Why do you want to join the World Championship in Sønderborg?
It is a great chance to compete in a big fleet, but more importantly I look forward to spending a week with the other sailors.
Tell about your preparations?
My preparations so far are non-existing, since I had a baby 8 months ago and I haven’t really been on the water for a year. But I plan to start sailing 1-2 times a week from now on and I joined a fitness centre. So hopefully I will have time to get back in shape.
Do you have any goals in terms of results or personal achievements?
There is a couple of Danish sailors that I used to consider my competitors in a race, and for me it would be great if I can still keep up with them after more than a year off the water. To be realistic I will probably be in the back of the fleet, but on the upside there is usually a really nice atmosphere in the back of the fleet.
Are you planning on doing any tourist activities or bringing family to Sønderborg?
I will be bringing my little boy and my parents who have been nice and offered to come along and babysit him. My husband might also come by for a couple of days.
What do you think will be the most challenging for you racing in Sønderborg?
For me the most challenging part will be if the there is a lots of wind, since my physique is lacking at the moment. I also find it a bit scary to navigate around so many Contenders, so for me the starts will be a bit stressful.
What are your expectations to the social part on shore of the World Championship?
I expect the on shore social part to be an important part of the Worlds. In my experience people are really open and helpful and it is a good chance to get some good advice from the more experienced sailors. Since I don’t have high ambitions for the races, I expect to find time to enjoy a cold beer on the harbor in the afternoon.