2003 JUNE

Peter Bromby & Martin Siese (BER)

Nomination
Dennis Conner describes Peter Bromby as one of the greatest sailors he has ever met, and regularly extends invitations to the popular Bermudan. However, Bromby and his talented team-mate Martin Siese get enough fun winning major events in the Star class. Bromby's relaxed character belies a sailor with huge self-belief, often to be found out on the wing (usually the left... ) in the confident manner of another great Star sailor, Bill Buchan, whose strong hunches took him to a gold medal in 1984
Why they won
After strong early running from Olivier de Kersauson's legion of long distance ocean racing fans, Bermuda's top Olympic class pair moved out to grab no fewer than 85 per cent of this month's total vote. 'Bromby rocks; he is first and foremost a gentleman who is as gracious as he is talented' - John Bainton; 'I've been very privileged to watch Peter move up the ranks in the Star class - but one of my favourite places to see him is still at the bar of Sandy's Boat Club!' - Seb Allan. Bromby and Siese will be racing in Europe for much of the summer, culminating in a bid for a first elusive Star world title at the ISAF multi-class championships in Cadiz in September.

 
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