Henri Lloyd skipper Eric Holden wins Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award after points haul

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Henri Lloyd's Canadian skipper Eric Holden has been voted Sail Canada’s sailor of the month for the second consecutive month, and third time since the start of the Clipper 2013-14 Race.

Canada’s national sailing authority rewarded Eric with its May accolade for his team’s impressive points haul in Race 13.

Henri Lloyd collected 17 points over rivals GREAT Britain, the largest overall gain with Eric wining Race 13 from Jamaica to New York, two Ocean Sprint points and three Scoring Gate points. 

Sail Canada congratulated Eric Holden and his crew for their triple-crown accomplishment and, for the second consecutive month, honoured him with the outstanding achievement by naming Eric Sailor of the Month for May.

Eric said: “The attention and support from back home continues to inspire us during this final push to the finish back in London one month from today. The racing continues to be tight fought with no one giving an inch. The last race was something special, we only hope we haven't exhausted our good fortune as this race is turning out to be very complex and challenging.”

 Eric has previously been awarded with November and April’s Sailor of the Month award and was also the recipient of the 2013 Gerry Roufs Award for offshore racing at the 2013 Sail Canada Awards that took place in March. 

Henri Lloyd’s current Canadian crew members include James Dick from Victoria, B.C, Morgen Watson from Calgary, Fiona Garforth-Bles from Bragg Creek, Alberta, Michael Jauncey from Toronto and Phil Driver, currently living in the UK.