Giles Scott

Giles Scott

Date of birth:
23 June 1987
Star sign:
Cancer
Place of Birth:
Huntingdon
Current Hometown:
Weymouth
Race class:
Finn

First boat you sailed and where?

An Optimist at Grafham Water, with the lady instructor holding on to it with a rope so I didn't drift away!

Who got you into sailing?

My parents

Favourite boat?

Finn of course!

Biggest influence in your career to date?

My parents for all their support during my youth years

Your worst moment in sailing so far?

Snapping my mast on the Shingles Bank in 30 knots on an out going tide with no support boat.

Your best moment in sailing so far?

Best and worst, finishing fourth at the World Championships

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Weymouth

Best sailing venue in the World?

Fortaleza, Brazil

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

Either in the Forces or working in London somewhere

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

Gradually start doing larger events (e.g. regional, national, international) with success.

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?

Socialising

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

Yes, but only the once; I fell of a cliff when I was rock climbing and twisting my ankle quite badly

Most expensive sailing accident?

There’s been a few, lots of snapping my masts and putting holes in my boat

Do you follow any other sports?

International Rugby and Football

Any heroes?

Chris Ryan

What other sports do you play?

Squash, windsurfing, kitesurfing, climbing, golf

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

A space adventure

What word or phrase most depicts your personality?

I tend to either be hyper or chilled

If you were a pantomime character – who would it be?

Aladdin

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals?

I always wear a hat when racing

Favourite reality show?

Total Wipeout

And would you go on it?

Of course!

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Cake, Peppers, Chicken

What was the last book you read?

3 Commando Brigade

What makes you angry?

I’m not a morning person so early starts.

Dream holiday?

Travelling around somewhere like New Zealand

What is better about football than sailing?

Nothing

Where do you keep your Olympic medals?

They are currently being designed and possibly mined..!

Date Event Class Position
Aug 16 Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition Finn 1
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Finn 1
May 16 Finn Gold Cup Finn 1
Mar 16 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Finn 2
Nov 15 Finn World Championship Finn 1
Aug 15 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Rio 2016 Test Event) Finn 1
Jun 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Finn 1
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Finn 1
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy Finn 1
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Finn 1
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships Finn 1
Aug 14 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014 (Rio 2016 Test Event) Finn 1
Jun 14 Sail for Gold Regatta Finn 1
May 14 Finn European Championship Finn 1
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Finn 1
Jan 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Finn 1
Oct 13 Semaine Olympique Francaise Finn 1
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Finn 2
Mar 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma Finn 1
Jun 12 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 1
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Finn 1
Jun 11 Open Europeans in Olympic Sailing Classes Finn 1
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 2
Apr 11 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Finn 2
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise Finn 7
Jan 11 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Finn 1
Dec 10 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes Finn 3
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 1
Aug 10 Finn Gold Cup Finn 3
May 10 Finn European Championship Finn 7
May 10 Delta Lloyd Regatta Finn 6
Mar 10 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Finn 8
Feb 10 Finn Midwinter Championship Finn 3
Jan 10 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Finn 2
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 6
Aug 09 Finn European Championship Finn 5
Jul 09 Finn Gold Cup Finn 4
May 09 Expert Olympic Garda - Eurolymp Finn 1
May 09 Delta Lloyd Regatta Finn 2
Apr 09 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Finn 1
Apr 09 Semaine Olympique Francaise Finn 4
Sep 08 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 1
Mar 08 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Finn 10
Jan 08 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes Finn 14
Jan 08 Finn World Championships Finn 14
Dec 07 Sydney International Regatta Finn 4
Sep 07 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Finn 3
Jun 07 ISAF Sailing World Championships Finn 14
Apr 07 Semaine Olympique Française Finn 9
Mar 07 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Finn 13
Sep 06 Laser World Championship Laser 7
Jul 06 Laser European Championship Laser 50
Jun 06 Kiel Week Laser 42
Apr 06 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Laser 31
Sep 05 Laser World Championship Laser 20
Aug 05 Laser European Championship Laser 21
Jul 05 68 Warnemunder Woche Laser 22
Jul 05 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships Laser 1
Apr 05 Semaine Olympique Francaise Laser 39
Mar 05 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy Laser 6
Jun 04 Kieler Woche Laser 42
Feb 04 Athens Eurolymp Week Laser 28
Jun 03 Kieler Woche Laser 61
Jul 02 Laser Radial Youth World Championship Laser Radial 3



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