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SeaSailSurfer of March : Neal McDonald

Assa Abloy’ skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race

lundi 1er avril 2002Christophe Guigueno

image 195 x 300Photo : Rick Thomlinson / Volvo Ocean Race
The SeaSailSurfer of the month is Brit. Neal McDonald, 39, is Assa Abloy’ skipper sailing in the round the world yacht race. He just finished first in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race Volvo Ocean Race #VolvoOceanRace .

Neal McDonald was named skipper of the monohull Assa Abloy at the end of the first leg of the race, in Cape Town. It took him two legs to be confident in his new responsability and he won both Sydney Hobart and third leg in the one shot race to Auckland.

In Miami, Neal McDonald has just won his second leg in the Volvo Race and places his team at the second place of the overall rankings, height points behind germand crew of illbruck challenge.

For these reasons, McDonald is the man of march 2002.

Born on July 22nd 1963 in Brighton (GBR)
Maried toLisa McDonald, Amer Sport Two’ skipper
2002 winner of two legs of the Volvo Ocean Race Volvo Ocean Race #VolvoOceanRace
2001 winner of The Race aboard Club Med
1998 european 49er champion
1997/1998 Whitbread aboard Silk Cut
1993/1994 Whitbread aboard Fortuna
1988 6th in the Seoul Olympics in Flying Dutchman division

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