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