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Voting for the 2022 World Sailing Awards now open

by World Sailing 28 Sep 17:41 BST 25 October 2022
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The 2022 World Sailing Awards - celebrating the outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions throughout the sport of sailing - is now open for online voting!

This year's awards include the 2022 Rolex World Sailor of the Year, World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, Team of the Year and Boat of the Year and will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 25 October 2022.

You can have your say on who wins the Rolex World Sailor of the Year and the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. Cast your votes here.

The 2022 Rolex World Sailor of the Year: Male and Female categories

A total of nine athletes - world champions, Olympic medallists and world record holders - have been shortlisted this year.

The winners will have their name engraved on the iconic marble and silver trophy depicting the globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, as well as a souvenir they will keep close to them forever.

The 2022 Rolex World Sailor of the Year finalists are:

Female category

  • Hélène Noesmoen (FRA)
  • Odile van Aanholt and Annette Duetz (NED)
  • Caterina Marianna Banti (ITA)

Male category

  • Ruggero Tita (ITA)
  • Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FRA)
  • Nicolas Goyard (FRA)
  • Bart Lambriex and Floris van der Werken (NED)

World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award

The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award celebrates the delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives, aligned to World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030.

One of the four projects shortlisted will win the $10,000 USD prize to fund their continued sustainability efforts as well as the iconic trophy.

Four exceptional finalists have been shortlisted for the 2022 World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, representing the full spectrum of global sustainability initiatives within sailing and the marine industry.

The 2022 nominees are:

  • The Flipflopi Project
  • Fundación Ecomar
  • EurILCA Sustainability Program
  • Greenboats

Team of the Year

The Team of the Year Award will be presented to a crew of two or more sailors from any category of sailing and celebrates teams who personify the sporting values of integrity, ambition, resilience and resourcefulness.

Boat of the Year

The World Sailing Boat of the Year Award will be presented in recognition of outstanding boat design, innovative concepts and ground-breaking technological advancements that are changing the face of sailing, pioneering change across the world.

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