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The Renaissance Man

Paul Elvstrøm: A pioneer of the sport in so many ways


Paul Elvstrøm wasn't just a great sailor, he was a pioneer, an innovator. When he made a boat go faster, it was never enough. The great Dane always wanted to take it to the next level, relentless in his pursuit of technical, physical and mental excellence. At the end of 2016 we say farewell to one of the very greatest sailors. Elvstrøm's pursuit of excellence has inspired so many other great sailors, whose insights and advice are to be found in the pages of To get started....
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