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Poll Question: The best racing sailor ever
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
32 [44.44%]
25 [34.72%]
1 [1.39%]
2 [2.78%]
3 [4.17%]
1 [1.39%]
0 [0.00%]
6 [8.33%]
1 [1.39%]
1 [1.39%]
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    Posted: 17 May 12 at 4:48pm
Go for it,.

Edited by 2547 - 17 May 12 at 6:26pm
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Where's Jack Braidwood?
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None of them ever sailed a board, so they can't be truly 'the best' sorry not voting.
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not sure it can be put in a list...
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Originally posted by G.R.F.

None of them ever sailed a board, so they can't be truly 'the best' sorry not voting.

At least one of them has sailed a board, probably most of them  Smile

Correction - 3 of them!


Edited by rodney - 17 May 12 at 4:57pm
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Originally posted by rodney

Originally posted by G.R.F.

None of them ever sailed a board, so they can't be truly 'the best' sorry not voting.

At least one of them has sailed a board, probably most of them  Smile

Correction - 3 of them!
I expect most of them have dabbled with beach toys ...
 
Quite a few Finn boys in there Rodney ...


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When Ben Ainslie can add World Championship wins in such divers classes as the Star, 505, 5.5m, plus an Olympic 4th place in Tornado, and results over a career as long as Pol Elvstrom then he may merit the title. Elvestrom revolutionised competitive sailing, set up a world class sailmaking business and won an impressive range of titles.

Denis Connor would be my second place vote.

Tabarly was a great offshore sailor, with a penchant for running aground when anywhere near the coast. Not really a racing sailor... more a great mariner.

To qualify the minimum requirement would be world championships in dinghies (preferably both singlehanded and doublehanded) keelboats and big boats with lids.


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Originally posted by 2547

Originally posted by rodney

Originally posted by G.R.F.

None of them ever sailed a board, so they can't be truly 'the best' sorry not voting.

At least one of them has sailed a board, probably most of them  Smile

Correction - 3 of them!
I expect most of them have dabbled with beach toys ...
 
Quite a few Finn boys in there Rodney ...

I count 3, did I miss someone?
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Coutts for me. The only Olympic and America's cup winner.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 6:10pm
Originally posted by gordon

 
with a penchant for running aground when anywhere near the coast.
 
... more a great mariner.

 
Isn't that a bit of a contradiction?
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