F11 SAILOR PROFILE - Oliver Hartas


1345 BAMBINO - Oliver Hartas & Chloe Jensen LC12'SSC
1345 BAMBINO - Oliver Hartas & Chloe Jensen LC12'SSC
David Price, Thursday, 27 August 2009

F11s are a one-design skiff that, if sailed right, can be super fast! Also, they have a great fleet of sailors.


Name: Oliver Hartas
Date Of Birth: 26/02/1993
Current F11 Boat And Who Is Your Crewmate: Bambino
Chloe Jensen
Current Club: Lane Cove 12'SSC
How Long Have You Been Sailing F11s: This will be my 3rd season
Tell Your Sailing History In Brief [100 words]: Started at a Learn to Sail course at LC 2003 in sabots. Loved sailing and sailed 3 years in sabots 3 years F11. National and International match racing regattas now under my belt with many more to come
What Other Boats/Classes Do You Currently Sail/Skipper/Crew: Elliott 6's. anything that needs/will have me!!
What’s Your Most Memorable Sailing Achievement: Winning the Sir James Hardy International Youth Match Racing Championships Cup 2008
What’s Your Most Favourite Sailing Memory [50 words]: My first capsize
Who Would Be Your Sailing Mentor: Three way tie between: -Jenni Bonnitcha, Richard Griffin and Karyn Gojnich
What Do You Like about the F11s [50 words]: The fact that they are a one-design skiff that, if sailed right, can be super fast! Also, they have a great fleet of sailors.
What Are Your Future Sailing Goals: Sydney Hobart, Vendee Globe, Americas Cup, Fastnet, iShares Cup.
What Would You Like To See Happen In F11s: I think mast-head kites and flat-top mainsails would be an immeasurable improvement. also, maybe alter the hull shape slightly as it seems that when going at very high speeds, the gunwales and hull direct a high pressure jet of spray straight into skippers face...not pleasant


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