Michael Beckett

Date of birth: 27 March 1995
Birth place: Solva, Pembrokeshire
Home town: Solva, Pembrokeshire

Michael Beckett’s first taste of sailing was on the coast of South West Wales in his home town of Solva, Pembrokeshire, when his father took him out on the water in his hand made boat.

From those humble beginnings Beckett has struck out on his own to claim two consecutive UK Radial Youth National titles before coming part of the British Sailing Team.

Welsh speaking Beckett has been part of the Laser squad whilst completing an Engineering degree at the University of Southampton in Ship Science and claimed his first senior medal with a silver at the 2018 Laser European Championships.