The Team

Name: Ryan Seaton

Class sailed: 49er

DOB: 03/12/1987

Hometown: Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Club: Carrickfergus Sailing Club & Ballyholme Yacht Club

ISAF ID: IRLRS8

When and where did you first try sailing? Age 5 but I think I was actually on a boat after few months of being born! Sailing on family boats around Ireland & Scotland.

Who introduced you to sailing? My Dad.

DetermineWhat was the first boat you raced? Optimist.

What was the first race you won? Optimist Northerns.

What’s your boat name? Tighter the Better (Don’t ask!) lol.

Who has been the biggest influence in your career to date? My Mum & Dad.

What is your favourite boat to sail? Moth.& 49er.

Describe your crew in three words: d, Hard working, Fun.

What do you eat for breakfast on a race day? Poached eggs & toast, coffee, orange juice..

What three things are always in your suitcase? Passport, Wallet, Phone (My mum says that's all I need!).

What is the best sailing venue in the world? Lake Garda, Italy.

What’s the top speed you’ve reached sailing? 30 knots.

If you weren’t a full-time sailor what would you be? I don’t know, I always wanted to be a professional sailor. I would like to be a Rockstar.

Do you have any heroes? Ben Anslie, James Cracknell, Mum & Dad.

Do you play any other sports? Biking, surfing, boxing.

What word or phrase best depicts your personality? Competitive.

What’s your best attribute? Determined.

Name: Séafra Guilfoyle

Class Sailed: 49er Crew

DOB:03/07/1996

Hometown: Cork

Club: Royal Cork Yacht Club

ISAF NUmber: IRLSG10

When and where did you first try sailing? When I Was 7 years old in The Royal Cork Yacht Club

Who introduced you to sailing? My parents

What was the first boat you raced? Optimist

What was the first race you won? Tuesday night league racing

When did you first represent Ireland? In 2007, At the optimist British nationals in Weymouth

Biggest Achievements in sailing? Silver medal at the ISAF youth worlds, 6th place at laser Europeans 2014, 7th laser radial worlds, 2014.

Do you have any heros? Ben Anslie, Crsitiano Ronaldo, Fionn Lyden.

Who has been the biggest influence in your career to date? My mum and Dad, they've always supported me.

What was your best sailing moment? Coming second in the Isafs

What is your favourite boat to sail? 49er

What is the best sailing venue in the world? Lake Garda

What do you do for fun when not sailing? Hoola hooping, beating Ryan at FIFA.