Next week, a member of our Peligoni Beach Team will be flying back to the UK to compete in the RS Aero World Championships. It will be one of the biggest dinghy regattas ever held, hosted by Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, the sailing venue for the 2012 London Olympics.
As RS customers, we fully support this event and the company actively encouraging sailing as a great, family-friendly sport to get involved with. At the RS Games there will up to 1,000 boats and over 1,800 competitors, together with all their families and supporters to attend the regatta. It is set to be a fantastic event with great racing.
We wish Ben all the luck in the world and hope to see him on the podium this year! Find out more about Ben’s sailing career below:
How did you get into sailing?
At around six years old my Dad took me out in a mirror sailing dinghy. We competed in classic Wednesday evening racing at our local club Frampton On Severn in Gloucester.
What are your greatest achievements in sailing?
My greatest achievement in sailing was coming fourth at the RS Aero World Championships in 2017.
What do you love about being part of the Peligoni beach team?
What I love about being part of the Peligoni beach team is the mix of personalities and having a cheeky beer and gyros after work!
Why RS Aero?
The RS Aero is a fast, fun and exciting boat with a great mix of individuals involved who like to party!
What are your plans after your summer at Peligoni?
After this season, I will be returning to the UK to start training for the World Championships in 2019!