Ed Wright

Date of birth: 13 October 1977
Birth place: Nottingham, East Midlands
Home town: Bournemouth, Dorset

The longest serving member of the British Sailing Team, Ed Wright has been at the top of his game for two decades.

Getting his first taste of sailing aged four, Wright was immediately hooked on the sport and devoted any spare moment to honing his skills out on the water.

By the time he was 20 he was a member of the British Sailing Team, excelling in the Laser class and racing alongside peers like Sir Ben Ainslie and Paul Goodison.

Much like Ainslie, Wright then switched to the heavyweight Finn class, announcing his arrival on the circuit with a bronze at the 2006 European Championships.

A string of major international medals followed including victories at the World Cup Series and world championships.

In 2018 Wright affirmed he is still world class, winning the Finn European championships.

As well as being one of the world’s best dinghy sailors, Wright is a renowned yacht racer, acting as tactician for some of the sport’s best teams.