Oisin O’Driscoll
Oisin O’Driscoll
49er Sailor
Age24
HometownSchull
ClubSchull Sailing Club
ISAF IDIRL004
When and where did you first try sailing?
when I was 13, at Schull Community College (FMOEC)
Who introduced you to sailing?
Dave Harte
What was the first boat you raced?
420
What was the first race you won?
RCYC winter league in my Laser
When did you first represent Ireland?
2011 Laser Radial Junior Worlds
How did you progress from a Club sailor to an Olympic class sailor?
Being persistent in training and knowing that hard does really work pays off!
What’s your boat name?
“Wet dreams”
Who has been the biggest influence in your career to date?
Dave Harte from FMOEC in Schull
What was your worst sailing moment?
Runner up to GBR1 at (ISAF Team Racing Worlds 2011)
What was your best sailing moment?
Winning the U21 Wilson Trophy in team racing, beating GBR1 from the worlds the year before!
What is your favourite boat to sail?
49er
What do you eat for breakfast on a race day?
Lots porridge with bananas don’t forget the honey, bucket loads of eggs, peanut butter from the jar..
What three things are always in your suitcase?
Interesting! smelly sailing gear, packs of spare gloves, a picture of my dog.
What is the best sailing venue in Ireland?
Schull
What is the best sailing venue in the world?
Schull
What was your most expensive sailing accident?
Pffft I never crashed… actually I T-boned a 420 aged 14.
What’s the top speed you’ve reached sailing?
So far 23 knots in Weymouth, 49er.
If you weren’t a full-time sailor what would you be?
Hollywood actor
Do you have any heroes?
Fionn Lyden
Do you play any other sports?
Literally everything you could think of, I play!
What do you do for fun?
Netflixs & Chill….
What’s your best attribute?
Dedication.
What’s your worst habit?
Eat too much
What makes you angry?
Boat equipment breaks
What’s your dream holiday?
Take a trip to space
What’s your favourite food?
Chicken Pad Thai
Who’s your favourite band?
The Coronas
What’s your favourite TV show or movie?
Breaking bad, frozen
If you had a theme song – what would it be?
Any song of Taylor Swift
If they made a movie of your life – who would play you?
Tom Hardy
In 10 years’ time I would like to be:
Have my Olympics medals