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Sailor Profile: Nicolas Duchoud . 2012 GER Open National Champion Bookmark and Share

Here is a Q&A that was completed by Musto Skiff 2012 GER Open National Champion Nicolas Duchoud

What got you into the Musto Skiff 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 Musto Skiff 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))?
Uppers: 28
Lowers: 10

What did it feel like to lift the trophy at the prize giving?
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 Kills

What's your favourite food?
Ramen soup and Hoso-Maki

What is your day job?
Engineer electronics

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 Walensee!

Other sailor Profiles

Daniel Henderson 2011 World Champion

Richard Stenhouse Multiple Champion

Bruce Keen. 2010 UK National Champion

Rick Perkins. 2007 UK National Champion

Ian Trotter. 2005 UK National Champion

Kev Anderson. 2004 UK National Champion

Gabriel Wicke. 2002 European Champion

Chips Howarth 2001 European Champion



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