Lucy Macgregor

Lucy Macgregor

Date of birth:
28 November 1986
Star sign:
Sagittarius
Place of Birth:
Poole, Dorset
Current Hometown:
Poole
Race class:
Nacra 17

First boat sailed and where?

The first boat I learnt to sail in was an optimist at Poole Yacht Club but I grew up sailing from just a few weeks old, so with my parents on their cruiser was probably the first place I sailed.

Favourite boat to sail?

One of my favourite boats to sail is a 470, really like the boat and the racing is always fun. But I also like sailing some of the bigger 30 foot racing boats.

Biggest influence in your career?

My parents have always been really supportive of me, but I think sailing with Annie and Shirley in the yngling was a fantastic experience and I learnt a huge amount from it.

My best moment (sailing)?

My best sailing moment was the first time I did the Hyeres regatta, I was in a 470 with one of my really good friends. It was probably the windiest conditions I have ever sailed in, and I was definitely not prepared for it in any way.

My worst moment (sailing)?

Finishing the final race of the Worlds in 2007 in the Yngling class and unfortunately losing the trials

Favorite place in UK to sail?

It would have to be Poole Harbour! Beautiful surroundings, plenty of sailors there just for racing or enjoying the sports, it’s a great place to go sailing!

Best sailing venue in the World?

I think the best sailing venue in the world would have to be San Fransisco, its an awesome place to sail, lots of breeze the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, just fantastic.

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

I think I would be a fighter pilot in the RAF!

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

I started sailing at Poole Yacht Club, just in the training sessions doing local events, at around 13 I was then invited to sail with the national squad, and from that I continued in the RYA National Squads into the 420. At the 420 World Championships in Melbourne (2004), I was sailing with my older sister, where we finished second. From that moment we were invited to sail in the Olympic development squad and that’s really where my Olympic passion started.

Any advice to future sailors?

Take any opportunity you can get, sail with as many different people, sail in as many different classes as you can and somewhere you will get a break.

What are your passions outside of sailing?

I play any sport really, I play hockey for Bournemouth hockey club, but just anything that means I’m outside is perfect for me.

Worst habit?

Probably being too relaxed at times, and other people getting frustrated by that.

What’s your favourite reality TV show and would you go on it?

I think I would have to say Strictly Come Dancing and yes I would definitely go on it.

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals?

I have some lucky union jack socks!

Greatest fear or phobia?

I’m not a fan of spiders, I’m ok until they move!

Name three things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Fruit of any kind, chocolate and steak.

Dream Holiday

I would love to go to South Africa, I have heard amazing things about it and its definitely somewhere on my list of places to go.

Date Event Class Position
Sep 15 Nacra 17 European Championships Nacra 17 15
Jul 15 Nacra 17 World Championship Nacra 17 21
Jun 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland Nacra 17 11
May 15 Garda Trentino Olympic Week Nacra 17 8
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Nacra 17 19
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy Nacra 17 15
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Nacra 17 14
Nov 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi Nacra 17 4
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships Nacra 17 7
Jul 14 Nacra 17 European Championships Nacra 17 17
Jun 14 Sail for Gold Regatta Nacra 17 1
May 14 Delta Lloyd Regatta Nacra 17 16
Apr 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Nacra 17 9
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Nacra 17 7
Jan 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Nacra 17 16
Oct 13 Semaine Olympique Francaise Nacra 17 7
Sep 13 2013 ISAF Sailing World Championships Test Event Nacra 17 4
Aug 13 Nacra 17 European Championships Nacra 17 18
Jul 13 Nacra 17 World Championships Nacra 17 11
Jun 13 Sail for Gold Regatta Nacra 17 2
May 13 Delta Lloyd Regatta Nacra 17 8
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Nacra 17 10
Mar 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma Nacra 17 5
Jul 12 London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Elliot 6.0m 7
Jun 12 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Elliot 6.0m 5
Jun 12 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship Elliot 6.0m 6
Apr 12 Semaine Olympique Francaise de Voile Elliot 6.0m 4
Mar 12 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Elliot 6.0m 6
Jan 12 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Elliot 6.0m 1
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Elliot 6.0m 2
Sep 11 ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final Sonar 4
Jul 11 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011 Elliot 6.0m 7
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Elliot 6.0m 2
Apr 11 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Elliot 6.0m 7
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise Elliot 6.0m 1
Jan 11 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Elliot 6.0m 4
Jun 10 Kieler Woche (Olympic Classes 19 - 23 June) Elliot 6.0m 8
May 10 Delta Lloyd Regatta Elliot 6.0m 2
Apr 10 Semaine Olympique Francaise Elliot 6.0m 6
Mar 10 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE Elliot 6.0m 4
Jan 10 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR Elliot 6.0m 2
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Elliot 6.0m 2
Jun 09 Kieler Woche (Olympic Classes 19-24 June) Elliot 6.0m 5
May 09 Delta Lloyd Regatta Yngling 1
Feb 08 Women's Yngling World Championship Yngling 8
Jan 08 Rolex Miami OCR Yngling 15
Jun 07 ISAF Sailing World Championships Yngling 3
Jun 06 Yngling World Championships Yngling 18
May 06 Holland Regatta 470 (Women) 21
Aug 05 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 25
Apr 05 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Women) 18
Mar 05 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy 470 (Women) 13



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