Seahorse Sailor of the Month: Steve Clark
February’s winner is STEVE CLARK (USA)
‘One of the absolute greats’ – Shirley Robertson; ‘So generous with his time and his knowledge’ – Dick Klein; ‘We rocked up with some
carbon, he put us up and helped us build an A-Cat!’ – Bailey White; ‘Steve’s contributions are beyond comparison’ – Bill Pearson; ‘He helped me, hired me and taught me it all. Thanks, buddy’ – Chip Johns; ‘This one man pushed sailing forwards’ – Peter Stoneburg; ‘To think I used to be his babysitter…’ – Nina Campbell; ‘Steve’s done more for sailing than anybody I know of’ – Magnus Clarke.
Seahorse Sailor of the Month comes to you with Musto, Harken McLube and Dubarry. Please call us very soon for your prizes, Steve!
PAUL LARSEN (AUS) & MALCOLM BARNSLEY (GBR)
‘We’ve ripped the arse out of it,’ screamed Paul Larsen after Vestas Sailrocket smashed the world speed record in Namibia. Two days later and Larsen raised his own mark by another 10 per cent to over 65kt. In the final analysis, virtually every one of Sailrocket designer Malcolm Barnsley’s calculations had proved correct, down to the final tweak on the final day. And it all held together.
GIOVANNI BELGRANO (ITA)
Somebody else for whom so far it has all stayed in one piece is the chief engineer to Emirates Team New Zealand, who passed on the memorable yet wholly constructive advice to the sailing crew for the final day of testing with their first AC72: ‘better you break it now.’
They may not win the Cup but that ETNZ won the first battle is beyond dispute; and only because their boat was not only fast but it was strong too.
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