Seahorse sailor of the month: Cameron Appleton
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.
November’s winner is CAMERON APPLETON (NZL):
‘Nine regattas in a row… And thanks!’ – Deneen Demourkas; ‘and from me’ – Donna Cadia; ‘like a fine wine, he gets better with age’– Ben Graham; ‘no brainer, he’s on fire’ – Tom Burnham; ‘he’s one badass’ – Matt Austin; ‘goin’ up… buy, buy, buy’ – Juggy Clougher; ‘good work, mate’ – Jim Turner; ‘he should be very proud’ – Chris Bake; ‘this guy is solid’ – Jim Bonnizle; ‘tough call as I’m French, but it’s Cam’ – Hervé Cunningham; ‘awesome sailor’ – Phil Harmer.
JOSE CUSI (ESP)
It’s been quite a ride, as Spain’s most famous sailing team secures the dock lines for the final time. The Bribón programme has been a tale of constant renewal, with countless different new designs launched to keep on top of the latest competitive demands. Very significantly, it was Cusi and Bribón’s decision to curtail IMS campaigning in favour of the ‘new-fangled’ TP52 that ensured that class’s subsequent MedCup success.
Team Korea’s young British-born skipper got off to a lumpy start in Plymouth at Round 2of the AC World Series with a capsize and a couple of unforced errors. He had soon settled his team down, however, and put on perhaps the most impressive performance of the week to finish as runner-up in the match racing round to Dean Barker’s strong Kiwis. And the America’s Cup is, ultimately, a match racing event…
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