SHORT & SWEET

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Columnist - with TOM SLINGSBY

As a world-cham­pion sailor, do you ever get green around the gills in high seas, or does that only hap­pen to am­a­teurs? I wont let my­self get sick on a yacht. But when I go on power­boats in the ocean? Dier­ent story.

When it comes to get­ting on the wa­ter, many of us pre­fer party cruises. But one won­ders what it feels like to take a spill o one of your high-speed cata­ma­rans. Ive had some big falls that were pretty painful. The wa­ter is like con­crete. For­tu­nately

no ma­jor in­juries. Touch wood…

The guys who came for this years SailGP event on Syd­ney Har­bour were de­scribed as the rock stars of the sail­ing world. Was there any at­ten­dant bad be­hav­iour maybe

a few hotel room trash­ings on the week­end? Pre-event, its all about Pi­lates, green juice and hy­drat­ing tech­niques. But af­ter­wards, all bets are o.

Do you have any as­pi­ra­tions to try a lit­tle aroundthe-world jour­ney?

No in­ter­est in putting my­self through that at this stage. But who knows what the fu­ture will bring? The Aus­tralian SailGP team com­petes in San Fran­cisco on May 56; watch it on Kayo and Fox Sports 507.

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