Thursday, January 24, 2008

Neil Smith (CAN 2398)

Name: Neil Smith
Nickname: Smitty
Sail No: 2398
Boat name: Adele
Country: Canada
Sailing Club: Outer Harbour Centreboard Club
Weight: 180
Height: 6'2"
Age: 42

Number of years sailing (and on what)? around 30 years, but for many crew of a CL16(I am not sure if that counts) .

Number of years sailing the contender? 8 years.

Why did you get on the Contender? I always loved the look of the Contender, and since I didn't need to worry about crew it was a great option.

Number of Worlds? 4 Kingston 2001, Plymouth 2003, Perth 2006, Medemblik 2007.

Favourite Worlds Moment? Sailing in 35 knots in Perth, also when sailing out seeing the flying fish jump over your bow.

Favourite Food? Salad.

How do you keep in shape? Swimming, Cycling and Yoga - if the knee is working.

Stupidest thing you've done on the boat? Sail with a torn meniscus.

Goals for the 2008 Worlds? To sail to my best ability - #1 is to be able to sail with my knee issues.

What you'd like to do/see at the 2008 Worlds? Over 50 Contenders and then to Party like it is 1999.

Any other comments? I promise that everyone who comes to Kingston will have a great time, there will be lots of free beer and great things to do. Plus we will get to see Steph mounting the centerboard trick which is very amusing. [The Dictator: It really is something to see!]

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