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Michael (Micky) Beckett - Men’s dinghy


dramatic shot of micky bennet sailing a dinghy through choppy waters


Men’s dinghy (ILCA 7)

Place of birth

Solva, Pembrokeshire

Home town 

Solva, Pembrokeshire

Home sailing club 

Solva Sailing Club




Age you started sailing

Year you joined the British Sailing Team


Any major achievements in your sailing career?

4 European medals (one gold, three silver). Two World Cup wins. Ranked World No.1 (for a bit – not at the moment!). Silver medal at Paris 2024 Test Event.

Do you have any academic qualifications?

Bachelor of Engineering in Ship Science/Naval Architecture.

What are your passions outside of sailing? 

Cycling, gardening, and very amateur DIY, surfing (badly). 

Any other interesting or little-known info?

At the last Olympics I worked as a producer for the sailing event...this time I’ll be competing. When I was growing up sailing it was just one long camping adventure, camping in random parts of the UK wherever the races took me and my brother. So many instances of leaky tents, tents blowing away and absolutely everything being soaked through. It’s been a long and entertaining journey to the Olympics.