|Native name||ערן סלע|
March 10, 1985 |
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Club||Sdot Yam Yacht Club|
|Coached by||Eyal Levine|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||3rd (470, 2012)|
|Updated on 22 October 2012.|
Sela was born in Hadera and resides in the kibbutz Sdot Yam. His father works at sea-craft maintenance and gives oceanic services, while his mother works at Caeserstone. He has two siblings, Roi, who works on a project relating to ships and Ofri, who worked as a skipper assistant.
Sela is a member of the Sdot Yam Yacht Club, where he began sailing when he was 14 on a 420 dinghy and then switched to a 470 dinghy. In the European Junior Championship in Hungary in 2004, he won a bronze medal. He was twice the Israeli national champion, and three times the runner-up.
His first partner was Aviv Ben-Hurin, and afterwards Yogev Yosef, both of them from Sdot Yam. In 2009, he competed with Yosef for a ticket to the 2012 Summer Olympics against Udi Gal and Gideon Kliger but placed low.
He quit sailing following financing problems, and coached for 1.5 years. Gal and Kliger broke up their partnership after Gal retired from sailing, and Kliger joined Sela. After a month of training, the duo finished third place in the Rolex Cup in Miami.
In 2011, they won a bronze medal in the 470 European Championships in Helsinki. Afterwards, they won a bronze medal in the Olympic Test Event at Weymouth, which gave them the Israeli Olympic criteria. In the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, held in Perth, they finished 4th place and qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
In 2012 they won a silver medal at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma. From then they have been in a decline, only reaching 8th place at the 2012 470 World Championships and 15th place at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
- "Eran Sela". 2012 Summer Olympics. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
- 470 Men - World Sailing Rankings
- Eran Sela at Israel21c
- Introducing Israel’s Olympians: Gidi Kliger, Eran Sela at The Jerusalem Post
- ISAF Sailing World Cup: Rolex Miami OCR 2010 Men's 470 Results
- 2010 European Championships Results
- 2011 European Championships Results
- Israeli sailers capture bronze medal at Olympic warmup at The Jerusalem Post
- 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Men's 470 Results
- ISAF Sailing World Cup: Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2012 Men's 470 Results
- Sailing / World Championships / Fourth-place finish seals silver medal for Kliger, Sela at Haaretz
- 470 World Championships - Barcelona 2012 - Results
- 2012 Summer Olympics 470 Sailing Class Results