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August 2005

Sarah Ayton (GBR)

 Nomination
Move along there… no sooner had Ayton taken over in the back of the Yngling from previous helm – and fellow Athens gold medallist – Shirley Robertson, than she was racking up more great results, kicking off with a closely fought second place overall at Hyères. The bubbly blonde Pom will be contin-uing to illuminate the Yngling tour en route to Beijing, and is already looking a pretty good bet for a second medal
 Why they won
The blonde's killing 'em: said Rohan Veal; at the end Sarah got it by a staggefing 92% to 8% from US legend Jack Sutphen. Nevertheless the passion of Sutphen's many, many supporters was very moving. But it's always hard to beat a fast blonde, ashore or afloat (letters... ).