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July 2002

Peter Holmberg (USA/USVI)

 Nomination
A hat trick of wins on the current Swedish Match Tour, culminating in an impressive victory over Prada's Gavin Brady in the final of the 2002 Congressional Cup make Holmberg (originally from the US Virgin Islands) both match racer of the moment and the inevitable frontrunner for a top position in the afterguard of Oracle Racing's America's Cup challenger
 Why they won
Although in the final analysis this year's Congo Cup winner took June's Sailor of the Month by a healthy margin, his rival (and boss), Oracle Racing head Larry Ellison attracted considerable support for maintaining the right of private owners to steer their own boats. 'Sailing cannot have events like the America's Cup without people like Mr Ellison: said Mads Ehrardt, 'but ultimately they similarly cannot do without top sailors like Holmberg if they are to win the big prizes.'