Nicolas Duchoud . 2012 GER Open National Champion
is a Q&A that was completed by MPS 2012 GER Open
National Champion Nicolas Duchoud
What got you into the MPS class?
I wanted to sail single handed again. I had
to choose between competition (Laser), fun (Moth) and
the overall package (MUSTO Skiff). I was lucky that
a mate just sold me his MUSTO Skiff SUI 109
What have you sailed previously?
Optimist, 420 and 470
How old, tall and heavy are you?
32, 1,74 m and 80 kg.
How much training did you do in the MPS in the year
prior to the win?
I moved my house to the lake 2012. Without
the route i can sail whenever i have some 90minutes
left in my day.
Did you do any specific training exercises to improve
your boatspeed & handling?
I used the GoPro cam for the handling and invited
the fastes guy in switzerland as often as possible.
What were your rig settings (Rake, tensions (shroud
& lowers) spreaders (length & deflection))?
What did it feel like to lift the trophy at the prize
The two piece trophy felt apart when i try
to lift it.
Do you have any sponsors?
The company i work for buys my bills but i
have to give them 42 hours a week.
What other hobbies do you have?
Mountains, Traveling, Music
Are you married / have any kids?
What is your favourite band/music?
Max Romeo, Asaf Avidan, Phantogram and the
What's your favourite food?
Ramen soup and Hoso-Maki
What is your day job?
What else should we know about you?
If you want to sail thermal wind and Garda
is to far, contact me for sailing and acomodation at
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