Roger Oswald. 1 x National, 4 x EuroCup
is a Q&A that was completed by EuroCup Champion
What got you into MPS class?
After many years of sailing in teams I wanted to give
it try with one hand sailing. MPS has been fascinating
me ever since.
What have you sailed previously?
505, 18ft Skiff, 49er, RS 600
How old , tall and heavy are you?
Born 1961, height 1.85m, weight 80kg
How much training did you do in
the MPS in the year prior to the nationals win?
Sailed all regatta weekends and holidays.
Did you do any specific training
exercises to improve your boatspeed & handling?
In the few training sessions that I manage
I always try to go to the limit, risk quite a lot more
than I do during a regatta – capsizeing a lot of course
– and I do as many manoeuvres as I can.
What were your rig settings (Take,
tension (shroud & Lowers) spreaders (length &
What did it feel like to lift
the trophy at the prize giving?
Just great! And thankful at the same time; it cannot
be taken for granted to be able to compete successfully
on this high level at my age. I am happy to be healthy
and fit enough to do so.
Do you have any sponsors?
What other hobbies do you have?
In winter skiing, snowboard, cross country skating and
In summer on weekends that I do not sail: kite surfing
with my kids and hiking with my partner.
Are you married / have any kids?
I live with my partner Marina now.
I was married to the mother of my two wonderful daughters
and my wonderful son – born 1990, 1993 and 1998. Marek,
my son, is a remarkable talent and doing great in regattas.
– It is getting harder and harder to win against him.
It makes me happy to see him perform better and better.
What is your favourite band/music?
All sorts – mostly pop and rock
What is your favourite food?
Mediterranean food – spaghetti, pasta, lasagna, tiramisu
– you name it – I love it all.
What is your day job?
I have been a self-employed carpenter for the last 23
years. I have my own small company.
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Rick Perkins. 2007 UK National Champion
Ian Trotter. 2005 UK National Champion
Anderson. 2004 UK National Champion
Gabriel Wicke. 2002 European
Howarth 2001 European Champion