Ed Powys began his sailing career in Optimists, perhaps inevitable as he’s the son of a professional sailor (America’s Cup and Whitbread Race veteran Dave Powys). Ed progressed into the British Youth and Junior teams in the Optimist and 420. After graduating with a degree in Industrial Design from Brunel University he focused on sailing the Olympic 49er, and was a member of the British 49er squad from 2009 to 2014. He’s won medals in World Cup and Eurosaf events, and narrowly missed out on Olympic selection in 2012, becoming tune-up boat for Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes in Team GBR. Ed has also sailed high performance catamarans, racing in the Extreme Sailing Series in 2015 as mainsail trimmer aboard Oman Air. He also raced on the World Match Race Tour in 2014 as mainsail trimmer and tactician for Team Gilmour.
I can walk on my hands.
I enjoy traveling and exploring new places.
I don’t own a fridge.
Have fun and be sustainable.
It is my dream to cruise around the world exploring on a yacht.
• Winning ACWS Portsmouth with Land Rover BAR 2016
• 49er Class: Multiple World Cup medalist
• Extreme Sailing Series: Oman Air 2015
• World Match Racing Tour 2014