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Toward the “Fly! ANA Windsurfing World Cup YOKOSUKA Japan”
─── Windsurfing Magazine Japan
Q1 Where do you think is the strong point as your slalom racer.
Then, are there any weak points recognized by yourself？
A1 I think my strongest points as a slalom racer are that I can be competitive in all conditions, strong wind or light winds, I have had podium finishes in both.
I also think now I have been competing on the slalom tour for quite a few years
I have to racing experiences that you need to be consistent throughout an event.
I dont think it is ease to pick a weak point in my own sailing, sometimes my fitness and preparation has been a factory to not getting the result I feel I deserve! Or my maybe in the past when I felt pressure to perform and I would make mistakes, but over the years I have kind of got use to those expectations and know better how to handle them.
Q2 You will have many rivals. Who is the one that is likely to be the most competitive among them.（Why do you think so?）
A2 There are so many fast sailors competing on the tour these days, there are a whole bunch of top young guys training hard to reach their results.
I think in the past few years Antoine Albeau has always been the overall hardest guy to beat, and I think in 2017 he will feel he has something to prove to everyone so that can make him dangerous.
Matteo Iachino is now the world champion and for sure their is a a lot of momentum with him to follow up last years great finish, I think he will be getting a lot of help from his friends and sponsors to make sure he can repeat his success.
Pierre Mortefon for me is a great sailor and in a lot of conditions is maybe the fastest guy, I know he will be wanting to be world champion after coming so close in the past couple of seasons.
There are plenty of others that have a great chance to be successful in 2017, Ben Van der steen, Arnon dagon, Gonzalo Costa Hoevel, Pascal Toselli, Finian maynard, Cyril Moussilmani.
Everyone wants to win and can, so we will see who’s equipment is tuned and who can race the best throughout the season.
Q3 You broke the wall in 2015 and ranked third in 2016.
What do you think has changed since 2015 and thereafter?
A3 I was super happy to finally finish on the podium for 2016.
I put my good results down to having my personal life in order and the support of my awesome wife, a strong racing mind, good equipment, determination never to give up, and just a little bit of luck. Those are things every sailor needs to be successful.
For 2017 I will come with the same attitude, a focused mind, and not the result worry me too much.
Q4 What do you think is necessary to become the champion this season?
Please tell us your race plan for this season.
A4 I think what is important to becoming the world champion is being on top of your game throughout the long season, try to always be in the hunt for winning every event, but dont let any set backs make you think you can’t come back.
Q5 Please give specific advice to Japanese racers.
What can I do to be able to run fast?
A5 My advice to Japanese racers is spending time understanding your equipment, what is working well, when to change to a different size sail, board, or fin. It was always hard for me to compete against sailors who were bigger then me until I work out I didn’t need to be bigger, instead I just needed to be smarter.
Q6 ”Yokosuka World Cup” will be held in Japan this May.
Can you give me some comments for Japanese fans at the end?
A6 I want to say to the Japanese windsurfing Fans, that I am so happy and proud to come to your country and compete. I have visited Japan before, and it was a awesome experience for me. I look forward giving 100% to put on the best display I can. Thank you so much.