This article was published on 21.12.2020
Lord Laidlaw (Highland Fling/Oui Fling) has been awarded the coveted ‘YCM Sailor of the Year’ 2020 by the Monaco Yacht Club, after being nominated three years in a row since 2017, for the sum of his successes in the world’s most prestigious races.
Receiving the award, Lord Laidlaw talked of his passion and what motivates him: “I like new challenges, but above all I love getting a project to work and making it a success, which is not easy. It means finding the right boat, a good crew, organising the training sessions… Everything must dovetail to perfection. What inspires me most is winning. I love competing but I prefer winning races even more”.