Ben Willett currently competes in the 29er class and is about to begin his second season there. The 29er was a natural progression for Ben; he posted great results on the single-hander competition circuit at junior level, including the Optimist, Topper and Laser 4.7 classes. For him, the 29er combines the physical and mental toughness required of these classes with the added speed and adrenaline of skiff sailing.
The class has proven to be a natural fit so far. In 2019, Ben took down the Junior Category of the UK 29er Grand Prix, and as a result, he gained a place in the RYA’s UK 29er Youth Squad.
2020 looks to be another promising year for this young athlete, who has his eyes set on firmly on the international stage. His main focus will be the RYA Nationals, followed by the Worlds. In preparation for these events, he will travel across Europe to compete in the Europcup series. We wish him the best of luck and are proud to support him as he chases his goals.