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Sailor Profile: Daniel Henderson. 2011 World Champion Bookmark and Share

Here is a Q&A that was completed by World Champion Daniel Henderson.

What got you into the MUSTO Skiff class?
My Dad was good friends with Tim and Kay Tavinor who supported me in the optimist, and also Paul Manning. After the 29er there only seemed to be one single handed skiff on the market worth owning so I chose the MUSTO.

What have you sailed previously?
Optimists until I was 13, Feva and Laser radial till 14, 29er till I was 16 then the MUSTO

How old, tall and heavy are you?
I am 20 (in 2011) years old, 6 foot tall and weigh 74kg.

How much training did you do in the MUSTO Skiff in the year prior to the Worlds win?
I didnít do a lot of training prior to the Worlds, a few weekends at Stokes bay and the 7 days prior to the world championships at Sandringham yacht Club with a few Australian MUSTO sailors. But I have been in the class for some time and done most of the events.

Did you do any specific training exercises to improve your boatspeed & handling?
I havenít really trained as part of a group before, however i have just joined Stokes Bay where we have 15 MUSTOís so im starting to do more. I generally just race, and try to focus on doing a lot of tacks and gybes to improve boat handling.

What were your rig settings (Rake, tensions (shroud & lowers) spreaders (length & deflection))?
Rake: 7210, 29 on the shrouds, 11 on the lowers, 2 and a half holes showing on the end on the spreaders.

What did it feel like to lift the trophy at the prize giving?
Amazing, I still donít think it has sunk in that I have actually won the World Champs.

Do you have any sponsors?
WellCom Group

What other hobbies do you have?
Sad i know, but sailing seems to be the only one! I enjoy racquet sports, and cross country biking

Are you married / have any kids?
No & no ...

What is your favourite band/music?
Rod Stewart, (no I am only joking Dan Vincent), Rihanna RíníB

What's your favourite food?
Partial to Chinese, or Indian

What is your day job?
Student at University of Portsmouth

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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