Nev Millard

Nev Millard

Nev Millard

Class of Boat: 2.4m

Helm/Crew: Helm

Nickname (and why?): None but open to offers...

Why did you start sailing and where?: Started sailing at QMSC back in April 2014 with Sailability

Favourite UK or International sailing venue?: Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

Best sailing achievement so far?: Being selected for the Paralympic Development Team

What's your next sailing goal?: To improve on last season

First sailing coach/mentor?: Julian Pearson

World Sailing Rules - Most influential racing rule and why?: Rule 14 - Avoid Collision at all cost (unless it's going to stop you winning...)

Funniest time on the water and where?: Queen Mary SC Midweek racing - I get a shout from a guy in front of me asking me if he must give me room at the mark. I'm thinking if he's asking he doesn't know so I shout back a big YES. I did tell him afterwards that I didn't have any right for water as there was no overlap.

Favourite VR Race Team kit and why?: VR Race Bib because that is all I've got! I love it. Not only is it another layer I can honestly say I look great in black!!

Top 3 Most Played iTunes tracks?: Music ranges from Neil Young, Jack Johnson and Nirvana - chenages subject to mood..

Favourite energy food – Haribo/Chocolate/Bacon Sarnie/Banana/Other?: Any protein bar, banana and water

Favourite sailing drink – Hot chocolate/Lucozade/Seawater/Mug of Tea/Other?: Hibiscus tea

What do you get up to when you aren’t out on the water?: I play the guitar for a bit of get up and go - also paint with water colours for relaxation

Highlight of the 2016 season?: Getting my own 2.4m boat and blinging her up with Mr VR ;)

What are you most looking forward to in 2016/7?: Racing my own boat - freedom!