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World Sailing announces the extension of its partnership with Rolex

by World Sailing 31 Oct 2020 01:01 GMT
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World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is delighted to announce an extension to its longstanding partnership with Rolex. The Swiss watchmaker has been the title partner of World Sailor of the Year Awards, the highest honour a sailor can receive in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements, since 2001.

Those who are nominated for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards demonstrate excellence, performance and accomplishment. Previous winners make up an illustrious list of the most celebrated names in the sport all whom have excelled at the highest level.

Male and female winners receive the unique marble and silver trophy depicting the globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, together with a Rolex timepiece.

Kim Andersen, World Sailing President, said, "Rolex has been a committed partner of World Sailing since 2001. We are thrilled to continue this long-running relationship and share our mutual passion for the sport. We thank them for their continued trust in and support of the sailing community."

David Graham, World Sailing Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are delighted with this extension. As we know, the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards helps inspire people to fall in love with sailing, which is ultimately our task."

Due to the interruption to the sailing calendar caused by the current global pandemic, the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards will not be presented in 2020. Success and excellence within the sailing community will next be celebrated at the 2021 World Sailing Awards.

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