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Seahorse sailor of the month: Darren “Twirler” Jones

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.

June’s winner is DARREN ‘TWIRLER’ JONES (AUS):

Too many keelboat titles to list… ‘A combination of mad scientist, speed freak, film maker, tireless prankster and one hell of a sailor’ – Deneen Demourkas; ‘As if you wouldn’t choose way-cool Darren’– Brodey Bakes; ‘A pro sailor with genuine enthusiasm!!!’ – Kim Woodhouse; ‘Surely he must hold more titles than any skipper or owner?’ – Carole Abbott; ‘Great pro and a great bloke’ – Guy Stening; ‘A wealth of experience, all deliver nicely!’ – Dan Mullervy.

JULY NOMINEES:

BRUCE KIRBY (CAN)

Who else could we put up against today’s man of influence but the great Canadian designer and sailor who gave the world the Laser – and so changed the face of international one-design competition. Kirby also recently scored another major result for the design community, when he wrestled back the rights to his little singlehander, setting an important copyright precedent that will benefit yacht designers for years to come

JUAN KOUYOUMDJIAN (ARG)

Three Volvo races have used the VO70 and all three have been dominated by designs from Juan K. This free-thinking yet mentally disciplined Argentinian was initially best known for his relentless out-of-the-box approach, before the relatively free VO70 class finally gave him the arena to demonstrate his intuitive grasp of ‘real-life’ low-drag solutions…that also worked well for their crews.

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