RICHARD LOVERING - HYDE SAILS DESIGNER
1.How many years have you been with Hyde?
Just over 20 Years
2.What boat did you start sailing?
Optimist at Bewl Water
3.What national titles have you won or come in top 3?
Optimist,420,470, B14, RS800, SB20, Flying Fifteen
4.What European titles have you won or come in top 3?
Not sure I have
5.What worlds champs have you won or come in top 3?
B14, SB20, Flying Fifteen
6.Best person you have sailed with?
There is quite a few. It’s also having the most fun. So Matt Alvarado, Ricki Kent,
7.Most interesting design/development you have done/been part of?
Training Partner for John Merrick's and Ian Walker for the 1996 Olympics which they won a silver medal.
A few for different reasons, 505, Moth
9.Boat you most want to have a go on?
Not sure so many. Love watching the Star Sailors league so a Star. Merlin, TP52 Super series , Something tactical and technical to sail. Also would love to do a day on a Volvo boat in the southern Ocean and to helm an AC 75.
10.Best way to make a boat go fast?
Preparation, And Understanding your settings, Work hard, and working with the crew.
Richard, working on settings in his new SOLO.
Harken youth match racing nationals at Weymouth
23 Shrimper 19’s and three Shrimper 21’s attend.
Free spinnaker for RS700 and RS800 at this years nationals raffle.
Pink Gin; from Scotland to Germany.