World Sailing is very proud to announce the finalists in this year’s Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards. The shortlist of sailors or crews, including world champions, Olympic medallists and world record holders, represent the wide range of disciplines in the sport of sailing and will be voted on by World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNAs), the international sailing community, fans and the public to decide a male winner and a female winner. Voting for the awards will open on Tuesday, 28 September, alongside voting for the World Sailing 11th Hour Sustainability Awards.
The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are recognised as the highest award a sailor can receive in recognition of their outstanding achievements by the world of sailing. This year’s awards will be presented during the World Sailing Awards on Tuesday, 25 October in Abu Dhabi.
The winners will have their name engraved on the iconic marble and silver trophy depicting the globe and crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, as well as a custom Rolex timepiece to mark the occasion. You can have your say on who wins the Rolex World Sailor of the Year and the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. A total of nine athletes – world champions, Olympic medallists and world record holders – have been shortlisted this year.
The 2022 Rolex World Sailor of the Year finalists are:
Helene Noesmoen (FRA)
Odile Van Aanholt & Annette Duetz (NED)
Caterina Marianna Banti (ITA)
Ruggero Tita (ITA)
Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FRA)
Nicolas Goyard (FRA)
Bart Lambriex & Floris van der Werken (NED)
For more information on the 2022 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards: www.sailing.org
Source: World Sailing
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