US Sailing’s 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards
US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards:
Nominations Now Being Accepted
Starting Tuesday, October 1, 2013, US Sailing will accept nominations for its 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation. Through November 30, 2013, each member of US Sailing may nominate the one male and one female sailor they believe has turned in the most outstanding on-the-water performance during the 2013 calendar year. Nominations can be made online through US Sailing’s website.
Nominate for Rolex 2013 Yachtswoman of the Year Award
Nominate for Rolex 2013 Yachtsman of the Year Award
Established in 1961 by US Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards recognize the individual male and female U.S. sailor who has demonstrated on-the-water excellence at international and/or national events to earn their place in the history of the sport. SKUD-18 Paralympic Silver Medalist Jen French and Kiteboarding World Champion Johnny Heineken earned the prestigious distinction in 2012. The list of legendary award winners includes notable sailors who have earned the honor multiple times: Ed Adams, Betsy Alison, Sally Barkow, Dennis Conner, JJ Isler, Allison Jolly, John Kostecki, Buddy Melges, Ken Read, Cory Sertl, Lynne Shore, Jody Swanson, Anna Tunnicliffe and Ted Turner.
At the conclusion of the nomination period (October 1-November 30, 2013), a shortlist of nominees will be presented to a panel of accomplished sailing journalists who discuss the merits of each and vote by secret ballot to determine the individual award winners. The winners will be honored in February, 2014, during a luncheon at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, when they will be presented with specially-engraved Rolex timepieces.
Who is your selection for US Sailing’s 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year? Submit your nomination(s) today.
February 26, 2013 - Heineken, French Honored at Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards Ceremony
January 14, 2013 - Heineken and French Named US Sailing's 2012 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year
December 19, 2012 - Shortlist Announced for US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year
About Rolex Watch U.S.A.
Since Rolex Watch U.S.A. first presented timepieces to America's Cup defenders in 1958, the company has consistently recognized and encouraged excellence in every important arena of competitive sailing. Globally, Rolex sponsors over 20 prestigious yachting events each year, including the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, Rolex Fastnet Race and Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Rolex has been a longstanding partner of US Sailing for over 30 years.
About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.