In life, timing is everything. And, after seven years in the Farr 40 class, the timing was right for New York financier Alex Roepers to achieve a long-held goal of winning the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship.
Rob Douglas (USA) heads to the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards as the Outright World Speed Record Holder at 55.65 knots. A record that is under threat at the moment. Find out Rob's thoughts on his nomination and his record.
Aruba's Sarah-Quita Offringa is excited for the night ahead at the 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year awards. The young sailor has had a fantastic year and her achievements certainly haven't gone unrecognised. Hear her thoughts on her nomination here.
As she puts it, Dee Caffari (GBR) is humbled to be nominated for the 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award. The Ocean Racer also talks about the great variation of sailing disciplines within the nominees and what her long term goals are.
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) won the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award in 2009 and after another great year which saw her place on the podium at several events she is back again, nominated alongside a strong list of the year's best female sailors.
Caught up with Lorenzo Bressani at the 2011 ISAF Annual Conference earlier who spoke about his second nomination. The Italian also spoke about his goals moving forward and his aspirations of sailing in the Extreme Sailing Series and America's Cup.
Nominations are now invited for the 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport.