Bryony Shaw

Bryony Shaw

Date of birth:
28 April 1983
Star sign:
Taurus
Place of Birth:
Wandsworth, London
Current Hometown:
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Nickname:
Britney, Brownie
Race class:
RSX (Women)

Where did you first try windsurfing?

In the South of France

Who encouraged you to try windsurfing?

My family

Favourite windsurfer?

Wave equipment (neilpryde/jp)

Biggest influence in your career?

Dom Tidey, my coach

Worst moment in your sailing career?

Losing the 2004 Olympic trials, which meant I didn't get to represent Great Britain in Athens.

Best moment in your sailing career?

Winning the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Weymouth

Best sailing venue in the World?

Pacific Islands

Most annoying rule in the book?

No rule 42 for windsurfers!!

What would you be doing if you weren't a professional sailor? 

Architect

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

Hard work and lifestyle choice

What are your greatest passions outside sailing?

Interior design, surfing, shopping

Have you ever had any costly accidents whilst sailing?

I took a huge wave in the medal race in palma 2008 and split my sail, so I lost my place on the podium.

Who are your heroes? 

Kelly Slater’s dominance in surfing impresses me!

What other sports do you enjoy?

Wave sailing and snowboarding

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

I would love to buy a lambourgini and live in california drinking coke!

What word best depicts your personality?

Perfectionist

If you were a pantomime character what would you be?

Cinderella – occasionally a princess but mostly a house cleaner!

Any superstitions?

At the olympics I had my blue peter badge

What's your greatest fear or phobia?

I am not good with snakes

Theme song?

Lady Gaga – Poker Face

What reality show would you like to appear on?

I would love to go on Strictly Come Dancing

Three things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Coke, soya milk, bananas

What was the last book your read?

Harry Potter

Worst habit?

Losing things (which happens a lot!)

What's your dream holiday?

Surfing on a Pacific Island with a lot of friends

What's better about football than sailing?

Group showers after the game!!

Where do you keep your Olympic medal?

In my sock drawer  

Date Event Class Position
Aug 16 Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition RSX (Women) 9
Apr 16 Sailing World Cup Hyeres RSX (Women) 2
Feb 16 RS:X World Championship RSX (Women) 2
Jan 16 Sailing World Cup Miami RSX (Women) 1
Oct 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi RSX (Women) 1
Oct 15 RS:X World Championship RSX (Women) 2
Aug 15 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Rio 2016 Test Event) RSX (Women) 6
Jun 15 RS:X European Championships RSX (Women) 1
Jun 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland RSX (Women) 2
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres RSX (Women) 7
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami RSX (Women) 1
Nov 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi RSX (Women) 1
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships RSX (Women) 5
Aug 14 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014 (Rio 2016 Test Event) RSX (Women) 4
Jun 14 Sail for Gold Regatta RSX (Women) 1
Jun 14 RS:X European & Youth European Championship RSX (Women) 4
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca RSX (Women) 4
Jan 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami RSX (Women) 1
Oct 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao RSX (Women) 6
Sep 13 2013 ISAF Sailing World Championships Test Event RSX (Women) 2
Jul 13 RS:X European Championship RSX (Women) 2
Jun 13 Sail for Gold Regatta RSX (Women) 1
May 13 Garda And Trentino Olympic Week RSX (Women) 2
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres RSX (Women) 1
Mar 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma RSX (Women) 2
Feb 13 RS:X World Championships RSX (Women) 2
Jan 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami RSX (Women) 4
Jul 12 London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition RSX (Women) 7
Jun 12 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta RSX (Women) 8
Mar 12 RS:X World Championship RSX (Women) 4
Feb 12 Andalusian Olympic Week - Carnival Trophy RSX (Women) 3
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships RSX (Women) 7
Nov 11 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes RSX (Women) 2
Sep 11 RS:X European Championship RSX (Women) 5
Jul 11 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011 RSX (Women) 3
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta RSX (Women) 8
Apr 11 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE RSX (Women) 14
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise RSX (Women) 3
Jan 11 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR RSX (Women) 2
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta RSX (Women) 3
Aug 10 RS:X World Championship RSX (Women) 4
Jul 10 RS:X European Windsurfing Continental Championship RSX (Women) 7
Jun 10 Kieler Woche (Olympic Classes 19 - 23 June) RSX (Women) 7
May 10 Delta Lloyd Regatta RSX (Women) 3
Apr 10 Semaine Olympique Francaise RSX (Women) 1
Mar 10 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE RSX (Women) 3
Jan 10 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR RSX (Women) 5
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta RSX (Women) 2
Aug 09 RS:X World Championship RSX (Women) 6
Jun 09 RS:X European Championship RSX (Women) 3
Apr 09 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE RSX (Women) 5
Apr 09 Semaine Olympique Francaise RSX (Women) 2
Mar 09 RS:X South American Championships RSX (Women) 8
Aug 08 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Sailing Competition RSX (Women) 3
May 08 RS:X European Championship RSX (Women) 8
Mar 08 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy RSX (Women) 4
Feb 08 Sail Auckland RSX (Women) 5
Jan 08 RS:X World Championships RSX (Women) 8
Sep 07 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta RSX (Women) 1
Aug 07 Olympic Test Event RSX (Women) 1
Jun 07 ISAF Sailing World Championships RSX (Women) 12
Apr 07 Semaine Olympique Française RSX (Women) 1
Mar 07 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy RSX (Women) 11
Jan 07 RS:X North American Championships RSX (Women) 8
Jan 07 Rolex Miami OCR RSX (Women) 3
Sep 06 RS:X World Championships RSX (Women) 10
Jun 06 RS:X European Championships RSX (Women) 2
May 06 Holland Regatta RSX (Women) 5
Apr 06 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy RSX (Women) 1
Apr 06 Semaine Olympique Française RSX (Women) 9
Jan 06 Rolex Miami OCR RSX (Women) 1
Jun 04 Mistral European Championship Mistral 20
Apr 04 Mistral World Championship (Olympic Qualifier) Mistral 15
Feb 04 Athens Eurolymp Week Mistral 8
Jan 04 Sail Melbourne Olympic & Invited Classes Regatta Mistral 5
Sep 03 ISAF Sailing World Championships Mistral 31
Jun 03 Kieler Woche Mistral 17
May 03 Mistral European Championship Mistral 16
May 03 SPA Regatta Mistral 6
Apr 03 XXXIV Princess Sofia Trophy Mistral 6
Apr 03 Semaine Olympique Francaise Mistral 9
Feb 03 Athens Eurolymp Week Mistral 5
Dec 02 Mistral World Championship Mistral 11
Sep 02 Mistral European Championship Mistral 13
Jun 02 Kieler Woche Mistral 10
May 02 North Sea Cup Series - Netherlands Mistral 2
May 02 SPA Regatta Mistral 9
Apr 02 Semaine Olympique Francaise Mistral 29
Mar 02 XXXIII Princess Sofia Trophy Mistral 13
Feb 02 Sail Auckland Mistral 4
Jan 02 Sail Melbourne Mistral 5
Aug 01 Mistral European & Youth/Junior Championships Mistral 23
Aug 01 Mistral World Championship Mistral 17
Jul 01 31st Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships Mistral 7
Apr 01 XXXII Princess Sofia Trophy Mistral 12
Jun 00 North Sea Cup Series 2000 - France Mistral 1



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