Hasso Plattner (GER)
|A fine 13th in Race 1
and an overall finish of
53rd in a competitive
85-strong fleet at the
2011 505 worlds in Hamilton Island
are just one reason for nominating the
founder of the SAP software giant.
We are big fans of keeping on racing
against the best as you ‘mature’,
rather than seeking soft targets… it
seems Plattner shares our view.
The ‘60-something’ racer is also a
generous supporter of sailing events
| Why they won
|It was good to see the international range of names who put their
support behind this vigorous racing sailor and equally vigorous
sailing benefactor. Torben Grael, Henrik Soderlund, Manfred
Schreiber, Jim Pugh and Mads Ehrhardt were among those who
made great play of the example set by this German sailor who at
weekends can be found racing everything from his beloved 505
to his maxi Morning Glory and his superyacht of the same name.