ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
30 Jan 15
What could be sweeter than to wrap an Olympic-style event with a medal guaranteed before the Medal Race even starts?
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.