Sophie Ainsworth

Sophie Ainsworth

Date of birth:
22 June 1989
Star sign:
Cancer
Place of Birth:
Ashford Kent
Current Hometown:
Weymouth
Nickname:
Ains
Race class:
49er FX

First boat sailed and where?

Optimist, at Bewl Valley Sailing Club

Who got you into sailing?

My dad

Favourite boat?

A skiff of some sort

Biggest influence in your career to date?

My parents

My worst moment (sailing)?

Capsizing in the last race of the Youth Worlds

My best moment (sailing)?

Winning the last race and capsizing through the finish line

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Weymouth

Best sailing venue in the World?

Croatia, Zadar

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

Possibly I would use my degree and be a sports psychologist

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

Follow the RYA route, so the national and international circuit in a Junior boat, then in a RYA supported youth class and hope you do well enough to be selected to join the Olympic squad.

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?

Chilling out with friends, baking, lots of sport

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

When I was younger yes, broken wrist

Most expensive sailing accident?

Port and Starboard

Do you follow any other sports?

Tennis

Any heroes?

Kelly Holmes

What other sports do you play?

Snowboarding, cycling and I've just started getting into climbing, tennis, squash

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

Go travelling round the world

Worst habit?

Agreeing too easily

What word or phrase most depicts your personality?

Easy going

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

The donkey

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals?

I have a charm bracelet

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?

Snakes and small spaces

If you had a theme song – what would it be?

James Bond

Favourite reality show?

The Only Way is Essex

Name three things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Squash, bananas and rice cakes

What was the last book you read?

The girl with the dragon tattoo

What makes you angry?

Travelling in London and getting pushed about by commuters

Dream holiday?

Travel the world, just keep holidaying...

Date Event Class Position
Jun 17 Sailing World Cup Final Santander 49er FX 4
Apr 17 Sailing World Cup Hyeres 49er FX 11
Jan 17 Sailing World Cup Miami 49er FX 9
Aug 16 Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition 49er FX 8
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland 49er FX 1
Apr 16 49er & 49erFX European Championship 49er FX 9
Mar 16 Trofeo Princesa Sofía 49er FX 6
Feb 16 49er & 49erFX World Championship 49er FX 10
Jan 16 Sailing World Cup Miami 49er FX 9
Nov 15 49er & 49erFX World Championship 49er FX 5
Nov 15 49er & 49erFX South American Championship 49er FX 8
Aug 15 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Rio 2016 Test Event) 49er FX 7
May 15 Garda Trentino Olympic Week 49er FX 7
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 49er FX 23
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy 49er FX 7
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 49er FX 10
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships 49er FX 7
Aug 14 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014 (Rio 2016 Test Event) 49er FX 5
Jul 14 49er & 49erFX European Championship 49er FX 6
Jun 14 Sail for Gold Regatta 49er FX 3
May 14 Garda And Trentino Olympic Week 49er FX 12
Apr 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 49er FX 4
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 49er FX 3
Jan 14 49er & 49erFX North American Championships 49er FX 8
Jan 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 49er FX 6
Sep 13 49erFX World Championship 49er FX 31
Jun 13 Sail for Gold Regatta 49er FX 2
Jun 13 49er & 49er FX European Championship 49er FX 8
May 13 Delta Lloyd Regatta 49er FX 5
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 49er FX 7
Mar 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 49er FX 5
Jun 12 Open 470 European Championships 470 (Women) 1
May 12 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 22
Mar 12 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Women) 7
Jan 12 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Women) 3
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships 470 (Women) 18
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Women) 19
Jun 11 Open Europeans in Olympic Sailing Classes 470 (Women) 14
Apr 11 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Women) 10
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Women) 10
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Women) 26
Aug 10 470 European Championships 470 (Women) 8
Jul 10 Delta Lloyd - 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 28
Apr 10 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Women) 17
Mar 10 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Women) 24
Dec 09 Palamos Christmas Race 470 (Women) 2
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Women) 14
Aug 09 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 26
Apr 09 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Women) 9
Apr 09 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Women) 17
Dec 08 Palamos Christmas Race 470 (Women) 2
Jul 08 470 Junior World Championships 470 (Women) 10



Funding Partner

Official Partners

Official Suppliers

VIDEO

Latest Video and interviews View all

Latest Video and interviews

PHOTO GALLERY

Photos of the British Sailing Team View all

Photos of the British Sailing Team

LATEST NEWS

The latest news and updates from the British Sailing Team View all

The latest news from the British Sailing Team