Time to vote for the 2019 Rolex World Sailor of the Year

The World Sailing Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and exceptional contributions to the sport of sailing. Presented at the World Sailing Annual Conference, one of three female and five male sailors will be crowned the 2019 female and male Rolex World Sailor of the Year.

And it’s up to the public to chose who.

The nominees (below) have performed at the highest level of sailing over the last 12 months and continue to inspire people globally:

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

Watch a short film about the awards and cast your vote.

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