June 2018 ‘Raymarine’ Sailor of the Month – Blaine Dodds

Blaine Dodds.

Now here’s a man who is no stranger to this award, and even has the prestige ‘Sailor of the Year’ title to his credit, yet he continues to mellow and shine as he climbs the ‘age ladder’ in our wonderful sport!

He is of course the evergreen Blaine Dodds – Hobie Cat supremo and doyen of the fleet for so many years now.

He was nominated for the award simply because so far this year he has won the Hobie Tiger Nationals off Langebaan, and then at the end of April he scored a come-from-behind victory in the final race of the Hobie 16 nationals off Port Elizabeth to win overall.

I know that I have difficultly counting all his victories, and maybe Blaine does too, but until some youngsters take their sailing really seriously and put in the effort to beat him, he will remain top of the pile and continue winning titles.

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SAILING, in conjunction with MDM Marine Services and Raymarine sponsor the ‘Sailor of the Year’ Award.
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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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