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Seahorse Sailor of the Month

JULY'S NOMINEES
Sailor of the Month YOANN RICHOMME (FRA)
For some years many of those who know the big oceanic classes the best have been eagerly looking forward to Yoann Richomme getting his hands on a good Imoca. They did not have to wait long… on his 2023 Paprec he has yet to finish a major race off the podium and after finishing second in the TJV he has won both of this year’s solo Transats. When it comes to weather and strategy Richomme is already up there with the greats; did not take him too long to master an Imoca either

Sailor of the Month HEATHER THOMAS (GBR)
No sooner had last month’s winner glided gently into Cowes to take line honours in the Ocean Globe Race, than all eyes went to the tracker to monitor Heather Thomas’s crew on Tracy Edwards’ original 1989 Whitbread racer Maiden –who could still snatch the overall handicap prize under IRC. Well, they could and they did after keeping their foot in the whole way round the world while bringing on yet another great new group of now highly experienced women ocean racers

 

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JUNE'S WINNER
Sailor of the Month Winner MARIE TABARLY (FRA)
For those worried about the gender balance in sailing do not be discouraged. Our last two winners smashed through every previous voting record, so the love is there… ‘As a crew on Translated 9, Marie has been a fierce competitor on the sea and a lovely person on land!’ – Ezgim Mistikoglu; ‘Marie carries the Tabarly name with honour, he who made us all dream back when we were young’ – Gerard Moneron; ’Marie is easily the greatest woman in the world!!’
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