Oisin O'Driscoll

Name: Oisin O'Driscoll

Class sailed: 49er

DOB: 02/10/1993

Hometown: Schull

Club: Schull SC

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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