Seahorse Sailor of the Month
|LAST MONTH'S WINNER|
|BOB OATLEY (AUS)
‘Bob has done so much for sailing in Australia and supported so many talented sailors that he definitely deserves this award’ – Jon Roberson. Oatley is best known as owner of a string of Wild Oats, but in Australia he is equally regarded for a great deal of behind the scenes effort to support emerging talent. His family is also keen on innovation, witness the multiple-appendage configuration of Wild Oats XI and the rotating keel Reichel-Pugh design launched two years ago. Sailing technology needs more Oatleys!
|GLENN ASHBY (AUS)
Competing against one of the toughest fleets on record and with no room for mistakes following a race retirement with a rudder failure, Ashby secured his eighth A-Class world title in Takapuna in February... to bring to 15 his total of world championship victories in multihulls. No wonder Grant Dalton was rather keen to re-sign the prodigiously successful Aussie to his very Kiwi Cup team
|SEVE JARVIN (AUS)
He’s now won the Australian 18ft Skiff championship six times, once as sheet hand and five times as skipper of Gotta Love It 7. And with five consecutive JJ Giltinan wins also under his belt Jarvin’s about to challenge Iain Murray’s all-time record of six wins in a row between 1977 and 1982. Jarvin is also racing the Extreme Sailing Series. Surely a phone call from the organisers of the next Aussie AC challenge is only a matter of time..