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Kostecki Dubbed the "Cerebral Sailor";
Wins Praise From Whitbread Sailors

AmericaOne tactician John Kostecki is featured in a Jan. 13 article published in the official Web site for the Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy.

John Kostecki In Legs 3 and 4, Kostecki sailed aboard Chessie Racing, which had its best showing in these legs, finishing third in each. The San Fransico-born sailor is due much of the credit, say his competitors and teammates alike.

In the article — titled "John Kostecki: The Cerebral Sailor" and written by yachting journalist Stuart Alexander — AmericaOne and EF Language skipper Paul Cayard said: "He has an incredible feel for where to put a boat and make it go fast."

Toshiba navigator Andrew Cape said, "He's one of the best I have ever sailed with and I would always be happy to sail with him again."

Kostecki is taking a leave from the Whitbread to sail in Key West Race Week, as well as some one-design regattas, but will rejoin Chessie Racing for Leg 8.

Read the John Kostecki article.

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