Vital Statistics

Name: Paul Goodison

Date of birth: 29 November 1977

Star sign: Sagittarius

Place of birth: Sheffield

Current hometown: Weymouth

Nickname: Goody

First boat sailed and where? National 12 at the Ulley Sailing Club

Who got you into sailing? Parents

Favourite boat? My Laser

Biggest influence in your career to date? Parents

My worst moment (sailing)? Sailing in after finishing 4th at the Athens Olympics

My best moment (sailing)? Sailing in after winning Gold in Beijing Olympics

Best sailing venue in the UK? Ulley Sailing Club

Best sailing venue in the World? Cancun Mexico

Most annoying rule in the sailing rule book? I don’t have one

If you weren’t a professional sailor what else would you be? Fighter Pilot!!!!!!

How do you progress from a club sailor to an Olympic class sailor? Time, Hard work and Talent

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing? Cycling, Windsurfing and Kite surfing

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing? Yep Broken wrist winter 07

Football club you support? Do you actively go and see them? Sheffield United, Yep!!!!!

Do you follow any other sports? Most sports

Any heroes? Steve Peat

What other sports do you play? Lots Football Tennis Golf Squash…

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it? Go big in Vegas

Worst habit? Spending too much cash

What word or phrase most depicts your personality? Active

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals? No

What’s your greatest fear or phobia? Used to be heights but seem to be almost over it these days

If you had a theme song – what would it be? Chase and Status – end credits

Favourite reality show? And would you go on it? Strictly - yep

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley? Milk, chicken, haribo

What was the last book you read? Between a rock and a hard place

Dream holiday? Surfing in Hawaii

What's better about football than sailing? Supporters passion

Where do you keep your Olympic medals? In a cupboard

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