Oisin O'Driscoll

Name: Oisin O'Driscoll

Class sailed: 49er

DOB: 02/10/1993

Hometown: Schull

Club: Schull SC


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