Ed Wright

Ed Wright

Date of birth:
13 October 1977
Star sign:
Libra
Place of Birth:
Nottingham
Current Hometown:
Bournemouth
Nickname:
Ed, the Duck!
Race class:
Finn

First boat you sailed and where?

505 Burton SC  

Who got you into sailing?

My mum and dad

Favourite boat?

Finn   

Biggest influence in your career to date?

Chris Gowers, Rod Carr, John Derbyshire    

Your worst moment in your sailing career?

Weymouth snow training  

Your best moment in your sailing career?

Racing 

Best sailing venue in the UK? 

Christchurch Bay   

Best sailing venue in the World?

For the view Sydney, not so much for the wind   

Most annoying rule in the sailing rulebook?

Top mark where it makes high risk to do a port approach.

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

Designing  - not clothes!

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

International high level racing

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing? 

Design, windsurfing, cycling, kite surfing, golf and skiing

Most expensive sailing accident? 

I was resting in a hotel one night and in the morning I came out and all the masts were broken on the trailer (in Germany)

Do you follow any other sports?

England and Wales Rugby

Any heroes?

Tiger Woods

What other sports do you play?

Swimming, hockey, football, tennis, golf, motor cross anything.  I try and do three sports a day.

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

F1 driving, rally driving, bike racing    

Worst habit?

Drinking coffee and then not being able to stay still!

What word or phrase most depicts your personality?

Resolute  

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals?

Too many to list

Whats your greatest fear or phobia?

Losing my vision 

If you had a theme song what would it be?

Eye of the Tiger

Favorite reality show? And would you go on it?

I don't watch them but that assult course in Argentina would be fun and the Krypton factor I watched that when I was about 10

Name three things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Chocolate, meat and cinnamon crunch

What was the last book you read?

Winning in one designs

What makes you angry?

Single minded people

Dream holiday?

Heli skiing or desert island with windsurfing, motor cross and golf!

Date Event Class Position
Jun 17 Sailing World Cup Final Santander Finn 3
Apr 17 Sailing World Cup Hyeres Finn 4
Dec 16 Sailing World Cup Final Melbourne Finn 2
May 16 Finn Gold Cup Finn 9
Mar 16 Finn European Championships Finn 15
Nov 15 Finn World Championship Finn 8
Oct 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi Finn 4
Jun 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Finn 10
May 15 Finn European Championships Finn 3
May 15 Open Finn European Championships Finn 4
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Finn 3
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Finn 7
Nov 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi Finn 7
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships Finn 3
Aug 14 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014 (Rio 2016 Test Event) Finn 3
May 14 Finn European Championship Finn 3
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Finn 8
Aug 13 Finn Gold Cup Finn 2
Jul 13 Warnemunder Woche Finn 36
Jul 13 Finn European Championship Finn 2
May 13 Garda And Trentino Olympic Week Finn 1
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Finn 7
Jun 12 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 13
May 12 Finn Gold Cup Finn 2
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Finn 3
Jun 11 Open Europeans in Olympic Sailing Classes Finn 9
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 4
Jun 11 Kieler Woche Finn 1
May 11 Expert Olympic Garda - Eurolymp Finn 1
May 11 Delta Lloyd Regatta Finn 1
Apr 11 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Finn 7
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise Finn 8
Jan 11 FINN Australian National Championships Finn 2
Dec 10 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes Finn 2
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 5
Aug 10 Finn Gold Cup Finn 1
Jul 10 Finn North American Championship Finn 1
May 10 Finn European Championship Finn 2
May 10 Delta Lloyd Regatta Finn 4
Apr 10 Semaine Olympique Francaise Finn 6
Mar 10 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Finn 1
Jan 10 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Finn 1
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 2
Aug 09 Finn European Championship Finn 3
Jul 09 Finn Gold Cup Finn 6
Jun 09 Kieler Woche (Olympic Classes 19-24 June) Finn 6
May 09 Delta Lloyd Regatta Finn 1
Apr 09 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Finn 2
Apr 09 Semaine Olympique Francaise Finn 2
Feb 09 Finn Midwinter Championship Finn 1
Jan 09 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Finn 1
Jun 08 Kiel Week Finn 1
May 08 Finn European Championship Finn 13
May 08 Delta Lloyd Regatta (formerly Holland Regatta) Finn 3
Apr 08 Expert Olympic Garda - Eurolymp Finn 3
Apr 08 Semaine Olympique Francaise Finn 2
Jan 08 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes Finn 2
Jan 08 Finn World Championships Finn 7
Dec 07 Go for Gold Regatta Finn 2
Dec 07 Sydney International Regatta Finn 5
Sep 07 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 1
Jun 07 ISAF Sailing World Championships Finn 6
May 07 Breitling Regatta Finn 3
Apr 07 Semaine Olympique Française Finn 4
Mar 07 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Finn 7
Jan 07 Rolex Miami OCR Finn 8
Oct 06 Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 1
Sep 06 Finn European Championship Finn 1
Aug 06 Qingdao International Regatta - Test Event Finn 9
Jul 06 Finn World Championships Finn 3
May 06 Holland Regatta Finn 2
Apr 06 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Finn 4
Apr 06 Semaine Olympique Française Finn 1
Feb 06 Finn Midwinter Championship Finn 4
Jan 06 Rolex Miami OCR Finn 5
Sep 05 Finn World Championships Finn 26
Aug 05 Finn European Championship Finn 11
Jun 05 Kieler Woche Finn 26
May 05 Holland Regatta Finn 4
Apr 05 Semaine Olympique Francaise Finn 3
Mar 05 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Finn 13
Jan 05 Rolex Miami OCR Finn 3
Jul 04 Laser European Championship & European Trophy Laser 38
Apr 04 Semaine Olympique Francaise (Womens Europe class - Olympic Qualifier) Laser 19
Feb 04 Athens Eurolymp Week Laser 12
Jan 04 Australian Laser Championships Laser 12
Jan 04 Sail Melbourne Olympic & Invited Classes Regatta Laser 6
Dec 03 Sydney International Regatta (SIRs) Laser 8
Sep 03 ISAF Sailing World Championships Laser 15
Jul 03 Laser European Championship Laser 17
May 03 SPA Regatta Laser 19
Apr 03 IX Barcelona Olympic Sailing Week Laser 8
Apr 03 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 18
Feb 03 Laser Midwinters East Laser 1
Jan 03 Sail Melbourne Laser 2
Dec 02 Sydney International Regatta (SDU) Laser 4
Dec 02 Australian Laser Championships Laser 16
Sep 02 Laser World Championship Laser 6
Jul 02 Laser European Championship Laser 8
Jun 02 ISAF World Sailing Games Laser 7
May 02 Laser Europa Cup & Youth Grand Prix Laser 4
May 02 SPA Regatta Laser 2
Apr 02 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 6
Jan 02 Sail Melbourne Laser 2
Dec 01 Sydney International Regatta (SDU) Laser 9
Aug 01 Laser & Laser Youth European Championships Laser 15
Jul 01 Laser World Championship Laser 12
May 01 SPA Regatta Laser 17
Apr 01 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 12
Jan 01 Miami Olympic Classes Regatta Laser 2
Jun 00 Laser European Championship Laser 9
May 00 Dutch Open Sailing Championship Laser 12
May 00 Spa Regatta Laser 24
Mar 00 Laser World Championship Laser 46
Jan 00 Australian Laser Championships 2000 Laser 17
Jan 00 Sail Melbourne 2000 (SDU) Laser 3
Dec 99 Sydney International Regatta (SDU) Laser 11
Jul 99 Europa Cup Germany Laser 2
Jul 99 Laser European Championship Laser 11
Jun 99 Kiel Week Laser 57
May 99 Spa Regatta Laser 29
Apr 99 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 39
Jan 99 Laser World Championship Laser 33
Dec 98 SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL 1998 Laser 53
Aug 98 LASER EUROPEANS 1998 Laser 30
Jul 98 KALOVIG BADELAUG REGATTA 1998 Laser 11
Jul 98 LASER NORTH AMERICANS 1998 Laser 3
Jul 98 CANADIAN LASER CHAMPS 1998 Laser 7
Jun 98 KIELER WOCHE 1998 Laser 65
Oct 97 Laser World Championship Laser 40
Aug 97 LASER EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 97 Laser 55
Aug 97 EUROPA CUP - OPEN DUTCH CHAMPS Laser 2
Jul 97 60TH WARNEMUNDER WOCHE 1997 Laser 3
Jul 97 UK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1997 Laser 6
Jun 97 KIELER WOCHE Laser 11
May 97 INTERNATIONAL LASER EVENT 1997 Laser 3
May 97 SPA REGATTA Laser 17
Apr 97 COUPE EUROPEENNE Laser 10
Dec 96 CHRISTMAS RACE Laser 10
Jul 96 LASER EUROPA CUP SERIES-FRANCE Laser 4



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