April 2020 Raymarine Sailors of the Month – Hasso Plattner

Hasso Plattner steering Phoenix II.
pic by Richard Crockett

Now here’s man who is absolutely passionate about his sailing, yet despite his age he just continues to mix it up with the best sailors in the world on the 52 Super Series circuit. Up until recently he was always a highly respected 505 dinghy sailor on the international circuit.

Hasso Plattner played a massive role in getting this series, as well as the now cancelled Rolex TP52 World Championship to Cape Town.

But this award is about sailing, so it was fitting that he won the opening race, and another, to ultimately finish second on the podium after 7 races – and that’s against some of the best sailors in the world.

Plattner helms his own boat, and has a cosmopolitan international crew aboard ‘Phoenix II’, amongst whom are some local South African sailors.

Plattner is alone in campaigning two boats in this series, with ‘Phoenix 12′ being helmed by his daughter Tina. She too has an international crew with South Africans included.

These two events brought top international sailor to our shores to sail on Table Bay with the iconic Table Mountain overseeing proceedings. It also gave local yachties an opportunity to see world class sailing at it’s very best.

Thank you Hasso for your contribution to the sport of sailing Hasso.

2020 Sailors of the Month

FebruaryCrew of Love Water
MarchRijk Kuttel & Chris Garratt
AprilHasso Plattner

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


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