ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards at Athens

ISAF AND ROLEX PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE NOMINEES FOR THE ISAF ROLEX WORLD SAILOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2010.
These awards recognize the top male and female sailor in the world. The winners are selected by the 130 ISAF Member National Authorities from an impressive field of nominees. Recent winners have topped their niche in sailing, from one-design to offshore racing.
Photo credit: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
The host city is always determined by the location for the ISAF (sailing's governing body) Annual Conference. Athens was chosen for 2010 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of HRH King Constantine of Greece's involvement with ISAF.
ISAF received nominations for the 2010 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. In deciding the nominees, the achievements of sailors made during the qualifying period of 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 are taken into consideration.

There can be only one winner in each of the two categories, male and female, and we are delighted to announce the names of those sailors now vying for the coveted and prestigious 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.

The 2010 nominees are:

Female
  • Kristin Boesse (GER) – Nine Time Kitesurf World Champion
  • Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA) – Youth Olympic Games gold medallist
  • Blanca Manchón (ESP) – RS:X World Champion & Double World Cup Winner
  • Lisa Westerhof & Lobke Berkhout (NED) – 470 World Champions
Male
  • Antoine Albeau (FRA) – Professional Windsurfing Association & Formula World Champion
  • Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) – 470 World Champions and World Cup winners
  • Lorenzo Bressani (ITA) – Melges 24 and 32 Champion
  • Franck Cammas (FRA) – Record breaking offshore racer
  • Tom Slingsby (AUS) – Laser & Etchells World Champion
  • Ed Wright (GBR) – Finn World Champion and double World Cup Winner
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards at Athens ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards at Athens Reviewed by Panos Douros on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Rating: 5

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