November 2019 Raymarine Sailors of the Month – Markus Progli & Richard Hutton-Squire

Markus Progli & Richard Hutton-Squire

Progli and Hutton-Squire won the recent 505 Nationals in Saldanha Bay, winning 3 of the 6 races and not being lower than 4th (their first race) – a great result against some well-seasoned and highly experienced and competent 505 sailors.

A report on the event said it was going to be “one of the toughest events on the calendar in 2019″ – and that was not puffery, especially when one looked at the competitor list.

Progli and Hutton-Squire did not start off particularly well as they scored a 4th in the opening race, but bounced strait back to win the next, and finished 3rd overall after 3 races on the first day. They managed their racing well and had a good strategy, winning two further races to clinch the national title.

Being up against the likes of the Funke’s and Ham’s is never easy, but good boatspeed and superior tactics are always difficult to beat, no matter how good you are.

These are two worthy winners of this title.

2019 Sailors of the Month

FebruaryDale Kushner
MarchMike Hayton
AprilMalcolm Hall
MayPaul Lagesse
JuneNO AWARD
JulySean Kavanagh
AugustAndrew Tarboton
SeptemberMike Hayton & David Rae
OctoberCampbell Alexander & Dave Herridge
NovemberMarkus Progli & Richard Hutton-Squire
DecemberMatt Ashwell and Rivaldo Arendse

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