Champion interviews the champion

July 17, 2019

      Champion interviews the champion
      When the famous sailing journalist Shirley Robertson interviews – it is a guarantee that it will be interesting. Because Ms. Robertson is not just a journalist. She is a two-time Olympic champion (Sydney 2000, Europe class, and Athens 2004, Ingling class), and in 2000 she was recognized as the best yachtswoman in the world.

Champion interviews the champion

More recently, Robertson has posted a monthly Sailing Podcast on the Web, and the first person she interviewed was Australian Nathan Outerridge, one of the brightest sailors of the past decade. We will not list all his titles, only some (anyway, you’ll get a long list!). Auterage – Olympic champion of London 2012 in the class of 49er and silver medalist of the Rio 2016, multiple winner of the world championships in the classes of 49er and Moth, steering and skipper of the Swedish Artrmis Racing in two America Cup competitions, and now at the head of the Japanese team leads the series SailGP.

Wow track record! It is clear that Shirley Robertson had something to talk about with such an interlocutor. And here are just some of the OUTTERIDGE statements:

– I was lucky that the foil revolution began just at the time when I gained strength. When I was 22, the Moth class appeared and quickly became popular. So, we developed together.

– I managed to chase Moth for four or five years, and then the catamaran foil appeared in the America's Cup. Again, thanks to the foils: thanks to them I began to participate in races, which are the pinnacle of sailing!

– Absolutely unexpectedly for me at once three large teams of the “America’s Cup” expressed interest in my services. I was still in seventh heaven after winning the 2012 Olympics and thinking: How cool is that! ”And in the end I chose Artemis.

– I’m happy to spend a few hours on the high seas, but do not offer me to spend the night on a yacht. Just the thought of going to sea for a few days turns everything in me. It would be great if a helicopter took me aboard a yacht in the Southern Ocean, but after four hours I would have to take me back. Because I like to spend the night at home! ”

For those who want to listen to the whole Outertage interview


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