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Poll Question: The best racing sailor ever
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
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3 [4.17%]
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by Laser 173312

Coutts for me. The only Olympic and America's cup winner.
 
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No Rodney Pattinsson?


No Jochen Schümann?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Laser 173312 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 6:24pm
Originally posted by Andymac

Originally posted by Laser 173312

Coutts for me. The only Olympic and America's cup winner.
 
For now...
 
And no one will be happier than me if Ainslie wins the America's cup.
 
I should of said that my second place would of been Peter Blake for winning the AC and the 1989 Whitbread.
 
 
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Originally posted by Presuming Ed

No Rodney Pattinsson?


No Jochen Schümann?
 
See list Wink
 
Either way seems to be a 2 horse race ...
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Taberlay revolutionized ocean racing, introducing specially designed and built ultra lightweight boats for short handed sailing, and winning everything in sight for many years. However, if we are looking for an all round wizz, then his lack of dinghy sailing would put him out of contention.
The list is very "now" heavy. Anyone remember that best of British poll the BBC did, were Princess Di beat almost everyone? We really need a bit of space between achievements and words like "greatest". Ben may well gain the mantle, but it needs perspective.
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Originally posted by 2547

Originally posted by Presuming Ed

No Rodney Pattinsson?
 
See list Wink

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rodney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 6:44pm
This decision is so personal so I stick with Jack Braidwood  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 7:33pm
On Tabarly - he was great offshore, didn't like being anywhere near land. He was famous for beaching Pen Duick 2 at high water springs to scrub her and then needing a trawler to tow her off. Hit rocks everywhere.  Did help French sailin gin to it's present cul de sac. The French are best at those forms of sailing that only the French do!

As for someone who has had great results in dinghies, keelboats and big boats why is Paul Cayard not on the list?

Random thought - can one be rated best racing sailor without winning the Star Worlds?

And, let us add a little historical perspective - Virginie Hérriot (Olympic Gold 1928 (I believe she was the first female competitor in any sport and first female gold medallist), Charlie Barr (3 Americas Cup and a 100 year Atlantic record).

 I would also recommend a "highly commended" to Uffa Fox, Jeremy Pudney and many more.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote themeaningoflife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 12 at 7:49pm
I personally wouldn't vote for these but some people might want to consider them?: Dee Caffari and Ellen Macarthur?
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There are many greats; Cayard perhaps should be listed.
 
Elvstrom has a whole life of achievement 'v' a young BA ... but it's a head to head here ....
 
It is always difficult to compare stars over the ages in any sport but in the modern game Ben's record is incredible ... in an era of highly profesisonal sports with wins/loses seperated by tiny margins his track record is second to none so gets my vote ...
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