August 2019 Raymarine Sailor of the Month – Andrew Tarboton


Andrew Tarboton.
pic by Femke de Vries Fotografie

South African sailors have been competing in numbers internationally recently, and mostly doing pretty well, so our judges had a tough time calling the winner.

Andrew Tarboton has always been a very versatile sailor who performs well in most classes and conditions, and just recently finished 14th in the Musto Skiff World Championships in Medemblik, the Netherlands.

He scored four top ten places in 14 races, with a 2nd being his best individual result – an excellent result in a competitive fleet of over 90 boats. The race in which he was 2nd was won by former South African Bruce Keen who now sails under the UK flag.

Tarboton always sails under the South African flag, and proudly displays the colours of our nations flag on his spinnaker.

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


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