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Seahorse Sailor of the Month

SEPTEMBER'S NOMINEES
Sailor of the Month DIEGO BOTIN (ESP)
Last season the nascent Spanish SailGP team finished stone-last. This year they ended the 2024 SailGP season at the top of the rankings. Think back over not just the dominance we have seen by Tom Slingsby’s Australians and Pete Burling’s Kiwis, but also how long they have maintained that edge. It was not a bad weekend for Spanish sport’s fans, ticking off the Men’s Wimbledon title, the European Football Cup and the SailGP Trophy all in the space of three or four days

Sailor of the Month TOM KNEEN (GBR)
Always in the hunt with his JPK 1180 Sunrise and a regular sight at the top of the board, a recent Cowes- St Malo victory will barely nudge the chart should the Sunrise roll-call ever be plotted out in full. It was a very breezy St Malo race this year so all the more remarkable that Kneen’s Valer-design also took monohull line honours. An even better reason to vote: Kneen goes to considerable efforts to introduce a quota of youngsters into his crews whenever he possible can

 

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AUGUST'S WINNER
Sailor of the Month Winner MICHELLE LAHRKAMP (USA)
‘Michelle is an extraordinarily talented sailor and a truly fine young woman. I am thrilled to cast my vote for her’ – Richard Paperte; ‘Michelle is the most amazing woman!!’ – Vanessa Lahrkamp, Stanford Sailing!!!; ‘Junior Coach, Team Captain, older sister, mentor and bad ass sailor, ML is the real deal and we are looking forward to hearing about more adventures’ – Tide!; ‘A gifted athlete who also works twice as hard as anyone around her’ – Kevin Broome; ‘Seriously talented’ – Magnus Clarke.
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