Augie DIAZ (Miami, Fla.), age 49, and Hannah SWETT (New York, N.Y.), age 34, have garnered plenty of media attention for their sailing accomplishments over the past decade.
Yesterday the athletes glowed in the national spotlight as US SAILING's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.
Honoured with the sport's highest national accolade at a luncheon in Manhattan at the New York Yacht Club, Diaz and Swett graciously accepted engraved Rolex timepieces, symbols of outstanding on-water achievement in the calendar year just concluded.
Diaz was recognized for his performances as skipper in three different one-design classes (Laser, Snipe and Star), Swett for full-time dedication to her Olympic campaign in the very competitive Yngling class, which will make its debut at the 2004 Olympic Regatta in Athens, Greece.
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