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Vote now for your 2019 Rolex World Sailor of the Year

by World Sailing 23 Oct 2019 05:01 BST
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Public voting for the 2019 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award is now open!

Three female and five male sailors have been nominated in 2019 and it's now up to the general public to vote for who they think should be crowned the 2019 male and female Rolex World Sailor of the Year.

The nominees represent the success stories in the beautifully diverse and dynamic sport of sailing and over the last 12 months they have performed at the highest level and continue to inspire globally.

Vote here now.

The 2019 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees are:

Female

  • Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA) - 2018 PWA World Tour Slalom World Champion
  • Violeta del Reino (ESP) - 2019 Para World Sailing Championship Hansa 303 World Champion
  • Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) - 2019 Laser Radial World and European Champion
Male
  • Antoine Albeau (FRA) - PWA World Tour Slalom World Champion
  • Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) - 2019 470 World, European and Hempel World Cup Series Champions and 2018 Etchells World Championship gold (Belcher) / silver (Ryan) medallists
  • Marco Gradoni (ITA) - 2018 and 2019 Optimist World Champion
  • Francis Joyon (FRA) - Route du Rhum winner
The female and male winners will be announced at the World Sailing Awards Ceremony in Bermuda on 29 October 2019. Each winner will be presented with the unique marble and silver trophy depicting the globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, together with a Rolex timepiece.

The public vote will contribute to 50% of the overall count with the remaining 50% to be decided by World Sailing's Member National Authorities.

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