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June 2015

KAROL JABLONSKI (POL)

 Nomination
The former Star sailor, successful match racing helmsman and one-time helmsman in ACC boats for the Spanish America’s Cup challenger Iberdrola, most recently won his ninth DN iceboating world title. Jablonski has been racing iceboats almost as long as he has been on the water and with his ninth world championship victory becomes the most successful DN one design skipper of all time. Adaptable
 Why they won
Massive turnout this month. ‘The ultimate multi-purpose sailor’ – Ted Milowski; ‘The best allrounder ever’ – Gunther Piotr; ‘Top of match racing... and this year is his third DN triple, Worlds, Europeans and North Americans’ – Bartosz Szymczyk; ‘Karol is the best in the world’ – Jedrzej Gawlowski; ‘Karol was the only ACC helm to frighten Alinghi in Valencia’ – Fredrik Lonegren; ‘Another year of breathtaking success on the ice’ – Stan Macur; ‘Who else can straddle the water-ice divide like that?’ – Konrad Smolen.