Nacra 17 World Championships Nacra 17 2
Jun 13 Sail for Gold Regatta Nacra 17 1
May 13 Delta Lloyd Regatta Nacra 17 13
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Nacra 17 4
Mar 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma Nacra 17 13
Jun 12 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 15
Jun 12 Open 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 2
Mar 12 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Men) 30
Jan 12 470 North American Championships 470 (Men) 7
Jan 12 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Men) 9
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships 470 (Men) 25
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 15
Jun 11 Open Europeans in Olympic Sailing Classes 470 (Men) 17
Apr 11 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Men) 24
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Men) 27
Dec 10 Palamos Christmas Race 470 (Men) 1
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 6
Aug 10 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 14
Jul 10 Delta Lloyd - 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 16
Jun 10 Kieler Woche (Olympic Classes 19 - 23 June) 470 (Men) 10
Apr 10 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Men) 22
Mar 10 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Men) 15
Dec 09 Palamos Christmas Race 470 (Men) 7
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 12
Aug 09 470 World Championships 470 (Men) 19
Jul 09 470 Junior World Championships 470 (Men) 5
Jun 09 470 European Championships 470 (Men) 21
Jun 09 Kieler Woche (Olympic Classes 19-24 June) 470 (Men) 13
Apr 09 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Men) 19
Sep 08 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Men) 8
Jan 01 Nacra 17 4



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