Sime Fantela on how small nations can win

sime & mihovil fantela celebrate 49er Worlds victory

How can sailors from small nations possibly compete against the big teams with multimillion dollar backing? A number of competitors - people like Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus and Sime Fantela of Croatia - continue to prove that with the right attitude and approach, it is possible to get to the very top. Even more remarkable has been Sime and Mihovil Fantela's rapid rise to the top of the 49er fleet, winning the Worlds just 18 months after getting into the Olympic skiff for the first time. Here Sime tells Sailjuice about his approach to the business of winning....


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