||RICH WILSON (USA)
‘Doing the hardest race again for all the right reasons’ – Win
Fowler; ‘Cool, calm and knowledgeable about pretty much
everything, these adventures of his motivate many, many others,
the old as well as the young!!!’ – Tom Robinson; ‘To undertake the
most challenging sailing race in the world at the age of 66, and
then to take one million kids around with you… just wow!’ – Les
Richter; ‘Love all of the work he does for education, plus how he is
pushing himself at his age… an inspiring man’ – Charles McCaffrey.
No sooner do we start
to compile a list of
some of Rob’s bigger
achievements, in skiffs,
foilers and most of the big ocean
races, than he goes and upsets our
tidy sheet of paper by banging in
another one, winning the Amlin
Moth invitational regatta in Bermuda
for the second year in a row. Closer
to home and this nomination is really
in recognition of the big part he has
played in reviving Grand Prix racing
in northern Europe with the Fast40+
Godfather to the foiler
designer and builder
of most of the major title
winners during the past 10 years, but all
these achievements are shaded by his
painstaking work designing, building,
refining and then preparing for the
production build of his Waszp… ‘the
people’s foiler’. The result –boats are
now being sold faster than McConaghy
in China can build them. And they are
already building around 20 a week…
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