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June 2011

Pascal Rambeau (FRA)

 Nomination
Rambeau and his new helm Guillaume Florent pulled it off to win this year’s Bacardi Cup by just 1pt, to add to this Frenchman’s lengthening tally of Star class success including two world championship titles and an Olympic bronze medal won in Athens. He also once partied his way into Miami’s ‘legal system’, but we won’t dwell… Great guy! Ben Ainslie’s Finn nemesis from Athens, Florent, is also getting the hang of it
 Why they won
They only snatched the win in this year’s Bacardi Cup in the final metres of the last race, but then Pascal Rambeau, sailing in Miami with his new Star helm Guillaume Florent, already has plenty of silverware, having won two Star world titles and an Olympic bronze medal alongside his former skipper Xavier Rohart. But clearly the new team have gelled, since the at-times somewhat grumpy Florent even got around to voting for his teammate…