Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2015
28 Aug 15
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is aware of the admittance to hospital of the German 49er sailor Erik Heil.
Daniel Smith - ISAF
In recognition of his domination of the Laser Class over the years to such an extent that any sailor would be hard pushed to match across any other class, winning his fifth Laser World Championship title in 2001 following on from his silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Regatta.
In recognition of her extraordinary success in the 2000-2001 Vendée Globe single-handed circumnavigation. She proved that size doesn't matter by trouncing all except the winner to become the fastest single-handed female circumnavigator and placed second in the race.