2000 Canadian Sport Awards
ALSO ON SLAM!
Sailors Dirk Kneulman, Paul Sustronk and Alan Harvey posted one of Canada's great victories in yachting in 1998 placing first at the International Etchells world championships held in Marblehead, U.S., in September.
The trio defeated a fleet of 105 boats loaded with some of the world's best sailors including Dennis Connors, a three-time America's Cup winners and two-time champion of the Etchells worlds as well as a host of other America's Cup winners, world champions and Olympic medallists.
Kneulman's team defeated the New Zealand crew skipped by Russel Coutts by one point over six races. Kneulman, a 43-year-old Burlington, Ont., boat builder, has a long history of contributions to Canadian yachting. He's been the shipwright (responsible for boat maintenance and repairs) of the Canadian sailing team at the last four Olympic Games. He's earned seven Canadian titles and two North American crowns.