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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 1995

The 1995 ISAF World Sailor of the Year Awards were held in on 5 November 1995. The presenters for the evening were World Champion sailors, Gary Jobson (USA) and 1994 Female World Sailor of the Year Teresa Zabell (ESP).

Male Winner - Russell COUTTS (NZL)

Russell Coutts (NZL)In recognition of his role as skipper of the New Zealand boat 'Black Magic' the winner of the 1995 America's Cup.

Female Winner - Isabelle AUTISSIER (FRA)

Isabelle Autissier (FRA)In recognition of her triumph in Leg 1 of the 1994/95 BOC Challenge (Charleston - Cape Town), won by a margin of 1,200 miles, setting a race record of 35 days, 8 hours, 52 minutes.

Christophe AUGUIN (FRA)

Christophe Auguin (FRA)1st - Class I BOC Challenge, by winning 3 out of the 4 legs (also won BOC in 1991)

Isabelle AUTISSIER (FRA)

Isabelle Autissier (FRA)1st Leg 1 BOC Challenge (Solo Round the World Race).
Made yachting history by being the first woman to win a leg of the BOC, and by winning with a 1,200 mile lead over the next boat.

Lisa CLAYTON (GBR)

Lisa Clayton (GBR)Unassisted single-handed circumnavigation under sail in 285d, Oh, 26m, 27s. Only the third by a lady.

Russell COUTTS (NZL)

Russell Coutts (NZL)Skipper of Team New Zealand - winner of the America's Cup 1995

1st Omega World Match Race Rankings - the Official IYRU Rankings since 13 May 1995

Sally CUTHBERT (GBR)

Sally Cuthbert (GBR) 1st 1995 IYRU Nautica Word Youth Sailing Championship - girls double-handed discipline.

Sally also won the discipline in 1994 and 1993.

Leslie EGNOT (NZL)

Leslie Egnot (NZL) Helmsperson of Mighty Mary -1995 America's Cup.

Luc GELLUSSEAU (FRA)

Luc GELLUSSEAU (FRA)1st Miami - Mumm 36 International Circuit
1st La Rochelle - Mumm 36 International Circuit
1st Niewport - Mumm 36 International Circuit
1st 1995 Mumm 36 World Championship
2nd Key West - Mumm 36 International Circuit
2nd Sete - Mumm 36 International Circuit

Nikolas KAKLAMANAKIS (GRE)

Nikolas KAKLAMANAKIS (GRE)2nd Sail Melbourne 1995 (Mistral)
1st Mistral Australasian Championship
1st Athens Eurolymp Week (Mistral)
1st Semaine Olympique Francaise (Mistral)
2nd SPA Regatta (Mistral)
1st 1945 Pre-Olympic Regatta (Mistral)
1st IYRU World Sailing Rankings since 30 May 1995

Mighty Mary (USA)

Mighty Mary (USA)

Entire crew of Mighty Mary - 1995 America's Cup

John MERRICKS and lan WALKER (GBR)

John MERRICKS and lan WALKER (GBR) 1st Miami Olympic Classes Regatta (470)
1st Roma Sail Week (470)
1st Semaine Olympique Francaise (470)
1st 1995 SPA Regatta
1st 1995 470 European Championship
1st IYRU World Sailing Rankings - 1 September 1994 to 8 August 1995
Selected for 1996 Olympic Team - men's double-handed discipline

Don MICKLEBOROUGH (AUS)

Don MICKLEBOROUGH (AUS)1st 50th Sydney-Hobart 1995 with a 56 year old boat, SOUTHERLY, with a crew whose ages except one (and then only by two years) exceed the age of the yacht.

Don Mickleborough is 70 years old. Also past winner of five major ocean races and three Australian ocean races.

Kristine ROUG (DEN)

Kristine ROUG (DEN) 1st Europe World Championship
1st Danish Olympic Spring Regatta

Robert SCHEIDT (BRA)


Robert SCHEIDT (BRA)1st 1995 Laser World Championship
1st Miami Olympic Classes Regatta (Laser)
1st Rio de Janeiro Sail Week 1995 (Laser)
1st 1995 Pan Am Games (Laser)
2nd Kiel Week (Laser)
1st 1995 Pre-Olympic Regatta (Laser)
1st World Sailing Rankings since 7 February 1995

Theresa ZABELL/Begonia VIA DUFRENSE (ESP)

Theresa ZABELL/Begonia VIA DUFRENSE (ESP) 2nd Roma Sail Week (470)
1st Princess Sofia Trophy (470)
1st Semaine Olympique Francaise (470)
1st 1995 Pre-Olympic Regatta (470)
1st 1995 470 World Championship

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