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British trio nominated for World Sailor of the Year Awards

Olympic Champions Giles Scott, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.

Four-time world champion Scott, the second most successful sailor in Finn Gold Cup history, won gold at Rio 2016.

Mills and Clark improved on the silver won in London by winning Olympic gold in the women's 470 event in Rio.

Awarded annually to one female and one male nominee, the winners will be announced on 8 November in Barcelona.

Nominated alongside Mills and Clark is Laser Radial Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands, French gold medal-winning windsurfer Charline Picon. Cecilia Carranza Saroli, one half of the Nacra 17 Argentinian golden crew and Brazilian 49erFX Olympic Champions Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze.

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Meanwhile, Scott will face competition from New Zealand pair Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, 470 champions Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic of Croatia, Argentina's Santiago Lange and Paralympic champion Damien Seguin of France.