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2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees announced; representing the breadth and depth of the sport
World Sailing, the international federation for the sport, and Rolex are proud to announce a diverse lineup of nominees for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2017. The 2017 nominees feature sailors drawn from the America’s Cup, Vendee Globe, Windsurfing, Offshore and Olympic Class racing, highlighting the breadth and depth of the sport.
The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing. Since the awards’ inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names of those who have demonstrated unparalleled, performance, endurance and accomplishment in sailing.
More than 80 nominations were received for the 2017 Award for sailors demonstrating outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing between 19 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.
The names vying for the coveted and prestigious 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:
Marit Bouwmeester (NED)
2017 Laser Radial World Champion
Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA)
49erFX World Cup Series Champions
Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU)
Pro Windsurfers Association World Tour Freestyle and Slalom World Champion
Tara Pacheco (helmed by Fernando Echavarri) (ESP)
Nacra 17 World Cup Series Champions
Glenn Ashby (AUS)
America’s Cup winning Skipper
Peter Burling (NZL)
America’s Cup winning Helmsman
Thomas Coville (FRA)
Singlehanded Round the World Record holder
Armel Le Cleac’h (FRA)
2016-2017 Vendée Globe winner