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Ben Proffitt

Ben Proffitt

Sail#: K-800
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Age: 36
Nationality: British
Residence: Great Britain
Debut: 2003
Biography:
1st PWA event Pozo Freestyle 2003
1991 Began racing. By the end of year placed 7th in under 15's Aloha World Championships , Cadiz, Spain

1992 Under 15‚s National Champion
Bronze medal in the under 15‚s Aloha World Championships, Ostia,
Italy

1994 Under 19‚s Raceboard National Champion

1995 BT Yachtsman of the Year
4th Youth World Championships, Bermuda
1st Team Youth World Championships, Bermuda
Under 19‚s National Champion
2nd Mens Raceboard Nationals

1996 Beginning of Olympic Campaign
Full time training and racing around the World

1998 Qualified as part of British Pre-Olympic Team,
6 months out due to back injury

1999 Qualified as Pre-Olympic Training Partner with Nik Dempsey

2000 On return from Argentinean World Championships picked up illness
leaving me bed ridden for 2 weeks spoiling my chances in the British
Olympic trials the following week

2000 Took time out from 8 years racing and moved onto wave sailing
Rhosneigr, North Wales which I previously never had the
time for. Due to rapid progress and my competitive nature I entered
my first wave competition 6 months later.

2000 Isle of wight; winner in round 1, with an unbeaten record securing
me a place in the pro fleet for 2001.

2001 Poole Windfest:
National Longboard Freestyle Champion
Semi finals in shortboard freestyle

Isle of Wight: 2nd in Expression Session with clew first
spock 540 beating off competition from Nik Baker and Robby Swift

2002 Poole National freestlye Championships:
1st Expression Session

2003 1st South African Freestyle Championships
3rd Triple Crown, Gwithian, Cornwall
2nd Triple Crown, Brandon Bay, Ireland

2010 ranked 14th overall PWA Wave
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