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Post Options Post Options   Quote tedm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 7:20pm
Oops forgot about Smithy.  Great sailor and a great guy to sail with.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maxibuddah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 7:40pm
Eric the Red? Sailed all the way to the US of A a long time before anyone else bothered.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GarethT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 10:03pm
Everyone seems to forget Iain Percy, I guess because he's in Ainslie's era, but gold in both Finn and Star puts him in a very exclusive club.
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After this weeks total domination of the Finn Gold Cup I can't help but think that Mr Ainslie has to be right up there.......... Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fudheid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 10:08pm
John Bertrand ...... took the cup from the yanks and won the etchell world last year. Downside is he is an aussie but that is better than having DC???

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I agree if you have Conner in there you have to have JB... but with just one bronze medal each I wouldn't put them in Elvstrom's league. To be a successful Americas Cup skipper you first have to be born in the right country (admittedly less so now) and then get hired by the right team. If you fail in either of those non sailing challenges you are stuffed for the AC.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dougal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 12 at 8:46am
Eric Twiname?  Start to Win was THE book to read when I was starting racing.  I know he died young but I don't know how much he won.

Edit: having done a quick google on him he is probably a candidate for the 'most influential' category rather then best racer.



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