Thursday, 24 February 2011

2011 RS:X National Champion, Jon-Paul Tobin

Jon-Paul Tobin answers a couple of questions on the weekend’s Nationals regatta and what’s on next for him...

Jon-Paul Tobin leads Tom Ashley at Sail Auckland. Image copyright Chris Calver/

by Jodie Bakewell-White

Q: How did the Nationals go for you?
JP: Good, we are pretty early in our training cycle but with a solid base in place both Dorian (my training team) and I were in decent shape sharing the bullets across the regatta.

Q: Sounds like conditions were light, all that pumping must be hard work? How are you feeling now?
JP: Great, it would have been nice to get some breeze but from a training point it was solid to get some long races in light winds.

Q: What's on next for you?
JP: On the water specific training commenced a few weeks ago targeted towards Sail for Gold (Weymouth, GBR) in June, heading to Europe late March for the Princess Sophia Trophy (Palma, ESP) in April...also on the schedule are a bunch of races on the Bike and SUP (Stand Up Paddle).

JP Tobin