Megan Brickwood

Megan Brickwood

Date of birth:
06 April 1995
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Race class:
49er FX

First boat sailed and where?

A very pink wooden optimist in Hamble

Who inspired you to start sailing?

My parents!

Biggest influence in your career to date?

My dad

Your worst moment in sailing?

Going into the youths being the favorite to win and losing it in the first few days and having to keep going throughout the week.

Your best moment in sailing?

Winning the 420 worlds and silver at the 470 junior worlds!

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Weymouth or Hayling…

Best sailing venue in the World?

Cervia in Italy!

Most annoying rule in the sailing rule book?

All the subsections!

What do you most love about sailing?

Of course going fast but also the feeling of winning!

What has sailing taught you?

How to deal with the harder times rather than just when your doing well.

Most memorable sailing race you have competed in and why?

Our mast snapping 15 metres away from the finishing line and having to cross the line with half a rig!

Career highlight?

Getting silver at the 470 junior worlds with no support there.

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

Something sporty! Runner?

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

Time on the water! Go to as many events as possible and try to always learn from your sailing.

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?

I love all types of sport but also piano

Do you follow/play any other sports?

? I follow the football a bit but mainly athletics

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

Touch wood no!

Most expensive sailing accident?

Breaking masts….not cheap!

Any heroes?

My dad

What football club do you support?


Worst habit?

Having weird superstitions that are too weird to say!

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?

Spiders!!! Heights!! White vans!!

Best Advice?

Never give up and always strive for excellence

How do you spend your time when you are not sailing?

Planning sailing! And doing the occasional essay for uni (maybe)

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

Travel the world

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals?

I have weird superstitions that are too weird to say!

If you had a theme song what would it be?


Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Grapes, cheesecake and pizza

What was the last book you read?

Cockroaches by jo nesbo

Dream holiday?

Sailing on a yacht in the Caribbean!

Childhood hero?

Joe glanfield

Favorite quote:

winners never quit and quitters never win.

Date Event Class Position
Apr 17 Sailing World Cup Hyeres 49er FX 18
Apr 17 Trofeo Princesa Sofía 49er FX 23
Jul 15 470 European Championships 470 (Women) 28
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy 470 (Women) 43
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships 470 (Women) 44
Jun 14 Junior 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 2
Apr 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 470 (Women) 44
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 470 (Women) 26
Aug 13 470 Junior Open European Championship 470 (Women) 10
Jul 13 470 Junior World Championships 470 (Women) 10
Jul 13 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 47
Jun 13 Kieler Woche 470 (Women) 13
Mar 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 470 (Women) 34

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