Ben Rhodes (sailor)
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|Competitor for Great Britain|
Together with team mate Stevie Morrison Rhodes became the 2007 World Champion in the 49er boat. In 2008 they won the silver medal in the same event, behind the Australians Nathan Outteridge and Ben Austin, while in 2006 they won the bronze medal.
Rhodes was educated at two co-educational independent schools: at St. Peter's School in the coastal village of Lympstone in Devon, followed by Exeter School, in the city of Exeter (also in Devon), in South West England.
Life and career
Rhodes started sailing, aged five, at the Exe Sailing club in Exmouth along with Morrison. He was said to be far more interested in sailing than Steve, who preferred to watch football. They came sixth at their first world championship in 2003 and picked up their first Gold at the 2006 European Championships.
He has three superstitions: his boat has to have a name, he salutes magpies, and he does not wear a t-shirt during an event.
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