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15 December 2005, 09:57 am
Nominees Announced For US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman And Yachtswoman Of The Year Awards
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US SAILING has announced the sailors who have been short listed for it's 2005 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. Established in 1961 by US SAILING and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, US SAILING's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards recognize outstanding on-the-water achievement in the calendar year just concluded.
Widely regarded as one of the sport's ultimate recognitions for USA sailors, US SAILING's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards have honored such sailing standouts as Betsy ALISON, Dave CURTIS, Dennis CONNER, Courtenay DEY, JJ ISLER, John KOSTECKI, Jody SWANSON and Ted TURNER, all of whom have won the coveted award multiple times.

Nominees for US SAILING's 2005 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year are:

  • Mikee ANDERSON-MITTERLING
    (Coronado, California)
    Kieler Woche 470 Men's Champion
  • Andrew CAMPBELL
    (San Diego, California)
    Laser North American Champion and World University Games gold medallist
  • Augie DIAZ
    (Miami, Florida)
    Snipe World Champion
  • David HUGHES
    (San Diego, California)
    Kieler Woche 470 Men's Champion
  • Mike INGHAM
    (Rochester, New York)
    J/24 and Thistle National Champion
  • Jeff LINTON
    (Tampa, Florida)
    Etchells World Champion
  • Pete MELVIN
    (Huntington Beach, California)
    A-Class Catamaran World and North American Champion
  • Nick SCANDONE
    (Fountain Valley, California)
    2.4 Metre World Champion
  • George SZABO
    (San Diego, California)
    Star North American and Snipe National Champion

Nominees for US SAILING's 2005 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year are:

  • Sally BARKOW
    (Nashotah, Wisconsin)
    Yngling Women's World Champion
  • Paige RAILEY
    (Clearwater, Florida)
    Laser Radial World Champion
  • Anna TUNNICLIFFE (Plantation, Florida)
    Laser Radial World Championship bronze medallist

For additional information on the accomplishments of each nominee this year, visit www.ussailing.org/awards/rolex.

The nominees will be reviewed by a panel of noted sailing journalists, who together will discuss the merits of each nominee and vote by secret ballot to determine US SAILING's 2005 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. The winners will be announced in January and honored during a luncheon at the New York Yacht Club in New York City, on 24 February 2006, where they will be presented with Rolex timepieces.

Marlieke de Lange Eaton (As Amended By ISAF)
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