|Relationship to Co – Skipper
|Have you done an RNI before? On what boat and when?
||Twice – Jesse James Ross 40, Akatea Cookson 39.
|Tell us a little about your sailing history/ background
||I have been sailing and racing all my life, starting with cruising races with Milford Cruising Club then moving to local harbour and coastal races and then offshore racing my first being the Auckland – Fukuoka race. After that Sydney Hobart, a couple of Kenwood Cups and many to Fiji and New Caledonia. This year I was lucky (or not) to sail from Auckland to Brazil via Cape Horn and the Falklands. I work in the marine industry which keeps me involved with my yachting passion.
|What appeals most about doing the RNI?
||Getting offshore two up, racing a boat that is great to sail but can be a beast.
|What will your meals be like during the race?
||Pre-made toastie sandwich ready for the pan, catch a fish, lightly pan fried.
|What’s your favourite point of sail and why?
||Upwind in a bit of breeze, it’s great keeping the boat in the groove.