March 2018 Sailor of the Month – Tina Plattner

Tina is one of those sailors who gives the sport her all as a tough competitor who never gives up. Plus she is game to sail a variety of boats – and all very well too as she competes at the top of the sport.

She was one of the first to get a new Cape 31 and has campaigned it with relish. In the recent ‘international’ regatta in which two top overseas teams competed, she won the regatta in good style. She is a good leader and highly competent skipper with a crew who follow her diligently and respectfully.

After the Cape 31 regatta she not only dominated the Mykonos Race and the Bay Race on Phoenix, but won it all too.

Her performances are highly deserving of this award.

SAILING, in conjunction with MDM Marine Services and Raymarine sponsor the ‘Sailor of the Year’ Award.
MDM Marine Services are the exclusive importers of Raymarine products into South Africa.
Raymarine are a world leader in high performance marine electronics for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets.









2018 Sailors of the Month

FebruaryCalvin Gibbs
MarchTina Plattner
AprilGert van de Linde
MayBernard Farmer
JuneBlaine Dodds
JulyTina Plattner
AugustRoger Hudson
SeptemberBlaine Dodds & Roxanne Kay Dodds
OctoberDave Shilton
NovemberStefano Marcia
DecemberMalcolm Hall

Roll of Honour – Sailors of the Year

2018Tina Plattner
2017Alex Burger & Benji Daniel
2016Rob van Rooyen
2015Stefano Marcia
2014Blaine Dodds
2013Asenathi Jim
2012Roger Hudson
2011Stefano Marcia
2010Asenathi Jim
2009Taariq Jacobs
2008David Hudson
2007Dominique Provoyeur
2006Craig Millar
2005Shaun Ferry
2004Justin Onvlee
2003Dominique Provoyeur
2002Golden Mgedza
2001John Eloff