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Seahorse Sailor of the Month

JULY'S NOMINEES
Sailor of the Month SVIATOSLAV MADONICH (UKR)
Almost 1,000 sailors from 35 countries came to Italy for the 40th edition of the humbly titled ‘Lake Garda Optimist Meeting’ – aka the world’s largest single class regatta. Gold and silver fleets we know about, but gold, silver, bronze… and pearl!! In a finish that even Hollywood would have considered too over the top, the winner was this quiet young Ukrainian. If just a sliver of the joy that greeted his win reaches Kiev then Putin is in deep doo-doo

Sailor of the Month IAN WILLIAMS (GBR)
So how much space do we have! The fifth Congressional Cup victory was a stunner, but seen in the context of Williams’ seven (sic) Match Racing World Championships? Dickson has a couple of those, Coutts and Gilly have three apiece… Jimmy Spithill had a single success back in 2005. All of these names found continuous and extremely gainful employment in the world of the America’s Cup. Meanwhile, Ian Williams remembers to keep renewing his licence to practise law

 

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JUNE'S WINNER
Sailor of the Month Winner RYAN FINN (USA)
‘This was your moonshot, Ryan, congratulations’ – Tony Drake; ‘Round the Horn in a 3,200lb proa… seriously!’ – Murray Jones; ‘Terrifying adventure!’ Michelle Clark; ’Sam is a great sailor, but there is only one Ryan Finn, taking a rebuilt and very light (of course) plywood proa the wrong way around Cape Horn from NY to SF in such an obviously seamanlike manner… it’s barely credible’ – Jim Hardy; ‘Just so proud, proud, proud!!!’ – Michael Finn.
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