|Relationship to Co – Skipper
||Mates for 30 years, sailed in the RNZYS youth scheme together, best man at my wedding, lots in between.
|Have you ever done the RNI before?
||Yes on Bushido in 2015.
||RNZYS & Milford Cruising Club.
|Tell us a little about your sailing history/ background
||Sailing since I was a kid , family cruising and racing in Y88 Tickled Pink and E1050 Sniper.
RNZYS Youth Scheme
4 Volvo Ocean races
2 Americas Cups, win in 2007
Record holder for Fastnet Classic, Transpac, Coastal Classic
Wind Warrior national champ (highlight)
14 National Championships
Won 2015 RNI with Wayne Woods on Bushido
|What appeals most about doing the RNI
||It is a challenging course, tactics and boathandling, up there in my top 3 fun offshore races of anywhere in the world.
|What are your essential food items during the race?
||Probably need quite a few Snakes (lollies).
|What will your meals be like during the race?
||We have a microwave on board so there will no freeze dried, we will be eating real food !!!!
|What’s your favourite point of sail and why?
||145 TWA in 30 knots.
|What do you like most about the boat you are sailing on?
|Describe your skipper/co-skipper in 5 words
|Tell us about the training and buildup that you have been doing for this race both on and off the water?
||SSANZ Triple Series, Coastal Classic, White Island.
Boat was new in the country 6 months ago so just learning how to sail it and making sure it will be a finisher!
|Who’s your biggest opposition and why?
||Every dog has its day.
|Tell us about your biggest supporters
||I am sure my kids will like to know how we fare, I often get told not to come home if I do not win.