Thursday, March 27, 2008

Chris Sutherland (AUS)

Name: Chris Sutherland
Nickname: Sutho
Sail No: New boat AUS 24 XX
Boat name: Travelling Girl
Country: Australia
Sailing Club: Royal Freshwater Bay Y C
Weight: 80kg
Height: 178
Age: At an age where asking is not polite

Number of years sailing (and on what)? Over 40 . Done most things. Started in 505 in HK, Mirror in UK, then back in Australia Cherub, 470 which is the boat I started to get competitive in, J24, Ocean racing 2 x Sydney Hobarts, Windsurfing (found my wife windsurfing), Americas Cup - Fremantle (Aus II, III. IV), Match racing all round the world, Maxi boats, Etchells, Magic 25 (sportsboat), Contenders, then throw in just about every other boat except sadly Skiffs.

Number of years sailing the contender? Probably 8 years.

Why did you get on the Contender? There were a couple sailing here, I probably had enough of crews, and it was a dingy again.

Number of Worlds? 3 Travemunde, Fremantle, Medemblik.

Favourite Worlds Moment? Medemblik Watching Marcus and Jono do well. Fremantle all the heavy weather reaches.

Favourite Food? Italian.

How do you keep in shape? Lots and lots of Cycling, sailing in Perth.

Stupidest thing you've done on the boat? It's a long list starting from my first sail on a 505 at age 7, then I keep making the mistakes again.

Goals for the 2008 Worlds? Top 10, and Veterans Trophy.

What you'd like to do/see at the 2008 Worlds? Wind plenty of it, Sun and warmth, 50 boats.

(Note: We'd like to acknowledge the extra effort Chris made to compete in the Worlds - he is the only competitor who FLEW his boat to Canada!).

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