Jack Rogers has been selected to represent New Zealand in the SL16 multihull, with Micah Wilkinson, at the 2014 ISAF Youth World Championships on from 12-19 July in Tavira Portugal.
Top 3 Sailing Achievements...
- 2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland - 1st 29er
- 2014 29er National Championship - 2nd
- 2013 German Youth National Championship - 2nd 29er
Q&A with Jack...
Q: How did you get into sailing?
A: My dad has sailed his whole life. When I was little we used to have a yacht and I got quite interested. We sold it so I could get into optis and p class and just went from there.
Q: Favourite thing to eat after a long day on the water?
A: French bread, beef, cheese, avocado all on one.
Q: Favourite place to sail?
A: Murrays Bay on Auckland’s North Shore
Q: Which New Zealand sailors do you admire most?
A: Andy and Jim Maloney, all of our youth team going this year and Sir Peter Blake
Q: What is the best thing about sailing your youth class boat?
A: It is fast, makes you work super hard and is a good looking boat.
Q: How will you prepare for the Youth Worlds and which regattas will you be attending in the lead-up?
A: We are putting in hours and hours of training, then doing the southern pacific viper regatta. Then we do more training into July, fly off to France for the Open SL16 Worlds and then go to ISAF Youth Worlds.
Q: What was the most proud moment of your sailing to date, and tell us how you felt?
A: When Micah and I got our first win at Oceanbridge Sail Auckland, there was a feeling that we had this… I had heaps of adrenaline running through me and everything just seemed to feel right. I was buzzing and didn't want to stop.