My memory of Magnus will be similar to many, many people - that huge laugh and smile, always funny, always ready for a chat and a story as well as a bit of banterabout the next coming leg of the Whitbread, and then Volvo Ocean.
The fantastic part of the award is the opportunity to mentor some young up and coming sailors, which is something that no doubt I will get as much out of as they will from.
The Magnus Olsson Prize is given annually to an individual who has made an indelible contribution to the world of sailing and previous recipients include Torben Grael (BRA Ben Ainslie (GBR Stan Honey (USA) and Santiago Lange (ARG).Another dominant race win for Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand in race nine of the Americas Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, gave the Kiwi team the victory on the Great Sound in Bermuda, sparking wild celebrations on board their Americas Cup Class.It has been three years of hard work, said the 26-year-old Burling.And this was further underlined by Emirates Team New Zealands superb Americas Cup win in 2017.The Magnus Olsson Prize and the Scholarship Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Stockholm in early September.But full credit to team New Zealand, he said.Burling paying special mention to the veteran Ashbys influence: He plays a massive part in what we do, said Burling.Oracles helmsman, Jimmy Spithill, was gracious in defeat.June 26, 2017, peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand have won the 35th.The Viaduct Basin, developed for the 2000 Americas Cup in Auckland, has become the hub of city dining and night time entertainment - a lasting legacy of the event.The Kiwi team dominated the final stage of the 35th Americas Cup, winning eight races to Oracle Team USAs one race win, giving the New Zealanders a final winning scoreline of 7-1.Far from nursing their lead, the New Zealanders looked to assert their authority on the third leg in light air, opening up a buffer the size of two football fields over their opponents.Kiwi sailors were represented across almost every competing team in the 35th Americas Cup.The Mange Olsson Foundation has today announced Grant Dalton (NZL) as the winner of its prestigious award.It is an honour to receive this great award in Manges name.Personally for me it is a feeling of relief and immense satisfaction, said Ashby.In the same way as Magnus, Grant shares a lifelong passion and strong connection with ocean racing and his outstanding track-record includes victories in the Whitbread (Volvo Ocean Race The Race as well as the Americas Cup.Emirates Team New Zealand completed the upset over holders Oracle Team USA with a 7-1 dismantling and put to bed the demons of a heartbreaking 2013 defeat in San Francisco handbook of gifted education 3rd edition that saw them turn an 8-1 lead to a 9-8 defeat at the hands.
In his spirit the Foundation aims to inspire and support young sailors in Sweden, as well as reward international sailors who develop our sport at both a human and a competitive level.
Burling and his underrated crew etched New Zealands name into the oldest trophy in world sport the Auld Mug for a third time, spoiling Team USAs hopes of a third straight Americas Cup triumph.