Sunday, February 10, 2008

Joel Magnan (CAN 84)

Name: Joel Magnan
Sail No. CAN 84
Boat Name: still thinking about it
Country: Canada
Sailing Club: Outer Harbour Centreboard Club
Weight: 155 lbs
Height: 5’11”
Age: 36

Number of years sailing (and on what)? 25 years. Laser 2, iceboat, keelboats, Contender

Number years sailing Contender? 17. For many years, I was sailing and racing it “in secret” on Georgian Bay, and doing silly things like loading it up with camping gear for overnight sailing adventures to the islands, before I saw the light and “discovered” the Toronto fleet.

Why did you get on the Contender? It was fast and challenging, lots of power, I love trapezing and I’d rather blame myself rather than someone else.

Number of Worlds? 2

Favorite Worlds moment? Finishing a windy day race in Medemblik 2000, just minutes before the pintles ripped off the back of the boat and getting towed back to shore.

Favorite Food? A nice thick Rib Eye steak followed by chocolate mint Nanaimo bars for dessert.

How do you keep in shape? Running, cycling, kayak, swimming.

Stupidest thing you’ve done on the boat? Turtle the boat with both feet securely fixed in foot straps. Those foot straps were promptly removed.

Goals for the 2008 Worlds? It would be great to be surrounded by other competitors while on the race course.

What you’d like to do/see at the 2008 worlds? I hope not to have to make big repairs to my boat or someone else’s!

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