Ben Willett

Ben Willett

Country

GBR

Class

29er

Bio

Ben is a 29er sailor partnering with another NeilPryde Team Rider – Aled Llewellyn-Jones. 

In his first year in the 29er Ben has racked up a strong set of results, finishing as the top ranked Junior in the UK Harken Grand Prix Series, and finishing 6th overall for the year.  With a string of results in the top-10 at UK events and winning his first national level race in the Grand Prix it has been a good first season in the class.  It’s onwards and upwards now with more sailing planned, including Eurocup events and heading to the Worlds and Europeans to test himself at international level.

Ben came into the 29er in summer of 2018 from several seasons in single-handers having raced Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Topper and Optimist.  In junior classes Ben came through the RYA Squads and took podium finishes at the Topper UK Nationals, UK Inlands, Irish Nationals, and 12th at the Worlds. He’s from a family of sailors and on the rare occasions he’s not on the water divides his time between the gym, bike and school-work.

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