2017 FEBRUARY

ROB GREENHALGH (GBR)

Nomination
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+
Why they won
December 2016, just a Sydney Hobart win and a few thousand dollars for topping the fleet at the Bermuda Mothfest. Diverse but a bit average… ‘I’d call that a good month’ – Brian Thompson; ‘Mighty’ – Adam May; ‘He wins in Foxers too’ – Alistair Skinner; ‘He just cannot stop winning… has any modern sailor won in so many very different classes…worth checking?’ – Timo Malinen; ‘No wonder he’s always very well employed!!!’ – Holger Lehning. It needs adding that Amac ran Rob very close in this month’s vote.