The Awards are recognized as the highest honour a sailor can receive in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements by the world of sailing.
The nominees for the 2007 edition are:
Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson (GBR)
Marcelien De Koning and Lobke Berkhout (NED)
Claire Leroy (FRA)
Evi Van Acker (BEL)
Ed Baird (USA)
Franck Cammas (FRA)
Vincenzo Onorato (ITA)
Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada (BRA)
Rohan Veal (AUS)
Click here for more details on the 2007 nominees.
Nominations for sailors may be made by anyone - ISAF Member National Authorities, the national governing bodies for the sport of sailing, Classes, ISAF Committee Members and any other interested parties. A shortlist is then determined from all of those sailors nominated and these select few become the 'Nominees'. It is then over to the world of sailing to determine the winners.
The names of the winners will be announced tonight at about 22:00 UTC.
Each winner will be presented with the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award Trophy and a distinctive Rolex timepiece. The female and male winners will be presented with their awards by ISAF President of Honour HM King Constantine and by Arnaud BOETSCH of Rolex SA.
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - www.sailing.org/worldsailor
The ISAF Rolex World Sailor Podcast is available in iTunes. To subscribe you need to go iTunes and in the toolbar menu, pull down Advanced > Subscribe to podcast, and then enter the following URL: http://www.appftp.com/podcasts/ISAFworldsailor2007.xml
Go to the Podcast section of your iTunes and you should see the new entry, with titles etc. Once it is downloaded you can watch in iTunes, and sync it with your ipod. (For other MP3 and MP4 music and video players, consult instructions on how to subscribe to podcasts and downloads).
For wishing to download directly rather than through an MP4 video player, open a browser and insert the following link - http://www.appftp.com/podcasts/ISAFworldsailor2007.mp4