Some thoughts on the upcoming Laser Masters Worlds...
I’m a little anxious about going to the Worlds and not being where I want to be. I would have liked more practice... but maybe that’s what Masters sailing is all about. It’s a great scene.
I’m probably as fit as when I was younger, just not as flexible. Laser sailors today are more physical, and they’re faster. I’m kind of at the same level as when I was younger, but the standard has moved up.
I could have said that. It's exactly how I feel about the Laser Masters Worlds in England next month. But it wasn't me who said that. It was John Bertrand. Yes, the John Bertrand who won back-to-back Laser world championships, the Finn Gold Cup and an Olympic silver medal as a young man.
What hope is there for me?
Full text of Kimball Livingston's interview with John Bertrand at Blue Planet Times.