Seahorse Sailor of the Month

‘Olympic gold (twice), America’s Cup team leader and a friend for more than life to Bart... No one could be more deserving’ – Alistair Skinner; ‘Intelligent, articulate and ultra competitive – the complete package’ – Simon Wilder; ‘A genuine champion’ – Chris Mason; ‘Bart’s Bash was a wonderful idea, but it was in its execution that Percy’s team showed real class’ – Marc Turner; ‘One of the very best in the world’ – Wolfgang Schaefer.
Sailor of the Month LOICK PEYRON (FRA)
Legend is too small a word! Peyron was quietly preparing for a ‘tribute’ entry in the Route du Rhum on his own little yellow trimaran Happy – a sistership to Mike Birch’s original race winner Olympus. Then came a call from Banque Populaire asking him if he would again step up to the plate, not with the combination’s Jules Verne giant but the former Groupama 3. Thereafter it was just veni, vidi, vici...
Sailor of the month CHARLES CAUDRELIER (FRA)
The performance of the Chinese Volvo entry Dongfeng in harrying Leg 1 winner Abu Dhabi Racing all the way into Cape Town was impressive on any number of levels. However what we are tipping our hats to is the brilliantly positive way in which Caudrelier took on the task of moulding a multinational team of patchy experience, shaping them into such a formidable squad. And are the best times yet to come?

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