||STEVE BENJAMIN (USA)
If you want to win this thing get on the Yale sailing team, those
guys can vote… ‘Of course I’m biased, he’s my young brother’
– Park Benjamin III; ‘A lot of great sailors were given their first
break by Benj over the years, as was I’ – Matt Cornwell; ‘One of the
nicest guys out there and a huge supporter of young sailors’ – Luiz
Kahl; ‘An incredibly effective champion for countless initiatives
that have made our sport stronger’ – Robert Hopkins; ‘He’s also
always helping us with our inner city programme’ – Robert Burke.
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Before this year only
three sailors had won
Cups in Long Beach
(and the blinding crimson blazer that
accompanies it) – Rod Davis, Peter
Holmberg and Gavin Brady… and
they went on to do OK. Now there’s a
fourth name on the list after Canfield
saw off Terry Hutchinson’s American
Magic Cup squad 3-1 in the final of
this year’s event. Any America’s Cup
teams looking to boost the match
race talent… we’ll put you in touch
Not being in the Artemis
race crew last year must
have lit some kind of a
fire under the 2008 Laser
gold medallist, who has won his third
straight Moth world title (Moth, foiling
monohull, AC75, just saying – ed).
Runner-up this year was Luna Rossa
tactician Francesco Bruni while last year
on Lake Garda Goody topped what felt
like half the Cup sailors from Bermuda.
In that one it went Goodison, Burling,
Jensen and Slingsby. Enough for you?
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The closing date for voting is 28/5/2018. Seahorse will contact you by email to advise you of the winner of Sailor of the Month.