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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2004 - Shortlist Announced
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor Of The Year Awards 2004

ISAF and Rolex are proud to announce the male and female sailors shortlisted for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2004.
The criteria for nomination for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2004 was "outstanding achievement" in the period 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2004.

With the pinnacle regatta of the nomination period being the 2004 Olympic Sailing Competition, and giving due credit to their achievements all eleven gold medal winning crews have been shortlisted, together with outstanding sailors from the world of offshore sailing and match racing. An interesting mix of achievements will no doubt set the race for some close voting. The nominees are:

Female

Adrienne Cahalan (AUS)
Sofia Bekatorou & Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE)
Faustine Merret (FRA)
Shirley Robertson, Sarah Webb & Sarah Ayton (GBR)
Siren SundbY (NOR)

Male

Ben Ainslie (GBR)
Ed Baird (USA)
Paul Foerster & Kevin Burnham (USA)
Steve Fossett (USA)
Gal Fridman (ISR)
Torben Grael & Marcelo Ferreira (BRA)
Roman Hagara & Hans Peter Steinacher (AUT)
Francis Joyon (FRA)
Iker Martinez & Xabier Fernandez (ESP)
Robert Scheidt (BRA)

To determine the winners, the ISAF Member National Authorities - the national governing bodies for sailing - around the world will cast their vote for the one female nominee and one male nominee whom they feel deserve the honour of receiving the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award 2004. The winners will be announced at the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards Presentation on 9 November 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The winners of the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards will be presented with a Rolex timepiece and the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award Trophy.

Full biographies and image gallerys of the nominees are available on the ISAF Rolex World Sailor Of The Year 2004 Microsite at the address below and at http://www.sailing.org/sc.asp?id=2004_nominees

For further information contact:

ISAF Secretariat, Ariadne House, Town Quay, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2AQ, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0) 23 80 635111. Fax: +44 (0) 23 80 635789. Email: worldsailorawards@isaf.co.uk

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