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SAILOR OF THE MONTH – JAMES LARGIER

SAILOR OF THE MONTH – JAMES LARGIER

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James Largier started sailing from the very young age of 6. He learnt to sail firstly on his fathers small keel boat, and then a couple of years later on an Optimist. James managed to achieve good positions in the Optimist, to mention one he placed second in the South African National Champs, and was selected to represent South Africa in a few international events in the above mentioned Class.

Recently James has joined with Richard Hutton-Squire in a 505 campaign. So far they have competed in 4 national championships, winning the latest one. They have competed in 2 World Championships, placing 12th earlier this year. James and Richard will be competing in the 2016 505 world championships in Weymouth.

James started sailing small keelboats at a very young age, being part of the winning Lipton Cup team at the tender age of 11, the youngest person ever to win the event. He was also a part of the team that came second in J22 World Championships in the same season. His latest achievements on the small Keelboat front are being Part of the winning Lipton Cup Crew in 2013, and placing second again at the J22 Worlds in 2014.

James Has been heavily involved in a few IRC Racing campaigns from his early teens. He was involved in campaigns on Gumption, A.L, Windpower, Unleashed, Cape Fling and most Recently Vulcan. James’  most noteworthy accomplishments in IRC are being part of the winning boat’s crew in a total of 6 IRC nationals most Recently with Vulcan where he is the boat captain, crew boss and Upwind trimmer. James was part of Phil Gutshe’s team that competed on SOTO 40’s in Ilhabela, Brazil in 2014

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