Seahorse Sailor of the Month
|LAST MONTH'S WINNER|
|GWENOLE GAHINET AND PAUL MEILHAT (FRA)
‘First attempt, first time together, first victory!’ – Christophe Fourleignie; ‘Good race and a beautiful victory for a young and nice team’ – Olivier Guy; ‘Because they are the best!’ – Charles Harmonic; ‘Two great sailors’ – Armel Le Cléac’h; ‘The best young navigators!’ – Mic Sauvage; ‘Gwénolé and Paul delivered an outstanding performance in the AG2R, they deserve this prize’ – Gerard le Page; ‘The lads sailed a truly amazing race, boat speed, boat speed, boat speed!’ – Henry Bomby. ‘Top job’ – Nick Cherry.
|CHRIS DRAPER (GBR)
He did an extremely solid job at the helm of Luna Rossa’s single underdeveloped AC72 last summer and before that he had done a terrific job on the AC World Series circuit... no surprise then that the young Brit has been confirmed on the helm of the Italian team’s next Cup challenger. Draper repaid that confidence by cleaning up at the first foiling Great Cup 32 regatta against some extremely tough opposition.
|DOUG DEVOS (USA)
Two good reasons for this nomination: one topical, one more long term. Long term is that while DeVos has tirelessly supported sailing through some tough times, with backing for events like Key West, he has also been one of the three people underwriting the TP52 Class that is making such a go of it in the Super Series. The more topical reason is that DeVos has just taken yet another world title in the TP52 Class... only fair, some would say.