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Mike Sanderson (born 29 May 1971) is a New Zealand sailor. Perhaps best known for being awarded the prestigious ISAF World Sailor of the Year Award for winning the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race as skipper of ABN Amro I. At 34 years old, he became the youngest skipper to ever win a Volvo Ocean Race in the 2005-2006 edition of the race. From 2007 to 2010 he was Team Director of Team Origin, a potential British challenger for the 2013 America's Cup. He returned to skipper Team Sanya (the Irish-Chinese entry in the race) in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. The boat, formerly known as Telefonica Blue in the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, has been plagued with instrument and hull failures. As of 30 March, 2012 the boat is currently being shipped to Miami to be repaired so it can rejoin the race in Leg 7. In 2006 he married British round-the-world yachtswoman Emma Richards in Cowes, UK.