FEBRUARY'S NOMINEES
Sailor of the Month IAIN PERCY (GBR)
Finn gold medallist in 2000, gold medallist in the Star in 2008 then a silver medal in 2012, two-time Star world champion, now Artemis CEO, Percy has added the 2019 Star Sailors League Final to his glittering resumé. Not surprisingly, Percy spent minimal time in the Star after the death of his close friend and Star crew Andrew Simpson in the Artemis capsize in 2013, so this result was all the more impressive against an extraordinary array of the world’s greatest sailors

Sailor of the month PETE BURLING (NZL)
Where to begin… Pete Burling and partner Blair Tuke started the Olympic comeback proper at the 2019 49er Worlds with a race win before closing out their fifth title with just two finishes out of the top 10… in a pre-Olympic strength fleet of 88 boats and over 17 races. All while taking the minimum possible time out from their duties at Team New Zealand. A lot of the 49er crews flew home wondering what they’d all been doing since Rio 2016

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JANUARY'S WINNER
ANDREW PINDAR (GBR)
‘A lot of people will say how much Andrew changed their life… well, without Andrew I wouldn’t have met my wife!!! He knows how much he means to Emma and me but it’s lovely to be able to say it here’ – Mike Sanderson; ‘Andrew supports so many people without ever needing to be in the limelight himself’ – Emma Westmacott; ‘An incredible supporter of women in sailing’ – Tracy Parkes; ‘This guy has done so much for sailing it’s incredible’ – Jon Roberson; ‘A priceless asset to the sport’ – Ingrid Abery; ‘Short guy, lot of energy!!!’ – Phil Lawrence; ‘An amazing promoter of women’s sailing’ – Fiona Mills; ‘One of the most humble, generous people I have ever known’ – Ingela Berntson.
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