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Sailor Profile: Will Phillips. 2013 AUS National Champion Bookmark and Share

Here 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?
49ers

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))?
Lowers 10-15
Shrouds 28- 29
rake.. unsure, Jon Newman set it up
poke 125
length 385

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?
no

What other hobbies do you have?
Kitesurfing

Are you married / have any kids?
unmarried no kids

What is your favourite band/music?
the black seeds

What's your favourite food?
ice cream

What is your day job?
I work at the Wooden Boatshop here in Sorrento Victoria.


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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