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Ape_straulinoStraulino the greatest sailor in history? It would seem so, judging from the partial results of the survey we submitted to you. We asked you who was, among the 30 sailing legends we selected after “furious” discussions in the editorial office, the greatest of them all, and for now the phenomenon of Mali Lošinj holds sway.

30-Marinai-della-storia-bollo-300x245This is followed by the ever-present Eric Tabarly (by the way, according to the editors of the Sailing Newspaper he is the greatest, find his story on the September issue of the Journal of Sailing, on newsstands and digitally) and, surprisingly, Francis Joyon, the record holder around the world solo, ahead of even Bernard Moitessier. Should the ranking remain unchanged (possible, but not a given), it will be the four of them who will advance to the semifinals, and it will again be your turn to vote for them. In the meantime, keep voting for who you think is the greatest of all time: the first phase ends August 31…

VOTE FOR THE GREATEST SAILOR IN HISTORY AND DISCOVER THE STORIES OF THE 30 LEGENDS OF SAILING

Schermata-2016-07-29-a-14.50.09-300x208AGOSTINO STRAULINO IN BRIEF
One Star Olympic gold and silver, four world titles, ten European titles. The palmares of Agostino Straulino (born in Mali Lošinj in 1914) are frightening. The incredible string of European titles won consecutively (eight, from 1949 to 1956, paired with Nico Rode) the world championships and Olympic gold take on even greater value when one considers that Agostino had major vision problems following an accident during a port demining operation.

But it was enough for him to “feel” the wind. In 1961 he was commander of the Corsair II and participated in the Transpacifica, finishing fourth. Famous was his sailing out of Taranto harbor when he was commander of the Amerigo Vespucci in 1965. In 1973 he won the Giraglia and the One Ton Cup in Costa Smeralda at the helm of Ydra. He died in 2004.

HOW VOTING WORKS AND WHAT YOU WIN
Once you have inquired about the thirty sailing legends selected by the editorial staff, you can vote for them on our website starting August 1. This will be a multiple vote (that is, you will be able to assign votes to multiple candidates). Voting, in the first phase, will close on August 31 at 12 noon. Let’s see in detail how the challenge will unfold:
– ELIMINATORY STAGE (MULTIPLE VOTING) – 30 to 4 CANDIDATES.
– 30 CANDIDATES to vote online on our website from August 1 to 31. You will be able to assign your preference to several candidates.
– The 4 candidates with the most votes pass the round.
– SEMIFINALS (SINGLE VOTE) – 4 TO 2 CANDIDATES
– 4 CANDIDATES to vote online Sept. 1-5. These will be two tennis-style semifinals, where two candidates (the first and fourth, second and third highest vote-getters in the elimination phase) will be pitted against each other. You will only be able to assign your preference to one of the candidates in each of the two semifinals
– 2 candidates who won the semifinals move on to the round
– FINAL (SINGLE GRADE)
– The 2 FINALIST CANDIDATES to be voted for online from September 6 to 12. You will only be able to assign your preference to one candidate. The most voted will be the greatest sailor in history according to you!
– WIN THE LONGEST GDV SUBSCRIPTION IN HISTORY!
Among all those who, between Aug. 1 and Sept. 12, send an email to speciali@panamaeditore.it with the reason why they voted for a candidate, a 30-year subscription to the Journal of Sailing will be drawn!

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