Will Phillips. 2013 AUS National Champion
is a Q&A that was completed by MPS AUS 2013 National
Champion Will Phillips
What got you into the MPS class?
Great competition against good sailors. I also enjoy
the boat handling challenge.
What have you sailed previously?
How old, tall and heavy are you?
Im 25,186cm and 78kg
How much training did you do in the MPS in the
year prior to the champioship win?
I got out whenever possible, which was not quite as
much as I would have liked.
Did you do any specific training exercises to
improve your boatspeed & handling?
The first day out I was really slow! So I went to the
tuning section of the website and sorted my rig out,
I was ok after that. I did a few gybes and also some
practice races with the local boys. We had 2 weekend
regattas in Victoria before we went to Perth. They were
very helpful. There was a lot of swimming!
What were your rig settings (Rake, tensions
(shroud & lowers) spreaders (length & deflection))?
Shrouds 28- 29
rake.. unsure, Jon Newman set it up
What did it feel like to lift the trophy at
the prize giving?
It hurt, I was really sore from capsizing all week!
Do you have any sponsors?
What other hobbies do you have?
Are you married / have any kids?
unmarried no kids
What is your favourite band/music?
the black seeds
What's your favourite food?
What is your day job?
I work at the Wooden Boatshop here in Sorrento Victoria.
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