Unshakeable moments in sailing

Luissa Smith, PR Director for the 2022 Bacardi Cup invitational Regatta, quizzed well-known sailing personalities about unshakeable moments that propelled them forward and incidents that still keep them up at night:

Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL)
4-time Olympian (Gold – 1996, Bronze – 2004), 2-time Star World Champion (2019, 2008), 2- time Finn World Champion (2000, 1998), 1999 Rolex World Sailor of the Year.

It was in 1992, when I was 17 years old. I came to try the Finn for the first time at the Polish Nationals, just after the Barcelona Olympics. There were big guns and experienced sailors on the starting line. Everyone knew nobody could beat them. But I didn’t know that. I didn’t think about it. I just sailed beautiful races and won three of them. Surprisingly, I finished second overall. It was just the beginning…

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