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December 2006

Howard Hamlin (USA)

 Nomination
‘A force of nature’ is how top designer Paul Bieker described Howie Hamlin after he had added the Int 14 Windmaster Trophy – for the best-placed helm over 50 – to his ever-increasing tally of major small boat trophies (oh yeh, and that he also won the 2006 Worlds itself almost goes without saying). Add this to more big wins this year in the 14s, 18 Footers, second at the 505 Worlds ‘and and and’…What can you say?
 Why they won
‘US Sailing has never heard of Howard because he doesn’t race Stars (lucky for US Star sailors) and will probably ignore him again when it comes to US Sailor of the Year… He has dominated US 505 sailing for years, won the worlds and finished second more times than you can count, jumped into 18s and soon was at the top of that class, then got to the top of the 14s in record time’ – Ali Meller.