2001 will see the eighth presentation of the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Awards, the sailing world's most prestigious Award of Recognition, presented to sailors by sailors.
Nominations are now invited for the World Sailor of the Year Awards 2001. Anybody is entitled to make a nomination, whether an ISAF Member National Authority, ISAF Class, media, sailors, clubs and any other interested parties.
As in past years, two Awards will be presented, one for a male and one for a female sailor, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the sport during the twelve-month period from 1 September 2000 to 31 August 2001. However, this will exclude achievements at the 2000 Olympic Games which were honoured in 2000.
If you wish to nominate a sailor for outstanding achievement during this period, complete the online Nomination Form - www.sailing.org/worldsailor/nominationform.asp - and return it to the ISAF Secretariat by 31 August 2001.
In early September, a Shortlist Panel will consider the nominations received and finalise the shortlist of male and female sailors to contend for the World Sailor of the Year Awards 2001. The Shortlist Panel, will be chaired by ISAF President of Honour, HM King Constantine, and include:
Sponsor Representative - to be announced
2000 World Sailor of the Year Award Winner skippers - Shirley Robertson and Mark Reynolds
Media representative - Bob Fisher
ISAF Council Members representing the six principle geographic areas: Asia - Yasuo Hozumi, Africa - Ross Robson, Europe - Hans-Joachim Fritze, North America - Charley Cook, Oceania - Joe Butterfield, South American and Caribbean - Jane Moon
The shortlisted Sailors will be announced in early September and voting will then be undertaken amongst the ISAF Member National Authorities. The winners will be announced on 13 November 2001 at the Awards Presentation in Lisbon, Portugal.
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