Andy Smith/505

Profile

Andy Smith started sailing Mirrors at the age of ten. Andy is best known as a Fireball sailor after winning Worlds in 2004 and Europeans in 2003 / 2006. Andy spent some time Mirror sailing with son Tom. They were rewarded in winning the 2009 Mirror Worlds together. In 2010 Andy teamed up with crew Tim Needham for a 505 campaign. From the word go, the team showed promise and enjoyed early success on the 505 UK circuit and in UK winter warm-up events such as the Bloody Mary and Tiger Trophy. Now, with more experience in the 505 class they are improving speed and consistency are beginning to enjoy success at National and International level, culminating in 2014 with 2nd place at the pre-worlds and 4th place in the World Championships in Kiel, Germany.

Achievements

  • 2014 4th 505 World Championship
  • 2014 2nd 505 Pre-World Championship
  • 2014 2nd 505 UK National Championship
  • 2014 1st 505 French Nationals
  • 2014 3rd Tiger Trophy
  • 2013 1st Mirror National Championship
  • 2013 1st 505 National Championship
  • 2011 3rd 505 National Championship
  • 2011 1st Tiger Trophy
  • 2010 1st Bloody Mary
  • 2010 2nd 505 UK National Championship
  • 2008 3rd Scorpion National Championship
  • 2006 1st Fireball European Championship
  • 2005 2nd Fireball World Championship
  • 2004 1st Fireball World Championship
  • 2003 1st Fireball European Championship
  • 1995 1st Miracle National Championship
  • Inland Champion in Mirror, Miracle, Scorpion, Fireball and 505

2015 Campaign

  • 505 Easter regatta 2nd - 4th April 2015, St Rafael France
  • Kiel Week 505 25th - 28th June 2015, Kiel Germany
  • 505 French Nationals 9th - 12th July 2015, Weymouth
  • 505 UK Open Circuit 2015