Meet....Tom Mitchell

Specialist Area Of Work
RS21 Youth Sailing Team

What is your name and age?

Tom Mitchell and I’m 18 years old.

What are you studying, or what did you study?  

I’m currently studying sport and exercise at Abertay University.

What do you sail?

I currently sail an ilca 7.

Where do you sail?

I sail at the Royal Tay Yacht Club in Dundee.

Who introduced you to sailing? 

My dad introduced me to sailing on my fifth birthday.

Do you have a role model/inspirational person that you follow? If so, why do you find them inspirational?

Ben Anslie as he is the greatest sailor of all time.

What would be your best advice or top tips for younger sailors or new sailors?

Get as much time on the water as possible and just enjoy  being out on the water.

Tell us something about you that no one else knows (the more unusual the better!)

I used to be really scared of the water and going sailing.

What’s your superpower?

Dodging doing university work.

What bit of sailing kit can you not live without? And why? (clothing/gadget/etc)

can’t live without my hiking pads as they make sailing a Ilca upwind a lot less painful.

What’s your ultimate dream? (this can be sailing or non-sailing)

Take part in a sailgp race aboard an F50.

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