The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex have announced the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2012.
The winners are selected by the ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs), the national governing bodies for sailing around the world. The MNAs are now invited to vote for the male and female nominee they believe most deserves the Award. Britsh nominees are Ben Ainslie, Saskia Sills and Helena Lucas.
The winners will be announced at the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards presentation and dinner, taking place on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The venue for the event is the Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland.
Details of the nominees available on the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards microsite.
Ben Ainslie (GBR) – Finn - London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist & 2012 World Champion
Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page (AUS) – Men’s 470 - London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallists, 2011 and 2012 World Champions and 2011-12 ISAF Sailing World Cup Champions
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) – 49er - London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallists & 2011 and 2012 World Champions
Loick Peyron (FRA) – Outright Around the World Record
Tom Slingsby (AUS) – Laser - London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist & 2011 and 2012 World Champion
Tamara Echegoyen, Angela Pumariega and Sofio Toro (ESP) – Women’s Match Racing - London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallists
Helena Lucas (GBR) – 2.4mR - London 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist and 2011-12 ISAF Sailing World Cup Champion
Saskia Sills (GBR) – RS:X - ISAF Youth Sailing World Champion & European Youth Champion
Lijia Xu (CHN) – Laser Radial - London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist
3 October 2012 17:28