Jon Newman. 1 x National & 1 x World
Here is a Q&A that was completed by
2014 World Champion Jon Newman
What got you into MPS class?
This is like a 49-er without a skipper
What have you sailed previously?
Sabot, Flying Ant, 420, 470, 49-er, Javelin
How old , tall and heavy are you?
Born in 1985 age of 29 at the moment, height
1.85m, weight 85kg
How much training did you do in
the MPS in the year prior to the worlds win?
I try to sail as often as I can, together with
my brother Paul, and my mates Wayne and Richie
Did you do any specific training
exercises to improve your boatspeed & handling?
We did loads of small laps and a big training
lap around south chanel 4th, a little Island in front
of the coast.
What were your rig settings (Take,
tension (shroud & Lowers) spreaders (length &
What did it feel like to win the
It felt really great!! After a 4th in the first
year and a 4th in Weymouth ist fantastic to win the
Worlds in my own Country.
Do you have any sponsors?
Not at the moment, so please call!!
What other hobbies do you have?
I play a bit of golf when I have some time
Are you married / have any kids?
Iím married with Emily since 12 april 2014
What is your favorite band/music?
Changes every couple of months but at the moment
its Alt J and Gyroscope.
What is your favorite food?
What is your day job?
Electrician in a small company.
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