14 Questions to … Felipe Rondina

Felipe Rondina, from Brazil, was second at the Junior Worlds in Talamone, and he won a race at the Open Worlds.

– 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

My first time sailing was with my father and my brother when i was three years old, but by myself was in an Optimist when I was 7.

– 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

My first time on a Snipe was when I was 8 years old with my friend Flavio Pimentel.

– 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?

It was here in Brasília, when two boats crossed in opposite ways and both were with spinnaker.

Felipe Rondina, from Brazil, was second at the Junior Worlds in Talamone, and he won a race at the Open Worlds.

– 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

My first time sailing was with my father and my brother when i was three years old, but by myself was in an Optimist when I was 7.

– 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

My first time on a Snipe was when I was 8 years old with my friend Flavio Pimentel.

– 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?

It was here in Brasília, when two boats crossed in opposite ways and both were with spinnaker.

– 4) What is the thing that most angers you in a race/regatta?

When I´m winning a race and the wind shuts off and someone passes me.

– 5) Which is the race/regatta that you remember with the most pleasure?

The most memorable race was recently in Talamone, when my crew Luis Felipe and I won an Open Worlds race with 82 boats behind us.

– 6) And the race/regatta you would like to forget?

The race that I would like to forget was in Niteroi at the Optimist Nationals. I was very sick and lost the championship by 2 points.

– 7) Your “dream in the peak”? (Your sailing dream?)

To be an Olympic champion.

– 8) Sailing goals for 2016, and beyond?

Continue sailing in the Snipe and soon enter an Olympic class.

– 9) The most important people for you in sailing and in the Snipe?

The most important person for me in sailing is Marcos Carraca. In the Snipe it is Guilherme Raulino (Xaby).

– 10) Why the Snipe?

Because for me it is a very technical boat and there are several factors that may influence speed.

– 11) Your perfect sailing venue and your perfect sailing conditions?

Salvador. I like medium wind, between 10 and 15 knots.

– 12) Besides sailing which other sport do you practice?

I like to play basketball with my friends.

– 13) Are you superstitious?

 Yes, a lot hahahaah, I´m always using a necklace that I won at the Opti Worlds in New Zealand, called Hei Matau.

– 14) Your perfect holiday?

My perfect holiday is when I spend the whole day sailing.

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