Seafra Guilfoyle
Seafra Guilfoyle
49er Sailor
ClubRoyal Cork Yacht Club

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

How did you progress from a Club sailor to an Olympic class sailor?

Hard work and dedication. Through the isa pathway

What’s your boat name?

The flying Dutchman (So when I am passing other sailors i can say release the kracken)

Who has been the biggest influence in your career to date?

My mum and Dad, they’ve always supported me.

What was your worst sailing moment?

Losing the lead at the isafs with one race to go.

What was your best sailing moment?

Coming second in the Isafs

What is your favourite boat to sail?


What do you eat for breakfast on a race day?


What three things are always in your suitcase?

Toothbrush, socks and a picture of myself

What is the best sailing venue in Ireland?


What is the best sailing venue in the world?

Lake Garda

What was your most expensive sailing accident?

My oppie fell off the trailer on the way to waterford

What’s the top speed you’ve reached sailing?

I’d say at least 78km/hr

If you weren’t a full-time sailor what would you be?

A brilliant actor with a part-time job as a model

Do you have any heroes?

Ben Ainsle, Cristiano Ronaldo and Fionn Lyden

Do you play any other sports?

not anymore

What do you do for fun?


What’s your best attribute?

My hair and face

What’s your worst habit?

My modesty

What makes you angry?

I don’t like to lose

What’s your dream holiday?

going to Disneyland

What’s your favourite food?

Rasher sandwhiches or a chicken kiev

Who’s your favourite band?


What’s your favourite TV show or movie?

Never Back Down

If you had a theme song – what would it be?

It would be any song by Adele

If they made a movie of your life – who would play you?

Zac Efron and Channing Tatum

In 10 years’ time I would like to be:

An olympic gold medalist