SEPTEMBER'S NOMINEES
Sailor of the Month BRUNO PRADA (BRA)
It was with impeccable timing that Bruno Prada became only the second ever five-time Star World Champion on the day that the life of the other five-time winner Lowell North was being celebrated by friends and family in San Diego. Prada brings a touch of magic to every boat he sails on… three titles with Robert Scheidt, one world title crewing for Augie Diaz and his latest success in Porto Cervo with Poland’s Mateusz Kusznierewicz. Hire this man

Sailor of the month ROY P DISNEY (USA)
Compared to many the rescue was not all that dramatic, especially with the almost ridiculous level of ocean racing experience Roy Disney pulled together for the 50th Transpac. But that is also why Pyewacket’s rescue of the crew of the sinking OEX should be recognised – there were other less fancied yachts a similar distance from the stricken boat but it was an instant call to abandon his own race and do the right thing… sadly not everyone is always quite so selfless

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The closing date for voting is 20/8/2019.

AUGUST'S WINNER
JAMES LYNE (USA)
‘Whitby’s finest!’ – Jim Turner; ‘I’m proud to have sailed with him’ – Alexis Petter; ‘Big Jim brings another level to post-race analysis’ – Paul Goodison; ‘Great to see the credit that is long overdue for coach James’ – Terry Hutchinson; ‘James has quietly carried teams to the podium then lets them stand in the limelight’ – Ray Wulff; ‘Absolute guru, wonderful human’ – Phil Armstrong; ‘The super coach and a super guy’ – Adrian Stead; ‘You are our American promise’ – Brooke Cunningham; ‘Best coach ever’ – Dave Jarvis; ‘He’s also an amazing gentleman’ – Carol Tillman. ‘Lad’s done well since he got that first Topper…’ – Nick Lyne.
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