JANUARY'S NOMINEES
Sailor of the Month ANDREW PINDAR (GBR)
The latest of many women’s sailing initiatives, working with Dee Caffari and Theresa Zabell, Pindar is the backer of the review of women’s participation in the sport presented to World Sailing in Bermuda. The ultimate generous enthusiast, he is immersed in most aspects of sailing, supporting and advising events and sailors such as multiple match race champion Ian Williams and the late quadriplegic record-breaking sailor Hilary Lister

Sailor of the month DAVID RAISON (FRA)
The French designer, engineer and Mini Transat-winning sailor features heavily in this issue as this month two breakthrough Raison yachts won the Transat Jacques Vabre and Mini Transat on the same day. What is less widely appreciated is that Raison’s successful scows are not just the product of a single good idea but many years of refinement using all of the modern design tools including CFD, plus some very smart gut instinct

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DECEMBER'S WINNER
TAKASHI OKURA (USA)
‘My father!’ – Riko Okura; ‘A super-nice guy, excellent helmsman and a top team’ – Will Ryan; ‘Mr Okura works very hard to push the sailing team to such great results’ – Barny Henshaw; ‘Nice and smooth does it’ – Ryan Godfrey; ‘Well done, Mr Okura!’ – Robbie Naismith; ‘One of the nicest and most gifted sailors I have had the fortune to race with’ – Ray Davies; ‘Awesome to work with such a good owner and tight team’ – Tammo Baldszun; ‘Five wins in a row, enough said’ – Brendan Simons; ‘It is great to see it all come together for an owner and his team, especially when you’ve seen the hard work leading up to it’ – Rob Weiland.
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