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Mari Davies

Name: Mari Davies

Age: 15

School: Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen

Sport: Sailing

Club: Pwllheli Sailing Club

Place of Birth: Bangor

Residence: Gerlan, Bethesda

Best Achievements:

  • Bronze medal in the Topper World Championship 2012 in the Netherlands.

  • First female and 3rdoverall in the Topper Nationwide in Largs 2012.
  • Member of the Great Britain youth

    sailing squad since 2011

Favourite venue:

Pwllheli of course, unless I get the opportunity to sail in Singapore!

How did you get involved in the sport?

I learned to sail at a young age on Llyn Tegid with my mum and dad. I then had a lesson with ‘Uncle Gwyndaf’ at CHIPAC, Pwllheli. Then I become a member of the Welsh squad followed by joining the Great Britain squad.  

Top tips for future stars :

Work hard, that is the only way to succeed, talent alone is not enough. Enjoy every opportunity you have.  

Other activities:

Climbing, skiing and snowboarding.

Aspirations :

Continue to work hard and see how far I can make it.

Your idol: Michael Phelps

Any thanks:

Thank you to my mum and dad for driving me everywhere, and my fantastic sailing coaches (especially Paul Simes,the Welsh coach), to the Welsh Sailing association and Pwllheli sailing club for supporting me, and to Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen for allowing me the time to practice and compete.