Will Ryan

Will Ryan

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Will Ryan

CLASS: 470: MEN'S 2 PERSON DINGHY
POSITION: CREW
PARALYMPIC GAMES: 1
ISAF BIO: AUSWR2
Full Name:
Will Ryan
Date of Birth:
23/12/1988 (28)
Began Sailing:
Age 13
Hometown:
Coal Point, NSW
Home Club:
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, CYCA
Institute / Academy:
QAS, AIS
Australian Sailing Team:
2012 - Present
Education:
B. Commerce (Accounting & Finance)

My sporting hero is

My Grandfather; and those that overcome adversity to win and/or are relentless in their search for success.

If I wasn't sailing,

I would be kite surfing.

On my day off,

I would go sailing, kitesurfing or cycling.

Advice to young sailors

Enjoy what you do, it makes it easier!
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    Sabot and Flying Ant

  • What other boat classes have you sailed during your career?

    Anything I can! 29ers, 18foot skiffs, Farr 40s,

  • When did you first represent Australia?

    420 Worlds 2006.

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    Winning an Olympic Silver medal.

  • 470: MEN'S 2 PERSON DINGHY Technical Details
    • Type Centreboard Boat
    • No. of Crew 2
    • Opt. Crew Weight 110-145kg
    • Designer André Cornu
    • Year Designed 1963
    • Beam Length 1.7m
    • Hull Length 4.7m
    • Mainsail Area 9.45 m2
    • Headsail Area 3.59 m2
    • Spinnaker Area 12.16 m2

    Top Sailing Results

    • 2017 470 World Championship 1st
    • 2017 Kiel Week 1st
    • 2017 470 European Championship 3rd
    • 2016 World Cup Final 1st
    • 2016 Rio Olympic Games Silver