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JANUARY'S NOMINEES
Sailor of the Month PIP HARE (GBR)
Another Vendée racer who is providing commentary to reach far beyond the ranks of the already knowledgeable enthusiasts. Hare’s battle to get to the startline was no different from that of half the fleet, but these stories need telling alongside those of racing ‘brilliance’. Like King Jean, Hare’s fan club will keep on growing the further she gets around the course; but she has already proved to be another skipper capable of bringing this race into the most landlocked living rooma

Sailor of the Month JEAN LE CAM (FRA)
In the 1997 Whitbread it was Paul Cayard and his brutal talk of firehoses on deck that kept followers of the race locked onto the news coming off the eventual race winner. In this Vendée Globe that mantle has landed with King Jean, who introduced himself to thousands of new fans by hogging the limelight in the opening weeks of the race by refusing to lie down with the other old boats as he ‘should’. And then there came prose to turn Moitessier green with envy…

 

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DECEMBER'S WINNER
Sailor of the Month Winner TIMOTHY LONG (GBR)
My boys can’t cook an egg, never mind navigate around a big island!!!’ – Harriet Thame; ‘Brilliant job, Tim. Now those boring exams!’ – Herbie Knott; ‘An amazing achievement for a young man of 15 on his own with no support boat’ – Dido Rawlings; ‘As the father of a daughter in chemotherapy I was so inspired to learn of Timothy’s adventure for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. A credit to his generation and the sailing family’ – Lewis Coombes.
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