Simon Hiscocks - a madforsailing profile


Britain's 49er silver medal winning crew (as if you didn't know)
Where were you born? Redhill, Surrey. What’s your date of birth? 21st June 1973. What age did you start sailing? Properly at 14. What was your first regatta win? 1998 49er Nationals. What’s your biggest championship win? First loser at the Sydney Olympics, 2000. First at British 49er Olympic trials. Where did you grow up? A little village called Newdigate in Surrey. What job do you do? Not sure? If you weren’t doing the job you are, what would you be doing instead? Fixing boats or studying. What other sports do you do outside sailing? Mountain biking, windsurfing, squash, running. Any other hobbies or interests? Classic boats, reading, environmental issues. Favourite method of relaxing? Smoking? What inspired you to take up sailing? My parents sailed and I enjoyed it on family holidays. Where was your first sailing club? Arun in Littlehampton or Crawley Mariners near East Grinstead on this really small pond! Which class did you first race in? Mirror. How did you buy your first boat? It took ages to save up from paper rounds and a Saturday job. Have you ever used a coach? Yes. Do you have any professional links to the sport? Fixing boats - if you can call that professional. What’s your most memorable moment in sailing? Sailing an old Scorpion in a club race with this girl I really fancied! What’s your biggest remaining goal in sailing? Gold medal. How much time do you spend on the water each week? 20-30 hours - weather depending. Do you have a sponsor, and if so, who? Looking for one, but have been supported by Holt , Typhoon and the World Class Performance program. Who are your Sailing heroes and why? Ernest Shackleton, who isn’t really a sailor, but I read some of his books and you will never feel cold sailing again! What is the best excuse you’ve ever made for a poor performance in a race? ********* up. What is the best excuse you’ve ever heard for a poor performance in a race, and from

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