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NOVEMBER'S NOMINEES
Sailor of the Month ARMEL LE CLEAC’H (FRA)
A lot of the biggest names in French ocean racing took part in the 2019 Figaro to trial the new foiler. Quite a few went home with egg on face, beaten by the ambitious new faces in the class who wanted nothing more than to take a few big scalps. Few of the big names returned this year, but one who did was the current Vendée Globe champion who believed that with a little more practice while he waited for his new Ultim it couldn’t be so tough. Veni vidi vici

Sailor of the Month PETER HARKEN (USA)
The stories are legion, the jokes largely unrepeatable, family, friends and staff at Harken would go to the wall for him. The hounds that he encourages owners to bring to work adore him. As do so many others in the sport who grew up alongside him and Olaf. On the occasion of Peter handing over the reigns of the uniquely friendly and successful business he founded with Olaf 53 years ago there is no one our team has ever wanted to nominate more (PS Sorry, Peter!)

 

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OCTOBER'S WINNER
Sailor of the Month Winner JUAN HECTOR DOMATO (ARG)
Bottom right in this photo taken at the end of the 1979 Fastnet.
‘A humble genius. Just a week ago I helped him reassemble three pistons in a Volvo 330hp without taking out the engine… The other fellows watching in the shop did not believe what they were seeing!’ – Claudio Behrens; ‘His boats were fast as hell’ – Vito Contessi; ‘Excellent sailor and also human being. And an excellent fisherman!’ – Leo Olmos; ‘A revolutionary designer’ – Juan Jose Merayo.
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