NOVEMBER'S NOMINEES
Sailor of the Month LEO SAMPSON GOOLDEN (GBR)
Goolden is, as the saying used to go, a young fella from over here who’s also doing rather well over there. With a giant worldwide fan base following his rescue and restoration of the English Channel Cutter Tally Ho Goolden may also be the most famous yachtsman you’ve never heard of. Somehow this English sailor ended up restoring his English boat in Washington State... but no worries, you can find him in an instant on the YouTube apparatus

Sailor of the month STUART CHILDERLEY (GBR)
Finn Olympian, twice Etchells world champion, and now, having put similar effort into a new role one of the world’s best and most sought after professional race officers. (He also won the 2-handed class in the 2015 Fastnet by 14 seconds). And now: ‘Today is a special day for me. I will be going to the Tokyo Olympics as a race officer. It has been a long and steady journey for me and I am extremely thankful to everyone for all the support’

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The closing date for voting is 20/10/2019.

OCTOBER'S WINNER
ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION CULDROSE
‘Hovering over flailing masts snatching shattered sailors from peril is worth a pair of boots any day of the week!’ – Mike Broughton; ‘I have no idea how they made it through but each one of them put the lives of others before their own’ – Adrian Phillips; ‘My friends survived...’ – Rob Hardcastle; ‘I grew up with the Ace of Spades Squadron 771 always looking over me, only when I started sailing seriously did I learn about the Fastnet disaster. Every single one of them deserve recognition for the extraordinary work they did and not just in 1979’ – Miles Seddon; ‘Not only for their service but for an incredible attitude’ – Alistair Skinner.
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