Picture / Ugo Fonolla for Volvo Ocean Race.

Q&A With Louis Sinclair

Louis Sinclair from Team MAPFRE tell us more about life at sea

Best way to unwind for sleep?
Stay awake for 24 hours, then you will sleep.

Beauty tip for days spent at sea?
Pawpaw ointment.

Favourite music listened to on-board?
Biggie Smalls

Louis relaxes to the tunes of Biggie Smalls onboard. Picture / Supplied

Preferred sunblock?
BronZinc cream

Favourite on-board meal?
Protein powder with cereal.

Thing you miss most about home?
A dry bed.

What will you never want to see again once back?
I never want to eat freeze-dried food again.

First treat you had back in Auckland?

Hardest thing about being on the race?
Getting out of the rack for an early morning sail change.

Best thing about being on the race?

Race highlight?
Winning the Southern Ocean leg from Cape Town to Melbourne.

On a serious note, what changes have you noticed to the ocean environment?
I’ve noticed an increase of plastic and rubbish, as well as a decrease in the fisheries stock in the places we stop. New Zealand has by far the best and most sustainable fisheries I’ve seen in the world.


• The Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover is proud to be supported by StoneleighViaduct Harbour and Viva.

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