September 2018 ‘Raymarine’ Sailors of the Month – Blaine Dodds & Roxanne Kay Dodds

Roxanne & Blaine Dodds – victorious in the Sylt Regatta in Germany.

It’s a pretty safe bet to say that Blaine Dodds has to be South Africa’s top Hobie sailor as he has such an impressive local and international record in these cats.

His latest victory is another international title to add to the long list he already has.

He recently competed in the Sylt Regatta in Germany, an exclusive regatta, where only teams of the worlds best Hobie 16 sailors compete – and he won it in fine style too, sailing with his Daughter Roxanne as crew.

This award has now been revised to be a joint award for BOTH Roxanne Kay Dodds (Roxy) who crewed for her father Blaine Dodds when they won the Sylt event.

Well done Roxy – and apologies for this not happening from the outset.

Blaine Dodds was hoping for a podium finish as the European sailors had just completed their European champs, as he and Roxanne last sailed a Hobie 16 some four months previously in the South African Nationals which they won.

In a previous interview in SAILING Mag, Blaine Dodds then mentioned how special it was sailing with his daughter as crew – and now the pair have another ‘world’ title to add to their collection after a really fine performance.

2019 Sailors of the Month

FebruaryDale Kushner
MarchMike Hayton
AprilMalcolm Hall
MayPaul Lagesse
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

2019Mike Hayton
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