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January 2012

Niklas Zennstrom (SWE)

 Nomination
What shall we choose for basing this on… Zennström’s win at the final Audi MedCup round, as an owner-driver racing against some of the best professional helms, winning a second Fastnet back to back, doing the same with a second Maxi world title? To prepare for his MedCup campaign Zennström spent a chilly British winter practicing steering on his Farr 45. The Skype co-founder does few things by halves
 Why they won
‘Owner-driver of the year’ – Rob Weiland (can’t really argue with that – ed); ‘When Niklas does something he tends to do it rather well!’ – Pelle Petersen; ‘And he supports up-and-coming young sailors through the British Keelboat Academy’ – Luke McCarthy; ‘Niklas and Catherine are both terrific people to sail with… and I’ve sailed with a few!’ – Lou Varney; ‘Grattis, Niklas’ – Magnus von Friedrichs; ‘Inspiring… and not just in the sailing’ – Aaron Cooper.