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January 2006

Robert Scheidt (BRA)

 Nomination
God, we love this page: and we know that picking one winner can be soooo hard. Robert Scheidt's record in the Laser Class. Will never, ever be beaten. There, we said it. After a sloppy - for him - start at home in Brazil, Scheidt eventually won his eighth (sic) Laser world title with a race to spare. Being a class act he sailed the final race anyway, won it, and so took his latest title by the astonishing margin of 34pt. Miracolo!
 Why they won
‘The maestro doesn’t need new wellies’ – Euan Ross may not have thought so but still some 62 per cent of you voted for Brazil’s eternal Laser star. ‘You have two big men [Nick Scandone was Scheidt’s rival this month] but Scheidt is a phenomenon’ – Roberto Duarte; ‘The best!!!’ – Pedro Boletto; ‘Our winner’ – Jef Scholze; ‘Scheidt is fantastico’ – Evandro Lopes da Silva; ‘Robert Scheidt, he is our ET’ – Mario Thomé Filho.