Geoff Holt is a total inspiration to anyone "abled" or not. It's not just his achievements - which are awesome in the true sense of word - but his positive attitude to life that makes this such well deserved recognition.
In his acceptance speech he made the following point:
"I think it is simply that [sailing] gives us an opportunity to learn about ourselves and to have the privilege of being part of such a precious environment using only the elements; it’s very empowering and, excuse the cliché, it is the most level of all sporting playing fields."
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Geoff you are a giant!