The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are the highest award a sailor can achieve, and it recognizes their outstanding achievements in sailing. Awards are presented every November, and there are a male and female winner voted amongst other sailors, partners and sport enthusiasts.
Moreover, each year the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Awards highlight four sustainability projects from around the world that aim to make a difference and change the way sailing reduces its footprint, increase participation and reach out to under-represented groups to find ways to reuse materials.
This year, nominees fulfill all these criteria, and each have the potential to revolutionise the entire sector of the sport.
Let's set sail to find out what happens at the Rolex World Sailing Awards!
2021 has marked a great year in the nautical world. With the Olympics, America's Cup and Vendee Globe, it is great sailing is back and strong.
Let's look back on the past year and find out who of this year's nominees will become World Sailor of the Year as well as what sustainable project has been received the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award.