2014 JANUARY

FRANCK CAMMAS (FRA)

Nomination
Cammas is currently lending a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘on a roll’. Having polished off the last Volvo Ocean Race Cammas has been doing the same in any number of other competitive arenas. He simply destroyed even his best-prepared rivals at this year’s Little America’s Cup in Falmouth and then immediately travelled to La Rochelle where he handily won the Nacra 17 Class at La Rochelle Olympic Week
Why they won
Once seen mainly as a talented big multihull specialist, the world is continually having to revise its opinion of this compact French superstar. Earlier this summer Cammas dominated the Tour de France on a M34. Last year he closed out a dominant Volvo Ocean Race win at his first attempt. Most recently he crushed his rivals at the Little America’s Cup on the back of a typically well judged technical programme. And throughout this time the former Jules Verne champion is successfully campaigning a Nacra F17…