Seahorse Sailor of the Month: Jean-Pierre Dick
MUSTO sponsors a ‘sailor of the month’ competition column in Seahorse magazine, and we thought we’d share the results with you. Every month we give away an Evolution Soft Shell Jacket incorporating style, performance and fleece lined GORE-TEX® fabric technology to the lucky winners.
May’s winner is JEAN-PIERRE DICK (FRA)
His latest Vendée Globe did not end the way he would have liked, but it did end with a fine piece of seamanship as Dick took a very carefully judged approach to finishing the course safely during severe Biscay weather after losing the keel off his Imoca 60 Virbac. ‘An outstanding achievement’ – Hans Staler; ‘A gentleman par excellence’ – Tom Gaveriaux; ‘Jean-Pierre is the only Frenchman with the phlegm of an Englishman… Bravo!’ – Tanguy de Lamotte; ‘And he also raised a lot of money for children’s charity!’ – JP Riou.
Seahorse Sailor of the Month comes to you with MUSTO, Harken McLube and Dubarry. Please contact us at Seahorse for your prizes
ALESSANDRO DI BENEDETTO (ITA)
Any man who sails around the world successfully on a 6.5m yacht (singlehanded, as if we needed to say) and then pursues ‘the dream’ all the way on to competing in the Vendée Globe on almost certainly the slowest Imoca 60 in the race, and then finishes in a far from shabby time barely 26 days behind François Gabart’s all singing, all dancing new Desjoyeaux-backed entry, deserves his place on this page.
SEAN LANGMAN (AUS)
This is definitely the month for recognising passion for the sheer spirit of going racing in a sailboat… Langman has followed his successful career in 18-foot skiffs with a series of extremely individual ocean racing campaigns, ranging from the slowest Sydney-Hobart entry to the new Hobart course record holder, his Orma 60 trimaran Team Australia. In addition he remains a major player in the New South Wales sailing industry.
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