Penny Clark

Penny Clark

Date of birth:
07 May 1975
Star sign:
Taurus
Place of Birth:
Wolverhampton
Current Hometown:
Lee-on-the-Solent
Race class:
Laser Radial

First boat you sailed and where?

Enterprise at Himley Hall Sailing Club

Who got you into sailing?

My Dad

Favourite boat?

Don’t really have one

Biggest influence in your career to date?

My Dad, without him I wouldn’t have got where I am as I wouldn’t have been as successful as a youth.

Your best moment in your sailing career?

Winning a Bronze medal at the Pre-Olympic Test Event in China in 2006

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Stokes Bay – it’s my home club!

Best sailing venue in the World?

Still undecided as there of loads of places I’d still like to sail

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

Working on my career in the Royal Navy

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

 A lot of hard work and dedication

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?

Cycling and windsurfing

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

Yes

Do you follow any other sports? 

Cycling

Any heroes?

Steve Redgrave

What other sports do you play?

Always keen to play anything but don’t have much time when sailing full time.

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

Travel the World with my bike, windsurfing kit and a big yacht!

Worst habit? 

I never stopping thinking about sailing

What word or phrase most depicts your personality?

Happy go lucky

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Chicken, pasta sauces and bread

What was the last book you read?

Steve Redgrave ‘Inspired’

What makes you angry?

Not achieving my best




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