June 2013

Sean Langman (AUS)

This is definitely the month for recognizing passion for the sheer spirit of going racing in a sailboat... Langman has followed his successful career in 18-foot skiffs with a series of extremely individual ocean racing campaigns, ranging from the slowest Sydney-Hobart entry to the new Hobart course record holder, his Orma 60 trimaran Team Australia. In addition he remains a major player in the New South Wales sailing industry
 Why they won
Hobart in under 30 hours! ‘It’s always an adventure with Sean!’ – Larry Jamieson; ‘The mighty Maluka always gets the biggest cheer in Hobart’ – Shaun McKnight; ‘Sean has walked the walk and on a vast range of boats’ – Owen McKenzie; ‘An inspirational guy, it’s all about the love of sailing and not about the bloke’ – Andrew Wheatley; ‘Self-funded and usually on a shoestring, Sean has shared his passion for the sea with so many people – Lisa Ratcliff; ‘The fastest and slowest trips to Taz in one year!’ – Peter Davidson.