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Sailor Profile: Richard Stenhouse. Multiple MUSTO Skiff Champion Bookmark and Share

Here is a Q&A that was completed by MUSTO Skiff Champion Richard Stenhouse.

What got you into the MUSTO Skiff class?
A good freind of mine Luca Devoti from Finn sailing. Plus I fancied learning to trapeze.

What have you sailed previously?
Laser, Finn

How old, tall and heavy are you?
Born 1966, height 1.80m, weight 95kg

How much training did you do in the MUSTO Skiff in the year prior to the nationals win?
Sailed most weekends and holidays and events and in the summer Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons at Rutland Sailing Club.

Did you do any specific training exercises to improve your boatspeed & handling?
For speed 2 or 3 boat training with Kit and other MUSTO Skiff sailors at Rutland.
Boat Handling I quite like doing very short windward leewards to show up any weakness then focus and analyse on one aspect to get it right making the DVD K16 help quite alot too.

What were your rig settings (Rake, tensions (shroud & lowers) spreaders (length & deflection))?

See here >>>

What did it feel like to lift the trophy at the prize giving?
Very good, I hate loosing, the best part is the great weeks close racing you have just had and the memorable windy day epic, win or swim.

Do you have any sponsors?
Helly Hansen

What other hobbies do you have?
Mountain Biking, Road Bike

Are you married / have any kids?
I am married to Kit and we have a young son Oliver

What is your favourite band/music?
A ll sorts

What's your favourite food?
Weetabix for breakfast, pasta and chips anything savoury

What is your day job?
Manufacturing polish at Greygate Chemical Products Limited

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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