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May 2019

STACEY JACKSON (AUS)

 Nomination
Jeez… where to start. This must be what they mean by ‘going viral’, the whole world was banging on our door to make this (deserved) nomination. A Volvo racer with SCA and a veteran of most things from skiffs to maxis, Stacey pulled together a really excellent all-woman crew for the last Hobart and then finished second overall. Big at raising awareness of ocean health and women in sport – we were not brave enough to ignore the mob…
 Why they won
‘She can outsail most guys blindfold’ – Pete Sherwood; ‘She’s a warrior!’ – Jean Wright; ‘Tough, tenacious, humble’ – Alex Nolan; ‘Stacey, ’cause she is gold!’ – Jeanine Drummond; ‘The Mob has spoken!’ – Linda Lindquist; ‘An outstanding leader, I am a fan’ – Blue Robinson; ‘For so many reasons… go Stacey!’ – Mandy McLean; ‘She smashed it, talk’s easy but Stacey gets on and does it’ – Harry Spedding; ‘You forgot to add she’s the nicest person in the Moth park’ – Nick Deussen; ‘Stacey is a star, a great sailor and a beautiful person’ – Joshua Alexander; ‘And her drive to clean up the oceans is relentless!’ – Sharyn Wright.