Ryan Seaton & Seafra Guilfoyle

Ryan Seaton When and where did you first try sailing? In Ballyhome Bay Who introduced you to sailing? My Dad What was the first boat you raced? Topper What was the first race you won? Club race in Ballyholme When did you first represent Ireland? 2001 at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds How did you progress from a Club sailor to an Olympic class sailor? Working very hard What’s your boat name? Reach A Round Who has been the biggest influence in your career to date? Tom Slingsby What was your worst sailing moment? Getting two black flags What was your best sailing moment? Going to the Games in 2012 What is your favourite boat to sail? 1720 in wind What do you eat for breakfast on a race day? What ever is in the kitchen What three things are always in your suitcase? Computer, shorts and a going out shirt What is the best sailing venue in Ireland? Bangor What is the best sailing venue in the world? Sydney is good but I also like Spilt What was your most expensive sailing accident? I sail a Laser so it’s hard to get an expensive bill What’s the top speed you’ve reached sailing? 23 knots If you weren’t a full-time sailor what would you be? Rich Do you have any heroes? Yes, Oracle Team USA Do you play any other sports? Cycling, running, golf What do you do for fun? Golf and club racing in yachts What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it? F1 What word or phrase best depicts your personality? Class clown What’s your best attribute? Ginger hair What’s your worst habit? Forgetting to call home What makes you angry? Not much What’s your dream holiday? To have one What’s your favourite food? Pizza Who’s your favourite band? U2 What’s your favourite TV show or movie? Game of Thrones If you had a theme song – what would it be? Simply the best If they made a movie of your life – who would play you? Ted or Ewan McGregor

Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern are a two-man Olympic 49er sailing team from Northern Ireland. 

Achievements

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, France
Silver
2014 Garda Olympic Week, Italy
5th
2013 Sail for Gold Regatta, UK
Gold
2012 Olympic Games, UK
14th
2012 49er European Championships, Italy
5th