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April 2005

Rohan Veal (AUS)

 Nomination
When you win every race at the world championship you have made your point. To do it having spent several years investing in a new concept, at the expense of probably many other major titles, shows both technological foresight and great commitment. In January in Melbourne the International Moth fleet were united in their respect for Rohan Veal’s flawless achievement
 Why they won
‘He had the vision to challenge popular perception and the commitment to see it through, he is up there with Joyon’ – Palle Jorgensen; ‘Fantastic’ – Robert Holbrook; ‘He’s changed sailing forever’ – Ian Wallace; ‘Surely sailor of the decade?’ – David Carter.