Ben Willett

Ben Willett

Country

GBR

Class

29er

Bio

Ben has a long track record in the junior classes having competed in Optimist, Topper, Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial in recent years. While in the UK Junior Topper Squad Ben took podium finishes at the UK Nationals, UK Inlands, Irish Nationals, and 12th at the Worlds. He won all of the available Welsh titles in the Topper class and then moved across to Lasers for 12 months before switching to the 29er in July 2018.

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.

Now in his final year as a junior sailor his 29er campaign has already seen him finish in the Gold Fleet at his first Nationals and now partnering with Aled Llewellyn-Jones is on an improving string of results in the Harken Grand Prix series. As a youth, the next goal will be to break into the top level in the class and gain selection to UK RYA Youth Squad, and from there keep moving forwards doing as much sailing as he can.

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